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Senior Information Analyst

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) was established in 1986 as the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and has a national and international reputation for quality and innovation. As a Directorate of the Saint Mary's Hospital Managed Clinical Service the SARC delivers sexual assault services across two sites, Manchester and Merseyside. These include forensic medical examination, crisis worker support, 24-hour helpline and aftercare services for adults, children and young people who have experienced sexual violence.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Information Analyst to join the SARC team. Experienced and confident in data management you will lead the SARC team in collating accurate data in order to support service delivery and innovative change. You will be required to demonstrate excellent analytical skills, as it is crucial you are able to understand themes/trends of service demand and produce accurate information and datasets for SARC management team as well as local and national commissioners. You will be responsible for supporting the strategic direction of the SARC Directorate by providing evidence of service demand as well as ensuring the efficient and effective use of information technology in delivering high quality, client centred care across two sites.You will be responsible for the management and reporting of key performance targets, including national SARCIP data.Ensuring the Directorate has appropriate information technology to achieve UKAS accreditation by late 2023 will be a major focus on the next 12 months.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Degree in numerate/technical discipline or equivalent relevant NHS or other Healthcare setting experience Evidence of on-going self development regarding SQL Server and associated reporting tools such as SSRS
  • Significant experience of working in an Information team Experience of being responsible for planning and producing complex numerical analysis
  • Evidence of using various information analysis techniques such as SQL, Access, Pivot Tables, Forecasting and any associated tools.
  • Experience of being involved in improvement projects from the beginning, including scoping information requirements and implementing reporting frameworks that enable projects to be monitored and evaluated
  • Ability to scope information requirements with nontechnical staff and translate this into a detailed requirement
  • Thorough understanding of current information issues and requirements in the NHS, including financial issues Good understanding of data protection, FOI and Caldicott Guidance
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team offering advice and support where necessary
  • Excellent communication skills - able to communicate at all levels within the Trust and with external agencies


  • Masters degree in numerate discipline or equivalent relevant NHS experience

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