Specialist Information Analyst

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Specialist Information Analyst Band 6

Main area

Divisional Management Team


Band 6




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa

Salary period



14/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen to work with the divisional management team for Division A. As a result the post holder will work closely with the following care groups; Theatres and Anaesthetics, Critical Care, Surgery and Ophthalmology to develop information for presentations and statistical analysis of divisional related datasets. Tthe role will support the Divisional Director Operations providing a robust Business Intelligence function which collates and co-ordinates regular and ad hoc performance and activity reports to support the divisional and Trust management function; using expert technical skills and divisional analysis.

This opportunity will involve working with the staff across the division, THQ and other divisions to ensure accuracy of information. We are happy to support a hybrid working arrangement, though a weekly onsite presence will be key to the success of this role.

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

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you'll do

The post holder will act as a lead analyst or within a team to provide specialist analytical support to proactively inform the Division A function. This will be achieved by identifying, manipulating and analysing data from a wide range of sources across the Trust (and benchmarking with other Trusts where necessary) to draw expert conclusions.

  • Make recommendations designed to support future improvement throughout the Division and the wider Trust, informed through high level data analysis.
  • To lead on all Divisional data quality and recording issues that have a direct effect on income, performance and patient experience.
  • To work with Divisional colleagues to monitor and report on the achievement of business objectives and strategies.
  • What we're looking for

    The post holder must have knowledge and experience of working in the NHS, ideally have knowledge of BI tools, national pathways and possess excellent communication skills, be flexible in their approach to work and have management experience.

  • Evidence of project management and change management skills and experience
  • Ability to work under pressure to deliver against tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • We are able to offer a range of training and development opportunities and an environment which supports future career progression.

    Additional information

    Interviews will be held on Friday, 24th February 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree standard in a numerate discipline or has the relevant work based experience
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • At least two years experience in a statistical/analysis role
  • Experience of corporate databases and multi-user environments for reporting
  • Able to demonstrate experience of report writing and analysis for senior management and operational staff
  • Able to demonstrate proficient user of Microsoft Office products
  • Able to show a working knowledge of report creation using SQL and/or relevant experience of the use of data reporting tools with graphical interfaces such as Business objects/SAP BI
  • Experience of NHS information requirements such as reporting data sets and standards; Information Governance
  • Desirable criteria
  • Use of Patient Administration Systems or Management Information Systems e.g. Case Mix, CaMIS, eCaMIS
  • Use and development of BI tools such as QlikView, Power BI, Python or R
  • Awareness of Diagnostic pathways and national reporting
  • Awareness of RTT pathways and processes
  • Awareness of cancer care pathways and national targets
  • Awareness of Outpatient pathways and national targets
  • Awareness of Emergency pathways and national targets
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Good planning, analytical, administrative and numerate abilities
  • Able to interpret and analyse data in a range of formats to produce high quality information
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, articulate
  • Able to think logically
  • Able to adjust approach dependant on the audience
  • Able to combine routine and ad-hoc tasks
  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload and work to often tight or pressured deadlines
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of training people how to use software / systems / information
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • 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 thinkuhs.co.uk 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, 586.4KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 216.9KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Greg Chapple

    Job title

    Divisional Director of Operations

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    0238120 8699
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