Business Intelligence Lead Developer

Job reference: 001770

Location: Leeds

Closing date: 26/02/2021

Salary: £45,753 (Band 8a)

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5

About the role
As part of our Business Intelligence team, the Business Intelligence Lead Developer will work in a multi-disciplinary team, playing a lead role in developing Business Intelligence products and dashboards to both support the response to the COVID- 19 Pandemic as well as products to support care domains in the longer run.

NHS Digital is the data and technology partner of the health and care system. We deliver critical national services, lead major technological change programmes, produce impartial statistics and hold health and care data in trust for the nation enabling world-class data science. 

As part of the role you will be responsible for:

  • Building on the rapid progress of the last few months, this role will be part of a recently formed Business Intelligence team to leading our dashboard development team.
  • Responding to a range of customers requirements, you will prioritise tasks daily, ensuring the appropriate techniques are used to design, develop, and maintain dashboards.
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team using data and technology to improve lives. You can see a selection of our dashboards that have already been produced and are in the public domain:

About you

We want you to be set for success, these are some of the key skills and experience that you'll bring to the role:

  • Advanced specialist knowledge of analytical and requirements gathering skills.

  • Expert in the appropriate visualisation of complex Health and Social Care Data with easy to interpret clear messages.

  • Evidence of active engagement with stakeholders and negotiation skills and commitment to meeting stakeholder expectations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to choose content and style to suit the audience, including large groups.

  • Experience of working in and leading a multidisciplinary team using agile methodologies and develop technical staff.

  • Proven ability to design new data products and analytical outputs that meet the needs of customers.

  • Skills from one or more of the following specialisms: 

      • Data Science 
      • Business Intelligence 
      • Statistics and Model Management 
      • Service Performance and Customer Focus 
      • Linkage, Location, Data Quality, and New Data

For more information on the role, please view the role profile.

You can find out about the type of work NHS Digital and Data Services has recently been involved in to support the COVID response here.

Further information about our structure and Data Services Directorate can be viewed here.

What we offer
In addition to planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job shares, flexible hours and part-remote set ups

  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service

  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme 

  • Contributory Pension (with a contribution from us equal to 20.6% of your earnings)

  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance

  • Employee benefit schemes which include our Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease schemes

For more information, visit Working at NHS Digital or contact us at

About us
We are the national information and technology partner to the health and care system. Our task is to build and run excellent digital products and services that NHS and care staff across the country can rely on every day.
Find out about the amazing work we do here.

Next steps 

Interviews and technical presentations are scheduled to take place week commencing 8th March. Applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted by email.
To view further information please see the attached role profile and to apply for the role click ‘Apply for job’ below.  To apply for this position, please upload a CV and complete a supporting statement with outlines how you meet the competencies listed in the role profile. .
We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site. 


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