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Policy Fellow

The Health Foundation
London (City of), London (Greater)
£47,608 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Policy & Research
Health & Medical
Full Time
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We are an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.  The Healthy Lives directorate has an ambitious strategy to improve people’s health and reduce inequalities. To achieve this we are continuing to build our expertise in the economic and social factors that influence people’s health.

Health is our most precious asset. It is shaped by the work we do, the income we earn, the education we receive and the places and communities we live in. The context of the pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis and rising demand for services makes improving – or even sustaining – healthy life expectancy a real challenge. 

Improving health and reducing inequalities requires a whole-society approach – we can’t do this alone. Our ambition is to create more favourable conditions that enable others to act. We want decision makers across all parts of society to understand and fulfil their potential contribution to building a healthy nation.

One of our key objectives is to improve understanding of how business and investors influence health and catalyse action in the private sector. We do this by providing evidence and recommendations to influence policymakers, employers and businesses. This is supported by funding activity by other organisations to build evidence or take action to improve health and reduce inequalities.  

The Policy Fellow is a key role in the Healthy Lives team. They will work closely with the Policy Manager supporting our work to develop the policies and approaches needed to ensure that the activity of employers, business and investors supports good health.

To find out more about this role, please click on the apply link below to be redirected to our careers website.



About Us

Health is our most precious asset. Good health and wellbeing enables us to live happy, fulfilling lives and frees us up to achieve our potential. It fuels our prosperity – a healthy and productive labour force is the engine that powers our economy. And it helps to build a stronger society by enabling us to play a full part in family life, make social connections and contribute to our communities. 

Our health is shaped by a range of factors including our early life, the work we do and the income we earn, the education we receive and the homes and places we live in. The health and care system should support good health and wellbeing by enabling everyone to access the high-quality treatment, care and support they need, when they need it.  

Yet, good health remains out of reach for too many people in the UK. Improvements in life expectancy have slowed. We compare poorly with other leading nations on some important aspects of our health, such as cancer and heart disease. Deep inequalities in health between our poorest and wealthiest communities have widened. Meanwhile, health and care services are under huge pressure and struggling to provide access to timely, high-quality care. 

It doesn’t have to be like this. By valuing our health as an asset, investing in health and care services and focusing on the wider factors that shape our health and drive inequalities, we can build a healthier nation.

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