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Group Business Information Specialist

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead and provide direction for information collation and analysis across the Wye Valley Trust, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, and South Warwickshire University NHS FT Foundation Group.

This is a business focused role working closely with Operational Managers and Clinicians within the Group to ensure they have the information they need to understand and manage services and to explore and understand any variation in performance between the three organisations. The job-holder will work within defined parameters but as Lead Specialist for Group analytics will be expected to exercise judgement as to how these should be applied.

Take an active role in promoting the use of Information to managers and clinicians interpreting the information available within the Group's Business Intelligence (BI) systems using predictive techniques to highlight variation and forecast trends and working with managers and clinicians to provide information to support improving efficiency of services.

To encourage use of the Information across the Group, enabling staff to readily obtain the information they require through the BI systems tailored report suites and the self-service information tool.

To provide support to the Information Leads, where appropriate, across Group wide projects, and to assist with work to align data collection processes and systems, and to lead on work to promote good practice and encouraging a common approach to applying consistent standards and definitions.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead in supporting the Group in understanding their business through provision of information analysis, benchmarking and reporting.
  • Lead in carrying out analysis that addresses the Group's need to provide a greater insight into performance, supporting managers and clinicians to deliver the challenging quality, performance and financial targets.
  • Support the Group in interpreting available information and understanding emerging themes, and trying to understand the reasons for variation across the Group. Consideration of a range of possible causes and options for variations and patterns evaluating and presenting options.
  • Maintain and understand flows in the Group's service areas, helping to identify areas of concern and support the individual Trusts to understand why changes have occurred so that early corrective action can be taken.
  • Lead on providing sophisticated predictive analysis of information and using this to promote changes working practices within the Group.
  • To lead in promoting information modelling and complex analysis to support capacity planning and demand management develop appropriate methodologies for the analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Work closely with Associate Divisional Directors, Managers and Clinicians to ensure they have the information they need to understand their services.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Personal Specification for further details about this post.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree qualification or equivalent knowledge and experience in a numerate discipline plus additional specialist knowledge acquired through post graduate diploma level or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development within health informatics and business intelligence technologies

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Performance reporting, data analysis, interpretation and report generation
  • Experience generating reports using web based reporting services, e.g. Microsoft SQL Reporting Services and Microsoft PowerBI
  • Clear understanding of NHS patient activity information, statutory data requirements, data definitions and performance measures
  • High level knowledge and understanding of the business and role of the NHS, its culture, information requirements and definitions and the current initiatives within Informatics

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work under own initiative, managing workload to deliver information solutions to agreed timescales, as well as ability to work within a team.
  • Patient calm and tactful when dealing with people who are unfamiliar with Information or undergoing change processes.
  • Adaptable, flexible and innovative approach to work.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


The Old Records Office

Harold Street



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