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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2019.

Programme Lead: Future Analytics Band 8b

Job Reference: 427-CEF20192142

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
427 Finance Department
£52,306 to £60,983 pa

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

If we receive high level of applications, the vacancy may close early. So, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. If you feel you need additional time, please contact recruitment to discuss if we can help.

Programme Lead: Future Analytics Advert:

Band 8b

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Programme Manager who has a high level of self-motivation, who enjoys working proactively as part of a number of teams and can demonstrate a commitment to delivering a high quality service. This role is responsible ensuring the RUH is effectively using all available information to improve performance through leading a portfolio of projects aimed at using data more effectively.  This will improve the daily working lives of our staff, the operational efficiency of running the Trust, and most importantly, improve the quality of care delivered to our local community.

The successful applicant will also need to be able to work under pressure, be responsive to fast moving deadlines and demonstrate good written and verbal communication together with strong interpersonal and IT skills.

This will be a varied and interesting role and you will be working in a dynamic and highly experienced multi-disciplinary team. The ability to tap into team strengths and to foster and maintain customer focus will also be key success factors.

The key components of the role are to:


  • The post holder will bring expert analytical skills to lead a range of Trust-wide projects tasked with delivery of the three broad outcomes outlined above. 


  • The menu of projects will vary over time but initial priorities will be:
    • Utilisation of optimisation data within Cerner Millennium that will identify opportunities to focus coaching support to clinical users.
    • Leading a Data needs / reporting assessment to determine future Trust reporting tools and applications.  This will link with STP plans for reporting platforms.
    • Developing and delivering an improvement plan for financial reporting
    • Leading a project tasked with developing a vision for the future of Coding.


  • As the portfolio of projects will span a number of teams, the post-holder will be required to demonstrate highly advanced collaborative leadership skills in engaging and working with those teams to develop plans that lead to demonstrable improvements. 



To arrange an informal discussion please contact either

David McClay                             or

Simon Wade            

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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