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NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term until March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
14/11/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and 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 their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

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

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Use your analytical skills to improve patient care in the NHS

NHS England needs the best analysts to help secure the highest standard of care in the NHS.  We want to make sure that valuable public resources are used effectively to get the best outcomes for individuals, communities and society now and for future generations. We have a fixed-term vacancy for an Analyst in our Mental Health and Dementia team, based at our offices in Leeds or London.  We welcome applicants interested in secondment arrangements. 

As an Analyst you will be joining a highly skilled and valued analytical community that supports the work of NHS England in setting priorities, direction and encouraging national debate to improve health and care. You will help NHS England achieve one of its key objectives to make sure everyone has greater control of their health and wellbeing.  Your work will support patients to live longer, healthier lives by contributing to the provision of high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly improving.  Although we welcome applicants who have strong experience and knowledge of the health system, we are very keen to hear from those who can bring strong skills developed in other sectors.

We want people with a strong analytical background and a mix of the following skills:

  •  Ability to assess data quality and reliability and quality assure analysis
  • Significant experience and understanding of a breadth and depth of analytical methods drawn from disciplines such as economics, statistics, data science, social research or operational research
  • Data interrogation skills including data linking, use of spreadsheets and databases, descriptive statistics, standardisation and sampling
  • Knowledge management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Critical thinking and problem structuring
  • Customer and stakeholder engagement and management
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Managing teams
  • Knowledge of datasets and definitions

We are recruiting to a role in the Mental Health and Dementia team, who work closely with policy makers to deliver ground breaking analysis from large, national data sets. Our work has helped shape the 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health and the development of condition specific pathways, feeding into the Long Term Plan. The post holder will join a small team and quickly develop the skills and experience needed to support one of these pathways through the delivery of short, high quality pieces of analysis.

To be successful, you must have a passion and commitment to improving care for patients, ensuring the most effective use of public resources and contributing to a culture that values the use of evidence, analysis and research to improve decision making.

The NHS England analytical community is multi-disciplinary, including staff experienced in frontline NHS analysis, economics, statistics, operational research and social research. NHS England analysts provide analysis, insight and evidence, and data-based products to support decision making across all areas of NHS England's business, realising NHS England's commitment to improving patient care.

Application process:

Applications must be completed on the NHS Jobs website.  Once the advert has closed, all applications will be reviewed and candidates scored against the criteria as set out in the Person Specification section of the Job Description. 

When completing your application, please ensure that the information and supporting statement you provide demonstrates how you meet each of the criteria as set out within the Person Specification.  You should aim to provide specific examples which demonstrate how your knowledge and experience match to the criteria and describe what your role was in achieving a specific result.  It will also help your application if you can be clear about which specific criteria you are addressing with your evidence.

The reviewing of applications may take up to two weeks from the closing date. Candidates who are successful in moving to the interview stage will be contacted to book their interview.

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Carl Money, Senior Analytical Manager