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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/06/2019.

Graduate Programme Associate Consultant (Healthcare Analyst)

Job Reference: 236-HOST-AC99-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Graduate Analytics
NHS Transformation Unit, Manchester
£21,089 - £23,761

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Graduate Programme – Analyst

Following the success of two graduate cohorts in the past three years the NHS Transformation Unit (TU) is now recruiting a new intake of talented graduates for our bespoke development programme.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals that want to work towards a successful career as an analyst in the NHS. Applicants should be:

    • Passionate about the NHS


    • Ambitious


    • Clear communicators


    • Experienced in using data to improve quality of decisions, having the ability to analyse data and interpret results


    • Experienced in using MS Excel


    • Educated to undergraduate level in mathematics or science (or on track to graduate in 2019)

About the TU

The TU is a new and fundamentally different organisation to many other NHS services. We provide NHS Internal Consultancy services, for the NHS by the NHS.

Created in 2012 to provide support to Greater Manchester, the TU has expanded and now has a customer base that covers the UK. The TU is governed by a standalone Board and is hosted by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. We work with clients to ensure that change is delivered within a strategic context and drives forward new thinking in how public services can be delivered, to be more effective, more efficient and achieve better outcomes for patients.

In 2019 the TU were named as one of the Sunday times top 10 not-for-profit organisations to work for, being awarded the highest level of accreditation. This reflects the high importance the TU places on workplace engagement and in offering the best support and working environment for our employees.

About our Graduate Development Programme

Successful applicants will be enrolled in a structured Graduate Development Programme in order to develop their analytical and consultancy skills. The programme runs for 18 months, with career progression opportunities on successful completion of the scheme.

Training involves both formal and informal training with the opportunity to be involved in large scale transformation projects across the UK. Graduates receive dedicated pastoral support to identify and develop skills and knowledge and are guaranteed maximum exposure to live projects whilst being fully immersed within the structure of a rapidly expanding organisation.

Key dates for the recruitment process are:

    • Closing date for applications - Friday 28th June 2019


    • First stage of assessments complete - Friday 12th July 2019


    • Assessment centre days – Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August 2019


    • Start date for successful applicants - September 2019

Previous applicants need not apply

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

For further details / informal visits contact:

(If you have any questions about the role or application process please email

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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