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Senior Analytical Manager - WDES

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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Senior Analytical Manager
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term/Secondment until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
22/11/2018 23:59
Interview date

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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NHS England’s Equality and Health Inequalities Unit aims to shape the future of the NHS from an equalities and Health Inequalities perspective and to improve the experience, health outcomes and quality of care for all those who use and deliver health and care services.


The role of the Unit includes the following key responsibilities:


  • to deliver programmes of work to advance equality of opportunity and reduce health inequalities;
  • to host and support the Equality and Diversity Council; 
  • to support NHS England and the NHS to address the public sector equality duty;
  • to build capacity and capability in partnership with staff to ensure NHS England meets its legal duties for promoting equality and reducing health inequalities;
  • to support the Learning Disability Employment Programme and the Workforce Disability Equality Standard.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Equality and Health Inequalities Unit. This advert seeks to recruit a Senior Data Analyst, who will work on the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Applicants will need to have a proven track record of working in equality and health inequalities and have knowledge, experience and expertise of developing reporting systems and analysing workforce data.


Key priorities for the post will include developing and setting up systems to support the collection of the WDES data, collecting, analysing and organising data, and managing and working on specific analytical priorities. The work will contribute to a wider understanding of the challenges facing NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts as they implement the WDES. The post holder will need to have knowledge of the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS), creating Excel spreadsheets for data returns, setting up systems for the pre-population of data and developing an online form for information submission. The post holder will have excellent database and analytical skills and experience of setting up and using databases. The post holder will need to liaise with appropriate teams to establish and then implement, maintain and monitor the data systems once they are in place. The post holder will provide appropriate reports, including analysis and advice on data and systems in relation to the WDES.    


The post holder will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a range of stakeholders, both inside and outside the NHS. The successful applicant will work as part of a dynamic team, delivering an effective service to support commissioners, policy makers, managers and staff across NHS England, supporting interventions which address equality for patients and employees and reduce health inequalities.

The post is offered on a fixed term basis or secondment until 31st March 2019. As the contract is only until 31st March 2019, applicants will need to be available to start within one month or less of being offered the post. The post holder will be based in London but regular travel throughout England will be required.

The interview date is expected to be 11th December 2018.


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