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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Junior Database Developer

Job Reference: 144-JE154-BI7-21

NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
Business Intelligence
£22,549 to £24,882 pa

About us

The Devon System are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

As a system, we face considerable challenges and as we move into the future, we will need to focus on a number of key areas including:

  • Seek solutions that work for the system as a whole.
  • Standardise practice and services where it makes sense to do so.
  • Focus on cost reduction and cost containment.
  • Recognise that participation will be required at system, locality, neighbourhood and organisational level on the priority areas.
  • Invest in out of hospital models which are right care in the right place.
  • Ensure equitable distribution of funding and outcomes by locality.
  • Prevent investments that total more than the funding allocation growth received into the system.
  • Consider financial decisions alongside quality, safety and any impact on patient experience of care.
  • Share risks and benefits across the system and ensure they are fully understood by all parties.

As part of the Devon System, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group is one of the biggest CCGs in England, serving a patient population of nearly 1.2 million people with a budget of more than £1.8 billion and is a key component of our Devon Health and Care System.

We plan local healthcare and buy services, including acute, community, mental health and ambulance services.

Our diverse area of operation includes the cities of Plymouth and Exeter, remote rural areas such as Exmoor and Dartmoor, and coastal areas including Torbay and Ilfracombe. We work closely with three main local authorities: Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council.

We work with our local communities and other partners in our area, to improve people’s health and make sure they can receive high quality, local services.

We face considerable challenges and to tackle these we have six shared ambitions as a system for the next ten years:

  1. Effective and efficient care
  2. Integrated Care Model
  3. A Devon-wide deal
  4. Children and young people
  5. Digital Devon
  6. Equally Well


The post forms part of the Business Intelligence (BI) Team. The BI Team is responsible for delivering a business intelligence service which provides high quality and timely information, analysis and decision support across the CCG. The BI Team maintains and develops the CCGs reporting, monitoring and analysis framework.

Working within the Systems Development team the post-holder will support the development and provision of both a comprehensive, efficient, secure data warehouse and processes, software tools, websites and systems that support the BI team and the CCG in its decision making.

This role is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the Systems Development team and to learn and develop data management and programming skills as well as gain hands on experience of working at each stage of the development life cycle. The CCG offers a flexible career development where you will work on a variety of development projects lasting a few days through to several months under the supervision of an experienced team member. You will have an assigned line manager and we will work with you on a personal development that will contain a mixture of development techniques that will be tailored to the needs of you and your work.

The main duties and responsibilities of the post are:

  • Supporting Systems Developers and the Senior Systems Developer to develop and maintain a robust, efficient, secure data warehouse to support the BI Team in producing analysis and reports that inform CCG decisions.
  • Processing data and information in accordance with relevant procedures, thereby maintaining the quality and content of data held within information systems.
  • Responding to enquiries from service users and data providers including providing data analysis and reports.
  • Liaison with commissioners, contract and finance managers regarding data and analysis.
  • Supporting the production of timely, accurate and complete mandatory returns and other regular reporting.
  • Identifying and drawing attention to significant data quality issues or recording differences.
  • Assisting in the scheduling, extraction and presentation of data extracts from the CCG’s data warehouse.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of processes, software tools, websites and systems to support high quality analysis and reporting.


Candidate Profile:

  • Interest in the Internet and (new) related technologies;
  • “Can do” attitude;
  • Focussed and enjoys working independently as well as within a team;
  • Educated to BTEC level 3 / NVQ 3 or equivalent level of intellectual thinking in a relevant subject such as Computer Science or IT Computing; or significant previous proven experience;
  • Creating, maintaining and supporting data processing solutions;
  • Excellent planning, organising and time management skills.
  • Keen to learn and develop skills;
  • Positive and optimistic approach to problem-solving constantly searching for the root causes of problems and then delivering practical solutions to solve them;
  • Knowledge and experience of modern relational database design and development such as MS SQL Server;
  • Understanding of application development using HTML, C#,;
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Ability to identify and resolve technical problems within data or application coding;
  • Good communication skills to support colleagues and liaise with third party suppliers;
  • Create and maintain documentation in support of new and existing business processes;

Depending on applications, there is a possiblity of more than one role avaliable

For an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact:

Andrew Wilkins

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Please note:

  • Where the post is a temporary position there may be a possibility of the post becoming permanent.
  • All posts can be considered as development opportunities if applicants do not meet the essential criteria at the time of appointment but would be able to meet this in a reasonable time frame.
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