Job: Policy Analyst (Humanities) at the PHG Foundation, Cambridge

20 March 2017

Salary: £28,000 to £35,000 p.a. plus benefits
Closes: 7th April 2017
Full time or part time (min 28 hours p.w.)
Fixed Term contract for 3 years

This is a great opportunity for a social scientist/philosopher/lawyer with an interest in health policy to work with a world-leading think tank that uses research, analysis and advocacy to accelerate the impact of cutting edge biomedical science in healthcare.

As part of our busy team, you will have many opportunities to challenge yourself and to learn more about both exciting advances in biomedicine and the social, ethical, political and legal contexts that impact on their use in healthcare.

To succeed in the role you will have humanities and scientific expertise with ideally a good first degree in a relevant humanities subject (e.g. law, social sciences or philosophy). A postgraduate academic or professional qualification in health/medical law and ethics or biological science, medicine, public health or public policy is desirable.

You will have strong project management skills, a talent for writing and communicating complex issues to a variety of audiences and an ambition to influence public policy through your work. You must have the personal qualities to work well with fellow professionals and experts in a multidisciplinary environment, on interesting policy projects that combine the latest science and technologies with their ethical, legal, social and economic implications. You will also be committed to helping the PHG Foundation to further develop its reputation as an independent health policy think-tank.

You can download an application pack and details of how to apply from our website.

For an informal discussion contact Alison Hall at alison.hall [at]

Interviews will be held in Cambridge on 3 May 2017.

Job: Head of Ethics at the British Medical Association

1 September 2011

From guardian jobs: “You will develop and direct the work of our Ethics Department so that they shape policy on ethical and human rights matters, respond to developments, promote us and provide advice and information.

It’s a broad brief where you will use your leadership and people management skills to fully develop your team, manage discrete budgets and ensure the smooth running of the Medical Ethics Committee. In addition, you will oversee special projects such as our human rights book, take overall responsibility for advice and casework, and build contacts with a wide range of professional and governmental organisations.

It’s an opportunity to innovate and explore new ground, while drawing on the experience you have gained in policy roles.

Diplomacy, political judgement and a broad understanding of health care ethics affairs will be key, as will your experience of team leadership and budget management. You’ll also have a good grasp of issues/areas such as the ethical tensions in clinical practice, the workings of the NHS, the impact of changes in health care delivery systems on clinical practice, and the interlinked developments in human rights. You will be an excellent communicator, excelling in writing and editing the work of others as well as being at home teaching at all levels within the health care professional community.”

Closing date: 16 September 2011