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BI developer Band 5

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BI Development Team


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Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934 pa

Salary period



07/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

Do you want to make a difference to patients, staff and the organisation through the provision of analytics and insight? Do you want to join a nationally and internationally recognised Informatics team, one of the NHS's Global Digital Exemplars?

This is a key role in the implementation of our new Business Intelligence strategy. You will join the organisation as we procure and implement a new set of BI tools and associated data warehouse, leading in a specialist role in one of the largest acute NHS Trusts in the country. You will be leading on developing and co-ordinating resources that will surface valuable information for colleagues who can use this to make a difference to a person's life.

This role will suit an experienced information professional who is passionate about servicing and developing insightful resources that support high quality patient care and clinical services. You will:

  • be committed to upholding our values (patients first, working together and always improving)
  • lead on designing, creating, providing assurance and developing the provision of insight across the organisation
  • provide expert advice and guidance to the Trust on a wide range of business intelligence areas
  • Main duties of the job

    Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

    For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

    Working for our organisation ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trust's in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

    UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities ABOUT THE TEAM

    We are a close team of 9 who work together over week days. We work flexibly if it is what you require, with some of our team working 10 – 6, and other 7 – 3, along with other patterns if needed. We ensure we make time to chat, and develop ourselves both for our roles and outside during working hours.


    You will:

  • Design, create and implement analytical applications which provide insight to the organisation.
  • Utilise corporate, national and regional tools and datasets to develop resources for supporting strategic objectives.
  • Plan, initiate and adapt a programme of work to provide core support to existing and emerging requirements.
  • Become the expert and provide specialist advice regarding development of insight.
  • Investigate, explore opportunities and engage with leads across the Trust and region regarding development of insight.

    You will need to have:

  • Capability to use software to create new analytical applications and resources.
  • Capability to use software to process raw data, create complex reports and provide insightful outputs
  • Expertise and experience in dealing with identifiable data and commercially sensitive data.
  • Experience of working within a development team to deliver professional work packages and support.

    This role is primarily remote based, but you are allowed to come in to hot desk any day you wish. Occasionally coming in will be required to visit clinical teams or for occasional meetings.

    If you're interested in applying for this role, we'd encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you're ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Educated to graduate degree level in a numerate discipline or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge, skills and experience
  • Continuing development of knowledge and expertise within field
  • Desirable criteria
  • Healthcare informatics, analytics, data science or computing background
  • Evidence of continuing professional education in a relevant discipline, such as Health Informatics
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate the use of software to create new tools and resources
  • Able to demonstrate the use of software to process raw data, create complex solutions and provide insightful outputs
  • Experience and expertise in an information based role within a corporate setting
  • Experience of gathering specifications and delivering work to timescales and deadlines
  • Expertise and experience in dealing with identifiable data and commercially sensitive data
  • Demonstrable use of Information Systems and associated reporting tools at an advanced level
  • Able to demonstrate extensive experience of data investigation and communication of findings
  • Has adapted, created, and implemented policy and procedures within their team
  • Has provided training support and resources to wider team and product implementation
  • PC computing environment including the use of desktop software at an advanced level
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience and expertise of developing content using Microsoft Power BI
  • Has used corporate or industry standard software to extract, transform and load data from different systems or sources
  • In depth specialist experience working as a development or reporting lead within a health informatics environment
  • Experience and expertise of working in an agile development environment
  • Reporting using SQL and SQL based tools on relational databases
  • Experience of using or creating benchmarking / comparative analysis
  • Experience of training people how to use software / systems / information
  • Knowledge of NHS acute sector, patient-based data and operational reporting requirements
  • Has produced or interpreted data visualisations within a professional capacity
  • Team and staff management at team head level or above
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • May occasionally have to work irregular hours to meet deadlines
  • Will be required to undertake off site travel for training or meetings
  • Post holder will need to flexible and adaptable to carry out role successfully
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Good planning, analytical, administrative and numerate abilities
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good written and verbal communication, articulate
  • Able to think logically, with good negotiating and influencing skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Able to combine routine and ad-hoc tasks on a daily basis
  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Able to assimilate information, summarise and convey this appropriately to a range of audiences
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

    How and why we use your information

    The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

    The European General Data Protection Regulations enhances individuals' rights and safeguards all of their data in place under the DPA. Please click here to see how and why we store your information.

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  • Job Description (PDF, 159.5KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 231.3KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Amar Tailor

    Job title

    Specialist BI developer

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