Senior Information Analyst

Job reference: 001988

Location: Leeds

Closing date: 18/04/2021

Salary: Band 7 - £38,390 - 44,503

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5

About the role

NHS Digital are the data custodians for the health and care system.  Our Data Services Directorate has primary responsibility for driving data quality, linking data across the system, and providing statistics and insights. 

We are recruiting two Senior Information Analysts to join either our Archimedes Team and GP Data for Planning and Research Team.

The Opportunities

Archimedes Tribe

You will join our Archimedes Tribe within NHS Digital which delivers services across a variety of portfolios. These include Mental Health, Community Services, Learning Disabilities, Maternity Services Dataset, Clinical Indicators and Population Health and, the area you will work with predominantly with Clinical Audit, focusing on the National Diabetes Audit. 

GP Data for Planning and Research Team

You will work as part of a newly formed team focussing on analysis of the new GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDfPR) collection. This is a unique opportunity to work on a ground-breaking new dataset which will be the largest collection of GP data in the UK.

Please note this role is on a Fixed Term Contract for 2 years.

As a Senior Information Analyst, you will:

  • Manage a small team of analysts.

  • Create outputs, reports and feeds of live data for customers.

  • Validate live data.

  • Creation of a process and templates to capture customer requirements.

  • Carry out training for analysts and users of the data.

  • Work with stakeholders to define future reporting and publication requirements.

 About you

Some of the key skills and experience that you will bring to the role:

  • Knowledge of statistical modelling and techniques including coding on software packages

  • Experience using cutting edge technologies combined with data expertise to solve real-world problems

  • Data linkage and analysis of new types of data including using analysis and subject matter knowledge to inform content requirements. 

  • Specialist knowledge of business intelligence and visual analytics to develop and standardise sophisticated interactive presentations.

  • Educated to a Master’s degree level in a numerate discipline, or an equivalent level of knowledge.

  • Be able to understand and interpret results from complex or novel analysis, apply the results to the given problem and suggest conclusions to be drawn.

  • Able to present and explain results of analysis via written and verbal communication.

For more detailed information about the different roles and skills required, please view the role profile. 

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

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

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service

  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme   

  • Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)

  • Flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed

  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance

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

For more information visit our Working at NHS Digital page.

Next steps

If you meet our shortlisting criteria, you will be asked to complete an online test. This is likely to take place week commencing 26th April.

Remote interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 10th May. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.

We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site.

If you have previously interviewed for this role (or a similar one) with NHS Digital and been unsuccessful, we encourage you to obtain feedback from your initial application to support your future career as we will not accept any further applications for a period of six months.