About the role

Where you make a difference

NHS Digital is the national digital, data and technology partner for the NHS and social care system. We design, build, deploy and operate national products, platforms and data services for patients, clinicians, those who manage the system and researchers in the NHS, academia and the life sciences sector. Our systems serve up to 53 million citizens and 1.3 million NHS staff.

Here at NHS Digital we are growing and investing in our Business Intelligence and data visualisation team. We are currently recruiting for a Business Intelligence Lead Developer on a 24 month fixed term contract for our development team (Principal Information Analysts). This is a hands-on role leading a team of between 4 and 6 business intelligence developers (the team is growing!). You will work with stakeholders across the NHS to develop dashboards at scale that will improve lives, current projects include a range of requirement from the vaccine programme as well developing data vis products for primary and secondary care.

What’s Involved:

Our goal is to maximise the accessibility, quality and utility of health and care data while respecting privacy, transparency and ethics. As such we are responsible for analysing large volumes of data related to topics such as hospital care, social care, mental health, diabetes, maternity and weight management. We interpret the trends within this data, summarise the results within publications and make open data available for further research. All of which supports the policy decisions made within the health and social care system.

A major element of our role since 2020 has been to leverage our live services, data and delivery capabilities to support the pandemic, including delivering digital services for NHS Test and Trace, maintaining the shielded patient list, analysing and reporting upon the testing programme, as well as the infection rate.

NHS Digital requires insight professionals to harness large and important sets of data for the public good. The health and care system has a very rich array of data that benefit patients and citizens and we have already invested heavily in the infrastructure required to process, access and surface that data. What we now require are individuals that can harness the power of that data and convert it into insights and information that can make a real difference to the lives of people every day.

What's in it for you

  • A role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care.
  • A range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your 
    work has a direct and positive impact.
  • Working with a powerful data platform that is built specifically for analytical use and with incredibly rich health datasets that are unique in the world.

A real commitment to your personal and professional development with access 
to a broad range of learning opportunities

More about the role

This is a 24 month fixed term opportunity
  • Being part of and/or managing a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Playing a lead role in delivering data visualisation products.
  • Undertaking the development of health information analyses, which support internal and external customers of NHS Digital.
  • Developing, planning and implementing new data processes utilising the latest NHS Digital platforms and IT systems to maximise both rapid data quality feedback and statistical insights across a range of data products and services.
  • Providing subject matter expertise supporting the development of clear, specific customer requirements to deliver new analytical products and services. Actively participating in consultation around specifications and maintenance of work plans for each project.

About you

More about you

Some of the skills and experience we’re looking for:

  • Experience of developing enterprise business intelligence tools in market leading tools such as Tableau.
  • Experience of providing subject matter expertise and guidance to support in the development of clear, specific customer service requirements, managing scope changes to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Significant experience of leading on a range of projects, including the allocation of work to other staff, to deliver quality outcomes to deadline and identifying risks.
  • Able to communicate complex and technical concepts and issues to non-technical colleagues, customers, stakeholders and potential customers at all levels.
  • Experience developing processes and procedures to ensure the effective, efficient, and robust collection of data.
  • Proven ability to design new data products and analytical outputs that meet the needs of customers.
  • Ability to ensure quality, value and compliance with professional standards for a team’s output and take accountability for this.

About us

About Us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.

Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.

We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.

Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work

Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus


Our work matters. You Matter

What we offer you:

  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours  
    and part-remote set ups 
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service 
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave  
  • A generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings) 
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance 
  • Employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan and Car  
    Lease schemes 

Next steps

Remote interviews will take place w/c 14th February using Microsoft Teams. Applicants selected for interview 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.

Please ensure your supporting statement includes demonstrable evidence and specific examples on how you meet the criteria for each of the key skills specified above and those given in the role profile.

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

When uploading your supporting statement, please remove any personal details to allow for your application to be reviewed anonymously.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.

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