Lead Health Economist

23 January 2023

HEU Lead Health Economist

***READVERTISED*** The application process has closed. We are currently reviewing applications.

We are hiring a passionate and forward-thinking Lead Health Economist (Band 8a) for a fixed-term contract to 1 April 2024.

The application deadline was 31 January 2023.

***We have readvertised this post. Further information.***

You’ll have considerable experience of working with data and conducting complex analysis in healthcare settings. You’ll also be somebody that finds joy in managing the clear communication of complex information, supporting informed decision making.

We are the Health Economics Unit and we lead on the generation of world-class evidence through health economics and advanced analytics for the NHS and beyond. Through collaboration we enable our partners to make the best possible decisions about health and care.

About the Position

As our Lead Health Economist you will manage the work of the health economics team, providing health economics analyses on a range of exciting and high-profile projects. You will be responsible for  evaluating innovations such as digital health solutions and medical technologies. You’ll be excited about:

  • Developing models to assess the cost effectiveness of interventions
  • Producing budget impact models;
  • Supporting complex decision-making and resource allocation across the health and care system.

As the lead you’ll be working with data science, data engineering, health economics, project management, and communications colleagues, taking responsibility for the delivery of a wide range of projects and programmes within the Health Economics Unit.

Full details of our vacancy announcements are available on Health Jobs Uk and via the link below.

  • Lead Health Economist | NHS AfC: Band 8a Vacancy Ref: 877-CSU-4911516 | Closed: 31 January 2023

If you are passionate about what you do and believe in making a difference, then we want to hear from you.


This was a fixed-term contract to 1 April 2024. Any Applicants with continuous NHS service will be offered on a secondment basis where possible


Since the Covid-19 pandemic the majority of the team have been temporarily working from home. We have adopted the principles of agile working to support the flexibility and work/life balance of our people, focusing on what you do rather than where you do it.

The location for this role is flexible/ agile/ home-based from anywhere in the U.K. In early 2023 we’ll be opening an office in Canary Wharf, London. To be eligible to receive the London HCLA,  there is a minimum requirement of two days per week in the office.

Join us

You might be the person we’re looking for, or maybe you know someone that would be pleased to hear about the job, and the work we do.

We are delighted you’ve shown an interest in joining our passionate team.

Thank you

Our specialist services

This is a small selection of all the solutions we can provide.

Evidence generation

Understanding whether new care pathways and interventions are effective, efficient, and deliver value for money

Population health management

Using allocative efficiency techniques and population health analytics to improve value and deliver the best care possible

Advanced analytics

Using advanced techniques in machine learning, data science and casual inference to understand the biggest questions in health


Sharing our vast knowledge to develop NHS capability through training, research design advice and quality assurance