Health Economics Data Intern with Alzheimer Scotland


Location: Edinburgh
£8.75 per hour
Full-Time for six months
Closing date: 3 January 2018, 12 noon
Interview date: 11 & 12 January 2018

About the Company

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.

Our aims are:

• To be the national and local voice of and for people with dementia and their carers in Scotland
• To improve public policies for the benefit of people with dementia and their carers
• To provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for people with dementia
• To provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for carers of people with dementia.

Our members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups, and organisations. We employ around 550 full and part-time staff, mainly in our service-provision projects around Scotland, and are supported by over 900 volunteers.

Find out more on our website here

The Role

Alzheimer Scotland now seeks an enthusiastic and talented graduate to join their team as a Health Economics Data Intern, to offer specific analytical support around the economics of service delivery and factors impacting it.

In this post, the main tasks of the intern will be:1380.png

• To identify, gather, and analyse data and statistics relating to health and social care provision (primarily for people with dementia)
• Primarily using publicly available ISD, Scottish Government, Official Statistics and other robust data, to estimate and project costs associated with the care and support of people with dementia, from diagnosis through to the end of life.
• Providing support to other members of the research group
• Working with members of the communications as part of stakeholder engagement and with external contacts to gather additional information and share findings and the final report of the group.
• Supporting secretariat functions for the sub-group
• Any other tasks as may reasonably be required


This role is ideally suited for a graduate with skills in data analysis, economics and health systems analysis. A degree in economics, health economics, or equivalent, would be preferable but is not essential.

It is essential that the intern/graduate is confident in working with economic data, ideally health economics, and health systems. The intern/graduate must be able to identify, analyse and utilise health economic data to work out costs for health systems and individuals.

The following skills are highly desirable:

• Confident user of office software
• Some experience in research, either through study or experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Confident presenting your work to different audiences from work colleagues to lay audiences
• Knowledge of data analysis
• Ability to work independently and to account for own work
• Able to work as part of a team


Closing date for applications is 3 January 2018,12 noon.disability_survey2.png
Interview date: 11 & 12 January 2018

Please submit a CV and covering letter through the AAI - Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications. We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.
Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.



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