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Information Development Analyst

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join the South Yorkshire Integrated Stroke Delivery Network (SY ISDN) as an Information Development Analyst. We are seeking a talented individual who will offer support to key ISDN data improvement activities and projects to ultimately improve stroke care across the region.

The primary purpose of this role is to support NHS organisations across South Yorkshire with their Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) data collection and evaluation processes.

The successful candidate will work as part of the SY ISDN team, providing invaluable and practical project support. They will work with a range of stakeholders from across the region including those from provider, commissioning and third sector organisations.

Main duties of the job

Key duties of the job include working with community stroke data collection teams to:
  • Improve the collection and recording of data in SSNAP within the ICSS teams of SYB (end of project).
  • Review whether any additional data collection would be beneficial to the region (within first month of project).
  • Support teams and ISDNs in the use of data to understand how effectively their services and systems are operating (end of project).
  • Establish consistency with data collection and analysis across SYB (end of project).
  • Help teams identify the capacity required to effectively contribute to SSNAP data collection (within first month of project).
  • Support teams in developing robust systems for the ongoing collection of data in community stroke services (end of project).
  • Collect feedback from SY teams about previous and new data collection methods (within first month of project).

This vacancy is advertised on a part time fixed term contract or secondment basis for a period of 6 months as part of a limited term project within the Trust. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts taking into consideration the requirement for the post to be maintained as a part of the project's implementation and the timescales associated with this.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in a relevant topic (or equivalent experience in an information role)


  • Post Graduate Qualification or equivalent experience



  • Working in an NHS information environment.
  • Database development
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Experience of developing, using and maintaining databases and combining data from several systems to run complex queries
  • Understanding of methods for effective electronic back up of important data
  • Understanding of basic principles of data analysis and statistics and recognise themes and trends from complex data.
  • Experience of data analysis work with ability to produce reports including graphical representations.
  • Understanding of data protection legislation and its impact on the role day to day


  • Work in an acute trust
  • Experience of Dr Fosters reporting
  • Experience of using Trust information systems (PAS/PFI)

Skills and Knowledge


  • High level of skill in information analysis and synthesis, including the ability to receive highly complex and sensitive information on patient details and diagnoses and the ability to interpret, draw conclusions from it and synthesise new knowledge from the findings. The data may be conflicting and may be contentious to those receiving it. The post holder must have some understanding of the issues facing the NHS and strategic objectives
  • Ability to understand national policy and guidance documents to provide expertise on information issues.
  • Ability to contribute to decision making, and show considerable initiative in the formulation of recommendations and subsequent actions.
  • Ability to develop expert technical knowledge of information systems including in depth knowledge of NHS data definitions.


  • Expert skills in complex data extraction from the Trust's information databases including the use of Structured Query Language (SQL) and manipulation of this data in spread sheets and PC applications such as Excel and Access, using skills at an advanced level of expertise.

Other Factors


  • Outcome focused, strong drive and motivation
  • Energy and enthusiasm for delivering improvement
  • Organisational skills
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Ability to appropriately escalate decisions or queries providing full information to line manager
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to successfully work to sometimes tight deadlines
  • Commitment to patient-centred services
  • Attention to detail
  • Professional approach particularly when communicating with senior clinicians and managers.

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