Analytical Officer

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Analytical Services
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed Term until 31/3/2019
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Birmingham; Bristol; Cambridge; London; Manchester; Nottingham; Oxford; Salisbury; Sheffield; or York
Birmingham; Bristol; Cambridge; London; Manchester; Nottingham; Oxford; Salisbury; Sheffield; or York
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
30/04/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

We have a number of posts for Cancer Alliance Data, Evidence and Analysis Service (CADEAS) Analytical Officers. The post holders will work as part of a dynamic team that is driving implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Cancer Taskforce.


The posts offer excellent opportunities to support a team of Lead Analysts/Senior Analysts (Band 8b/8a) in shaping a new service, and using strategic analysis and evidence to drive transformation. Partnership working will be crucial to the roles working closely with Alliances and the National Cancer Vanguard as well as different analysts across the system to ensure alignment of work and priorities. 


The roles are designed to build a combination of subject matter expertise and technical skills to develop a strong service delivery. We are looking for a mix of analytical skills (e.g. economics, statistics, operational research or social research) in the CADEAS Analyst posts to support the three functions – data, evidence and analysis – as described under ‘Service and team’. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Senior/Lead Analysts to build and manage:
    • Collaborative relationships across the health system, in particular, with Cancer Alliances and the National Cancer Vanguard; clinical experts and the National Cancer Programme to identify strategic priorities ensuring analyses are relevant to needs.
    • Collaborative relationships with cancer analysts across the system, in particular, in local teams, PHE and NHS England as well as across CADEAS to ensure alignment of work.
    • One or more functions (data, evidence and analysis) of the CADEAS work programme and relevant analytical frameworks to drive transformational activity.
  • Delivery of the CADEAS work programme including to:
  • Use a variety of analytical techniques (e.g. economics, statistics, operational research or social research) to provide high quality, timely analysis and intelligence relating to key priorities of cancer.
  • Be adaptable when finding analytical solutions to problems, to analyse and triangulate data in innovative ways and present findings clearly to a range of audiences.
  • Have good communication skills and be able to work effectively with people with different perspectives to get the most out of stakeholder relationships.
  • Support the team to ensure that the portfolio of tasks/projects is planned, managed and delivered effectively.
  • Support and inform the targeting of resources, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the tasks/projects by providing high quality support including complex information and analysis, communications and stakeholder management.
  • Ensure accurate and open communication and co-ordination with a range of organisations and individuals including Cancer Alliances and the National Cancer Vanguard, researching and drafting correspondence and papers and ensuring the management of specific tasks, lead reporting and analysis across a range of specialties, functions and projects.
  • Be a key member of the team as well as supporting effective communication and stakeholder management, both internally and externally.

This is a fixed term post until 31/3/2019, however there is the potential to extend to 2021 subject to funding.

The post holders will be embedded within one of Public Health England's National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) Regional Offices (Birmingham; Bristol; Cambridge; London; Manchester; Nottingham; Oxford; Salisbury; Sheffield; or York). This is for integrated working with NCRAS analysts and to access cancer registration data.


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