About the role

The National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) manage and develop a number of data processing systems that aid the collection and curation of cancer, congenital anomaly and rare disease data. The NDRS systems are central to the timely receipt and registration of this population-based data and allow us to quality-assure data from every patient in England diagnosed with these registerable conditions. Our analysis teams provide expert analysis and interpretation of the data we collect to support improvement of treatment services, often working in partnership with academic and third sector colleagues.

As a IT Systems Analyst for the NDRS you will carry out an in-depth evaluation and verification of the capabilities and functionality of systems, serving as a middle-person between the end-users and software developers, to ensure that product information is properly disseminated.

You will work with other subject matter experts and internal stakeholders in gathering, validating, and documenting system requirements. You will be expected to carry out user research interviews to determine the difference between user needs and desires and to produce digital prototypes in order to present requirements, test products and resolve usability issues before development.

Reporting to the Senior Business Analyst, you will be using your knowledge and experience to help realise and deliver the vision and technological project needs of stakeholders.

This is a technical role so experience of system design and development is essential and previous use of SQL would be desirable. You will also have had experience in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and will be responsible for making sure products are delivered conforming to agreed specifications and error free.

About you

You will be a highly motivated individual looking to join a multidisciplinary digital team, where you will be conducting business analysis for a number of systems or projects at any one time. The role requires strong elicitation and delivery skills, the ability to break down complex issues to provide solutions, and excellent communication skills with roles across all levels of seniority.

We want to make sure that you are set for success, these are the key skills and experience that you will have:

  • Previous experience of working as a business analyst preferably in a technical environment.
  • Strong communication with a range of stakeholders to identify, qualify and analyse requirements, practice and constraints which underpin business analysis and other activities throughout project and service lifecycles.
  • Able to determine and document system efficiency and functionality by liaising with internal departments and end-users. Experience of promoting process improvement, prioritising work and working to an agreed MVP.
  • Able to analyse current services and processes and identify and implement opportunities to optimise these. Helps to evaluate and establish requirements using relevant techniques such as gap analysis. Knowledge of business modelling techniques, e.g., UML, BPMN. Solution development and implementation.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of system design, data, data formatting, field content, mappings, data linkage and transmission.
  • Be able to identify all the systems, processes and users that are impacted by the business problem, and/or the solution.
  • Experience in both facilitating and carrying out User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Business Acceptance Testing (BAT), including the creation of wireframes and prototypes to present to stakeholders.
  • Experience of working across all phases of projects either alone or with a small team including identification, assessment and management of risks and production of realistic plans and contribution towards lessons learned. An understanding of the components of running and finishing an economically successful project.
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
  • a real commitment to your personal and professional development with access
    to a broad range of learning opportunities
This role is available in any NDRS location, including Leeds, London, Manchester, Cambridge, Sheffield, Newcastle or Salisbury. 
Please note; this role is advertised with the National Civil Service SEO pay range. If you are based in London, the Inner London Pay range is  £41,276 - £47,378. If you are based in Cambridge, the Outer London pay range is £39,348 - £45,567.

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

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.  Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include 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, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

Next steps

Within your application, we are looking for you to demonstrate how you have the skills and experience for the role.

Remote interviews will take place week commencing 6th June via MS Teams. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

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.


This employment, with the exception of terms relating to pay, pay awards, job description and job evaluation, will be offered in accordance with the terms and conditions set out under the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service, which is available at:


Terms relating to pay, pay awards, job descriptions and job evaluation will be set out in the contract. Details pertaining to these elements in the contract will overwrite details on these topics in the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service, unless otherwise stated in the contract.   

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