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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/05/2019.

Senior Information Analyst

Job Reference: 249-CS-011912

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Information Team
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a new Senior Information Analyst.

This is an opportunity to be seen to make an impact with the existing team currently having a significant investment to increase the skill mix and numbers in the team.  This expansion supports an increasing pull from the Operational side to turn the data the Trust holds into performance information they can have when they need it, how they need it, in a way that makes sense to them.

A key part of this role will be working closely with the Divisional Director of one hospital division and so the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is essential.  Scope will include ongoing development of standard reporting, accountability for quality and timeliness, briefings and ad-hoc analysis.

At this time of change you will be part of the Information senior team and need to support and encourage a move to self-serve reporting by default and a focus on information rather than data.

This will include helping in setting out the developments to achieve change and also support the team in delivering those developments once set. The potential to be seen as a key contributor to a major step improvement is significant. 

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of provider NHS information and reporting therefrom suitable for taking on the lead information role for a division.   Alternatively, candidates will be considered without direct NHS Hospital experience if they can show high end reporting system and information analysis experience and skills in other environments but this will need to include managing tight timescales and playing an active part in delivering improvements to self-serve customer reporting.

Candidates will need to be able to see through data to the issues they describe and be able to summarize and tell a story accordingly.

Please note that lists of skills without supporting examples will carry little weight as it is not possible to judge the degree of skill or see whether applicants followed another person’s process or developed it themselves.

For further details / informal visits contact Kevin Brett (Deputy Director of Finance x5664) in the first instance.

Kevin Brett, Deputy Director of Finance, 01793 605664,

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Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

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Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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