Analyst and Evaluation Programme Co-ordinator

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Are you fascinated by change and innovation? Can you help the NHS adopt innovation faster to help deliver better care to patients?

At Wessex AHSN we improve people's health, achieve excellence in healthcare and boost innovation and growth in our region's life sciences and healthcare sector.

As one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England, we connect and support academics, NHS, industry and others to bring fresh energy to old problems, inspired thinking to new ones and to adopt innovative practice at scale.

This post is part of the Insight Team at Wessex AHSN. The AHSN Insight Team supports people in the health and care system by generating insights which facilitate the identification, implementation and sustained adoption of innovation. Insights may come from local (Wessex-based work), national programmes or academic sources. The Insight programme comprises Wessex-based and national programmes.

Main duties of the job


You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

About us


Working for Wessex AHSN

Wessex AHSN is a company limited by guarantee, owned by the NHS and hosted by University Hospital Southampton.

Based at Southampton Science Park in Chilworth in a bright modern office easily accessible from the M3, M27 and Southampton Parkway train station, the location offers free parking with a caf area and networking spaces on site. 27 acres of the Science Park site are designated a protected Conservation Area and open to staff.

We are keen to ensure that staff enjoy a successful work/life balance and offer flexible working dependent on the requirements of the role. Wessex AHSN endorses personal development and provides training allowances to help you deliver in the role and meet your career goals.

We also have a proactive approach to wellbeing in line with our core values of being Innovative, Inclusive and Collaborative, with staff engagement groups shaping the organisation's culture and driving initiatives to allow our people to flourish despite times of challenge, change and high demand.

Job description

Job responsibilities



The Evaluation Programme Analyst will co-ordinate the delivery of Insight projects, providing analytical expertise in the evaluation of innovations and their adoption. The applicant will have good knowledge of health and care systems to understand the context in which insights will be generated to facilitate the adoption of proven innovations.

The post holder will provide expertise in the analysis of health-related information and routine data sets and interpret quantitative data on impact, implementation, quality and innovation improvement.


We are an ambitious organisation, looking for passionate and motivated people to join us with a proven track record of delivery. You will need a tenacity to succeed, great communication and project management skills, and ability to build new relationships quickly.

The role would suit an individual who has well developed technical skills in the analysis of complex quantitative data It is highly desirable that the post holder has some experience of evaluation or research activities, e.g., analysis of transformation, designing evaluations, undertaking evaluations and/or reporting evaluations. Skills in health economics are also required.

You will need to be adaptable and flexible to work in a fast-paced changing environment, often with ambiguity. You will be able to demonstrate the Trust and Wessex AHSN values in how you approach your work and relationships.

You will be based at the Wessex AHSN offices (Southampton Science Park) and most core team meetings will normally be held here. You will be expected to travel across Wessex to meet with project teams and member organisations across the region. Occasional travel to evaluation sites across the UK and overnight stays may be required. Wessex AHSN offers flexible working within our hybrid working model.

We welcome applications from people with a wide range of past experiences whether that be clinical, NHS management or from industry an appreciation of the challenges involved with innovation deployment and transformation in the NHS is an advantage to succeed in this role. Past experience of commissioning, transformation and project management are also advantageous.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Richard Finley or telephone 07730 276922


Interviews will be held on Thursday, 15th June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Educated to masters level or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge skills and experience in a relevant healthcare related or project management discipline
  • Knowledge of the specialist work practices and/ or professional guidelines relevant to the WAHSN area
  • Knowledge and experience of the NHS and local health and social service functions
  • Management/leadership experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Understanding of the health and social care environment and relevant organisations


  • Project Management training (e.g. PRINCE II)
  • Management experience
  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g. RGN registered with NMC, registered dietician, other AHP)
  • Knowledge of the local (Wessex) organisations and structures
  • Specific training in evaluation practice and advanced analytical skills
  • Understanding of current policy and national drivers, e.g., STP/ICOs

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Programme and project management experience in an NHS or care service setting
  • Experience in the analysis of complex quantitative data
  • Relevant experience in healthcare / public health / social care/ Project management experience
  • Experience of integrated working, across professional boundaries and involving several organisations
  • Experience of organising / managing events
  • Scheduling, chairing and note-taking at meetings
  • Managing own workload and prioritising demands on time


  • Effective leadership and team building skills
  • Experience of service improvement projects and/or methodology
  • Experience in evaluating projects
  • Experience in relevant clinical areas
  • Experience of leading, designing evaluations and/or reporting evaluations
  • Experience of preparing programme level reports for performance and assurance purposes
  • Experience of quality improvement/implementation projects and/or methodology
  • Working on mixed methods projects
  • Synthesis of quantitative findings with qualitative findings to generate rich reports
  • Academic publication
  • Knowledge or experience of NHS or University ethical practice, procedures and regulations

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Confident and articulate
  • Ability to make decisions and use judgement within remit
  • Ability to gather, analyse and report on data
  • Report-writing
  • Accurate and timely project monitoring/documentation/escalation
  • Understanding of finance/resource management
  • Well-developed influencing and negotiating skills
  • Motivating skills
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders - patients, public, clinical and managerial
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Proficient IT skills, with the ability to quickly adapt to new technologies, including demonstrating first class knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Expertise in the analysis of health-related information and routine data sets to interpret quantitative data on impact, implementation, quality and innovation improvement
  • Health economic skills in the quantitative analysis of impact


  • Commercially aware
  • A good understanding of risk management practices
  • Experience in engaging managers and practitioners in project development
  • Able to work with people from a wide range of professional disciplines
  • Experience of promoting findings and outcomes through a range of media and communication channels
  • Skills in health economics and/or interpreting data on efficiency savings/opportunity costs
  • Skills in data visualisation

Personal qualities


  • Self-motivated, proactive and innovative
  • Adaptability/ flexibility to work in a changing environment
  • High levels of resilience
  • Able to work with a high degree of autonomy to deliver project outcomes in a timely manner
  • Effective communicator, team player and leader
  • Responsive and flexible attitude and approach
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Ability to act and ensure delivery


  • Able to communicate new and complex information enthusiastically, both verbally and in writing, to engage interest from different audiences

Special requirements of the post


  • Able to travel to sites across Wessex (preferably with driving licence and car)
  • Occasional flexibility in hours worked e.g. (may be occasional evening meetings)
  • Ability to work in a busy, open plan office
  • Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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