Digital Portfolio Business Analyst

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dorchester, Dorset
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Dorset County Hospital' s Digital Portfolio Team is looking to recruit an experienced Business Analyst. The post holder will play a key role in identifying project requirements to support the delivery of projects to agreed assurance and governance standards and in line with the Trust's strategic direction.

The successful candidate will be experienced in business analysis/process redesign.The post holder will bring ideas together to identify, define and document new requirements and ways of working. To do this, they will need to liaise with clinical and non-clinical staff and subject matter experts to ensure requirements are fully and accurately captured and support the project initiation transition process.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Trust are captured fully and accurately. This will include the following key responsibilities:

Supporting the Digital Portfolio initiation and handover stages and its constituent projects including planning, supporting, facilitating, analysing and monitoring progress.

Support the Team ensuring that the work conforms to departmental standards

Support the process to establish and maintain the Document Management System

Support programme assurance and analysis to ensure continual business justification for the projects within the programme and that they are fit for purpose.

Identifying and liaising with a wide range of Clinical Subject Matter Experts on all aspects impacting on the Project lifecycle especially Service Strategy and Service Design.

Assist with the formation and co-ordination of work packages to Clinical Subject Matter Experts to support the thorough completion of project documentation such as Business Cases.

Advise Project Team Managers on any clinical regulations that require project conformity through engagement of clinical Subject Matter Experts such as Clinical Safety Case.

About us

The Digital Services team is a friendly, supportive, and dedicated group of digital professionals who are committed to providing outstanding support services to Dorset County Hospital.

The post holder will work closely with digital colleagues from all services including:
  • Clinical Systems
  • Development
  • Digital Portfolio Team
  • Business Intelligence
  • Health Records
  • Clinical Coding
  • Digital Technology and Infrastructure
  • Digital Change and Training

The successful candidate will be fully supported and be provided with opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge as part of their role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for a detailed description of the role and its main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Degree or equivalent qualifications and specialist training to degree or equivalent plus relevant specialist knowledge, backed up by practical experience in a programme environment
  • Prince2 foundation or equivalent practical experience
  • Relevant qualifications or study e.g., Agile, ITIL etc including programme management

Knowledge and Experience


  • Business Change knowledge and skills
  • Working knowledge of IT industry
  • Proven experience of assuring service design in a programme environment
  • Experience of supporting clinical or business change in a programme environment
  • Experience of issuing and analysing complex data including reports, audits, and surveys


  • Experience of project/programme management
  • Knowledge of NHS clinical systems
  • Experience of assuring project and programme budgets
  • Experience of assuring project and programme resource plans

Skills and Abilities


  • Confident and an ability to motivate and inspire confidence in others
  • Expert knowledge of Office365 applications, including MS-Project, MS-Excel, Visio
  • Experience of issuing and analysing complex data including reports, audits, and surveys
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, coupled with presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and equally effective as part of or directing a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to think innovatively and promote new ways of working, continuously striving to improve services, systems, and performance
  • Negotiates and influences effectively with internal and external contacts.
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service and adaptable.
  • Ability to analyse a range of facts and situations, coupled with the ability to assess and compare options where required. Able to analyse complex situations and suggest rational options/actions, based on information available
  • Ability to assess and accurately document processes
  • Enthusiastic and committed to service and personal development.
  • Resilience, stamina, and reliability under pressure.
  • Receptive and open to feedback.
  • Capable of explaining technical concepts in clear concise understandable terms to staff with different levels of understanding.


  • IT, Audio, and visual equipment literate.
  • Ability to promote and assist change and the cultural change linked to the adoption and use of technology
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively.

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