|Listed on:||24th September|
|Salary Notes:||Competitive + Benefits|
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NHS Digital is the national digital, data and technology partner for the NHS and social care system. We design, build, deploy and operate national products, platforms and data services for patients, clinicians, those who manage the system and researchers in the NHS, academia and the life sciences sector. Our systems serve up to 53 million citizens and 1.3 million NHS staff.
Our goal is to maximise the accessibility, quality and utility of health and care data while respecting privacy, transparency and ethics. As such we are responsible for ingesting and processing large volumes of data related to all aspects of health and social care such as hospital care, primary care, mental health, public health and community services. We build the necessary pipelines to collect the data, and we carry out the processing that makes the data fit for use by analysts and researchers. Our work supports research, care provision and the policy decisions made within the health and social care system.
What's involved, top line
A major element of our role since 2020 has been to leverage our data engineering platforms and expertise to support the pandemic response. Our data processes have supported the delivery of some major elements of the response including the Shielded Patient List, NHS at home initiatives, and the COVID vaccines rollout. The data in our Trusted Research Environment, and supplied via our DigiTrials service, accessed by UK Universities and health research organisations, has underpinned a range of COVID impact studies.
Of course, amongst all of this new work we have continued to develop and improve our data architecture and to support the work that goes into the development of metadata, reference data and information standards such as SNOMED CT. We have continued to run and improve our 'business as usual' processes which support analysis and publication across a range of health and care domains, including Maternity Services, Mental Health and Primary Care, as well as providing over 1,000 extracts of data to our research and academic customers each month.
NHS Digital needs more Data Engineers to meet the growing demand for health and care data, to ensure that our data assets are secure, efficient, and fit for use and that our customers are provided with the data they need to carry out their vital research. The health and care system has a very rich array of data that benefit patients and citizens and we have invested heavily in the infrastructure required to collect, process and store the data and make it accessible. What we now require are individuals that can process and surface that data and make it available for use for insights and research.
What's in it for you
Why you should apply
We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital.
We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.
Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Don't worry if you don't meet all the criteria we've suggested - knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently.
Go ahead and apply.
More about the roles
Here at NHS Digital we are growing and investing in our Data Engineering team. We are recruiting for permanent positions in Leeds or London for the following roles:
You will be:
More about you
Each of the roles are slightly different, and we would encourage you to review the role profiles for more detailed information. Some of the skills and experience we're looking for:
NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone's skills to improve people's lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Our work matters. You matter.
What we offer you:
Remote interviews will take place from mid to end October using Microsoft Teams. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email. You will also be asked to undertake a technical test as part of our recruitment process. This will be online and will take around an hour to complete.
To view further information please see the attached role profiles and to apply for the role click ‘Apply for job' below.
Please ensure your supporting statement includes demonstrable evidence and specific examples on how you meet the criteria for each of the key skills specified above and those given in the role profile. Please express your first choice preference for one of the roles in your supporting statement.
This is a growing profession within NHS Digital and as such, we will be using this campaign to appoint to multiple vacancies, across multiple teams, both now and for the next 6 months. It is an exciting time to join this profession and NHS Digital.
We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital's career site.