Senior Analyst

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed-term until 31/03/2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House/Skipton House
£47,092 - £58,217 per annum
29/01/2018 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.

As a Senior Analyst the post holder will work closely with colleagues in the Elective Care Transformation Programme and OIC teams to support the delivery of programmes and projects focused on managing elective care demand.

The post holder will support the delivery of an efficient, effective and high quality well co-ordinated service through the delivery of strategic analysis of NHS performance and best practice evidence to support good decision-making.

In particular the post holder will:

  • Demonstrate significant experience and understanding of a breadth and depth of analytical methods (i.e. economics, statistics, social research, health related disciplines and operational research techniques) and their application, to provide timely analysis and intelligence to a standard which reflects current best practice;
  • Structure problems and develop appropriate analytical solutions, analysing and triangulating data in innovative ways, and adapting approaches to deal with ambiguity. Deploy analytical judgement in dealing with complex problems or missing data;
  • Take a practical approach to providing advice, giving persuasive explanations of complex concepts orally and in writing to a range of audiences, in a clear and accessible manner;
  • Have good project management skills, including the ability to plan, manage and deliver a portfolio of projects, juggle competing priorities and tight deadlines for self and team, and work autonomously to drive own work programme and that of team members. Anticipate and proactively manage delivery risks, quality assure and be accountable for team’s products;
  • Work within the wider Elective Care and Analytical teams to develop and manage all staff in the programme team, providing appropriate coaching and support;
  • Build and manage collaborative relationships across the health system, including internal and external policy and analytical teams, providers and clinical experts, and challenging external partners and stakeholders, to ensure analyses are relevant to their needs.

The post is responsible for providing professional expertise to the outcome of the business processes for the Department or Directorate.

The post holder will define current processes, facilitate discussions and advise colleagues as to how best practice might be adopted in the definition of future processes, document those processes as they are agreed and oversee their delivery.

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