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Main area
Vaccine Deployment Programme
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
990-1-EI9011-LN
Employer
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Employer type
NHS
Site
London
Town
London
Salary
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/05/2022 23:59

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NHS England and NHS Improvement logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Analyst

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition,  although the role advertised may have an ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

The Senior Analyst will work as part of the Hospital Hub Team leading the provision of an efficient, effective and high quality professional and well co-ordinated analytical service, providing analytical solutions and support to delivery of the programme.  The post holder will be responsible for structuring problems and developing appropriate statistical and analytical solutions, analysing and triangulating data in innovative ways, and adapting approaches to deal with ambiguity.  This will require stakeholder engagement and collaborative working with other workstreams, healthcare bodies and third party organisations.

We are looking for a highly numerate person, with experience in using a range of statistical, programming and data visualisation solutions (e.g. Foundry including contour and report apps, Excel, Python etc.).  The post holder should be able to demonstrate experience and understanding of a wide variety of analytical and statistical methods (e.g. descriptive, inferential, predictive), research techniques (qualitative, quantitative) and their application, to provide high quality and timely data modelling, analysis and intelligence.

Key Functional Responsibilities:

  • To work closely with national and regional directors and their senior teams, championing the use of analysis and insight to improve decision-making on key priorities across NHS England and NHS Improvement.
  • To develop strong networks with key internal and external stakeholders and partners to ensure alignment and co-ordination of work to maximise impact.
  • Lead research on emerging / advanced analytics tools / techniques / technologies, as well as new versions of existing software to recommend further value-adding initiatives.
  • Take a practical approach to providing advice, giving persuasive explanations of complex concepts orally and in writing to a range of audiences, in a clear and accessible manner.
  • Have good project management skills, including the ability to plan, manage and deliver a portfolio of projects, juggle competing priorities and tight deadlines for self and team, and work autonomously to drive own work programme and that of team members.
  • Build and manage collaborative relationships across the health system, including internal and external policy and analytical teams, providers and clinical experts, and senior and challenging external partners and stakeholders, to ensure analyses are relevant to their needs.

With minimal supervision, the Senior Analyst will deliver a high quality data analytics service to NHS business teams using extensive knowledge of NHS data and business processes and excellent analytical and technical skills. 

In particular the post holder will: 

  • Demonstrate significant experience and understanding of a breadth of analytical methods (i.e. economics, statistics, social research, health related disciplines, operational research and evaluation techniques) and their application, to provide high quality, timely analysis and intelligence. Demonstrate experience and understanding at depth of at least one analytical technique with application to healthcare;
  • Structure problems and develop appropriate analytical solutions, analysing and triangulating data in innovative ways, and adapting approaches to deal with ambiguity. Deploy analytical judgement in dealing with unstructured and/or missing data;
  • Take a practical approach to providing advice, giving persuasive explanations of complex concepts orally and in writing to a range of audiences, in a clear and accessible manner;
  • Have good project management skills, including the ability to plan, manage and deliver a portfolio of projects, juggle competing priorities and tight deadlines for self and team, and work autonomously to drive own work programme and that of team members. 
  • Work with other team leaders to develop and manage all staff in the analytical team, providing appropriate coaching and support;

Build and manage collaborative relationships across the health system, including internal and external policy and analytical teams, providers and clinical experts, and challenging external partners and stakeholders, to ensure analyses are relevant to their needs. 

Please note that the reason for the fixed term role is short-term time limited project.

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Name
Carolyn Beeden
Job title
Head of Operational Performance - Hospital Hubs & HCW Vaccination | National Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment Programme
Email address
carolyn.beeden1@nhs.net
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