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Advanced Analyst

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rota
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
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, 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, which supports people in the health and care system by generating insights that facilitate the identification, implementation and sustained adoption of innovation. Insights may come from local (Wessex-based work), national programmes or academic sources.

The Insight portfolio comprises several Wessex-based and national evaluation programmes. It includes evaluations of new models of care, innovative digital technologies, workforce changes and national spread and adoption initiatives. The work is varied and innovative in response to the Insight needs of our clients.

Our dynamic and friendly team will welcome your quantitative analytical skills across a variety of projects.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

Wessex AHSN is a company limited by guarantee, owned by the NHS and university members, 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 Advanced Analyst will co-ordinate and support 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.

WHAT WERE LOOKING FORThe 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.

The post holder will need to be adaptable and flexible to work in a fast-paced changing environment, often with ambiguity. They will be able to demonstrate the Trust and AHSN values in how they approach their work and relationships.

The post holder will be based at the Wessex AHSN offices (Southampton Science Park) and most core team meetings will normally be held here. The post holder 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. The post holder will follow the WAHSN hybrid working pattern with two days on location (at Wessex AHSN offices or client location) and three days remote working each week.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact: Richard Finley, Evaluation Programme Analyst, 07730 276922,

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 evaluation
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Project Management training (e.g., PRINCE II)
  • Specific training in evaluation practice and advanced analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience of the NHS and local health and social service functions
  • Knowledge of the local (Wessex) organisations and structures
  • Understanding of current policy and national drivers, e.g., ICS/ICBs

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Project management experience in an NHS, care service or academic setting
  • Experience in the analysis of complex quantitative data
  • Relevant experience in healthcare and/or public health and/or social care
  • Managing own workload and prioritising demands on time
  • Experience of integrated working across professional boundaries and involving several organisations
  • Scheduling, chairing and note-taking at meetings
  • Undertaking cost effectiveness or return on investment analysis
  • Interest and willingness to extend knowledge of new methods and techniques related to health economics


  • Experience of organising / managing events
  • 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 publications
  • Knowledge or experience of NHS or University ethical practice, procedures and regulations



  • UHS Value - Patients First
  • UHS Value - Always Improving
  • UHS Value - Working Together
  • WAHSN Value - Innovative
  • WAHSN Value - Inclusive
  • WAHSN Value - Collaborative
  • WAHSN Value - Achieving
  • WAHSN Value - Trustworthy

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Innovation Centre, Science Park, Chilworth

2 Venture Road


SO16 7NP

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