System Analyst

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Quality Assurance
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Stephenson House/Quarry House
£33,222-£43,041 per annum
29/07/2018 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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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Systems Analyst to work in the Quality Surveillance Team (QST) within the National Specialised Commissioning Directorate, NHS England. The role of the QST is to improve the quality and outcomes of clinical services by delivering a sustainable and embedded quality assurance framework for all specialised commissioned services and all cancer services within NHS England.


As the Systems Analyst the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective quality assurance service; providing the primary analytical function within the quality surveillance team and supporting the design, development and establishment of systems and processes to enable a sustainable Quality Surveillance Programme.


The successful candidate will;


  • Be highly numerate and use a variety of analytical techniques to provide high quality, timely analysis and intelligence relating to the Quality Surveillance Information System (QSIS) and other local and national databases.
  • Oversee gathering of data from a variety of sources for collation into QSIS with an understanding of the complexities involved, and the implications and sensitivities around the using of this data as well as any limitations / caveats.
  • 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.
  • Be able to largely drive their own work programme, working in collaboration with staff within the QST and a wide range of people externally
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to influence people with different perspectives to get the most out of stakeholder relationships.
  • Support the QST to ensure that tasks / projects are planned, managed and delivered effectively; be calm under pressure and able to cope with competing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Ensure accurate and open communication and co-ordination with a range of organisations and individuals
  • Be a key member of the team as well as supporting effective communication and stakeholder management, both internally and externally.


The role requires a high attention to detail. We are looking for individuals who are self-starters, able to use their own initiative, have excellent interpersonal skills and are keen to work flexibly as part of the team. 


Although essentially the role is office based, we are looking for someone who is prepared to travel if required.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion please contact James Heasman Development Manager on 07920 841084.