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Junior Business Analyst (Adult Social Care)

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Recruiter: Graduates into Health
Listed on: 18th September
Location: Leeds or London
Salary/Rate: £32,933
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Graduate Scheme: NHS Graduate Digital, Data and Technology Scheme

Role: Junior Business Analyst (Adult Social Care)

Organisation: NHSX

Salary: starting £32,933

Location: Leeds or London (please select preferred location)

Contract length: Two-year fixed term

 The Organisation

NHSX is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world. With investment of more than £1 billion pounds a year nationally and a significant additional spend locally, NHSX has been created to give staff and citizens the technology they need.

NHSX brings together the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement who will deliver the Health Secretary's Tech Vision, building on the NHS Long Term Plan. We will speed up the digital transformation of the NHS and social care. We have set ourselves five missions, which are focused on how we can make things better for patients and staff.

These are:

  • Reducing the burden on our workforce, so they can focus on delivering care;
  • Giving people the tools to access information and services directly;
  • Ensuring information about people's health and care can be safely accessed, wherever it is needed;
  • Aiding the improvement of safety across health and care systems
  • Improving health and care productivity with digital technology.

Please click on the links below for further information about NHSx

The Role

The candidate will be part of the Adult Social Care Tech and Data team and will work across projects focused on increasing access to technology and data opportunities for social care providers. Our ambitions are to ensure that:

  • Care providers have the basic technology infrastructure in place to support them to deliver effective care
  • Care staff can access the information they need when they need it
  • Care staff have the skills and confidence to use digital technologies where it can help to deliver care, or improve efficiency
  • Care providers and local authorities can confidently invest in, adopt and scale technologies that are proven to improve care outcomes
  • Commissioners of care have accurate and timely data to make decisions and plan ahead

Main responsibilities will be:

  • helping to ensure that the strategic direction and specific work activities of the team in technology and data are underpinned by analysis and evidence
  • IT project management of specific work activities
  • leading specific IT transformation projects
  • supporting the wider team by analysing trends, helping inform prioritisation and alerting the team to trends

supporting the team in working with stakeholders across NHSX, DHSC and its ALBs, as well as external stakeholders The role will enable the graduate to apply their technical capability to strategy and delivery activities at a national level, enabling them to gain an understanding of the wider picture

The Candidate

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a relevant degree (such as those in health, project management, business change or transformation, IT, digital technology, data or informatics) and who has a keen interest in how digital transformation can make things better for NHS users and staff that we serve.

The successful candidate will role model our organisations values and behaviours by being Open, Respectful, Collaborative and Innovative. They will have exceptional attention to detail, promoting high standards in all that they do and be adaptable and flexible in meeting the fast-paced challenges that the portfolio entails.

Previous experience in a similar role within health or the wider public sector environment would be an advantage but not essential.

Skills and experience

  • Experience of delivering effective technology transformation using modern technology;
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills. You can apply analytical techniques to present a solution. You know about statistical methodologies and data analysis techniques.
  • Proven IT and mathematical skills. You have proven IT and mathematical skills, demonstrated through relevant qualifications or work experience.
  • Communication skills. Ability to make complex and technical information and language simple and accessible for non-technical audiences both orally and in writing and to present authoritatively in formal and informal settings
  • Development and application architecture experience, with knowledge of open source technologies
  • Data management, modelling, cleansing and enrichment. You understand data sources, data organisation, cleansing and storage, in addition to conceptual, logical and physical data modelling.
  • Quality assurance, validation and data linkage abilities. You know how to conduct data quality assurance, validation and linkage between datasets.
  • Experience of and an interest in a range of technologies.
  • Tools and languages. Ability to use coding tools and languages (e.g. Stata/SAS/SQL/R/Python or equivalent)
  • Understanding of agile project management and continual delivery techniques

If you are interested in the opportunity then please apply by uploading your CV and writing a cover letter of no more than 1000 words, detailing how you meet the skills and experience requirements as described above.

Closing date: 27th September 2020

Virtual Assessment centre: To be held from 21st October 2020 onwards

Please note we would encourage candidates to apply early as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position may be closed before the deadline should enough applications be received.