Development Analyst

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Do you have feel you have Bedfordshire Hospitals' values of:

Teamwork, Honesty & Openness, Respect, Inclusivity, Valuing people and Excellence

If you do, an ideal opportunity is waiting for you, as the Technical Analytics team are looking to appoint a skilled, motivated and confident Development Analyst to support the Trust with report automation and creation.

We are looking for a delivery driven individual who can develop effective working relationships across two hospital sites and contribute to the wider Performance and Information function.

This dynamic role will be suitable for a candidate who has experience within an analytical environment and the ability to communicate well with all stakeholders.

The Technical Analytics team is a small team with strong values. We work independently a lot of the time but are there to support the team when needed. We are largely project based and this allows us to be flexible and we are big on self development, allowing for skills to be nurtured.

Main duties of the job

Reporting to Technical Analytics Manager, working with the Service Line Analysts, Data Quality Analysts; this post holder will be required to design, implement and maintain automated reporting for the Trust.

A significant part of this role will be responding to project based information requests which could originate from a variety of sources such as Commissioners, Corporate Departments and other Information Team staff.
  • The post holder needs to demonstrate an expertise in identifying and implementing ways of streamlining and automating processes carried out within the Information Team.
  • This post carries significant financial responsibility in ensuring that accurate information essential for performance management and commissioning is available.
  • The post holder needs to be a motivated individual able to combine excellent communication, analytical and management skills.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for helping redeveloping and improve current processes to ensure maximum income, data quality and reducing timescales for data production.
  • Develop and implement changes to the Information provision in order to meet national guidelines and the needs of the Trust.
  • Responsible for developing, supporting and maintaining the extraction of data from Trust Clinical Systems and data warehouse.
  • Automate reports to be sent on a schedule and maintain them
  • Provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information and be able to present them using analytics in such a way that the Trust staff without an informatics background can understand

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Advanced knowledge in T-SQL and scripting languages
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Further relevant training



  • Proven track record of working within an Informatics environment within the NHS
  • Experience of programming, configuring, managing and maintaining the operation of complex databases and to develop and manipulate large, complex data sets
  • Experience of data interrogation and data linking, able to analyse complex issues where material is conflicting and drawn from multiple sources.
  • Experience on system testing and problem solving
  • Experience applying local/national rules to datasets

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Developed specialist knowledge of data collection and analysis within an Acute Hospital Trust to design and develop reports.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office package - particularly Word, Access and Excel
  • Knowledge and understanding of NHS Data Dictionary and Trust clinical systems with the ability in interpreting national guidance
  • Risk management and governance
  • Understanding of the need of confidentiality awareness at all times


  • Knowledge of report automation software
  • NHS IT Systems

Personal Skills


  • Good analytical and problem solving skills - ability to analyse highly complex data/information and make judgements/draw conclusions - including ability to respond to unexpected demands
  • Ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal - able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive information and use persuasion, influencing and negotiation with individuals and groups including stakeholders
  • Able to advise colleagues within the Information, Finance and operational Teams and recommend approaches to reporting / processing / applying guidance
  • Ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions
  • Ability to embrace, lead and drive change
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to work to a high degree of accuracy
  • To treat other staff member and patients with respect

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

418-COR5959-SJ MRAPP

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