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Data Science Analyst

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to apply for a senior development position within the Data Science team. The successful candidate will be recruited at Band 5 where they will begin their training in the use of Data Science techniques and tools, whilst applying them under the guidance of the Senior Data Science Analyst.

They will demonstrate effective communication and learn the application of excellent project management, stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills. Alongside this, the candidate will demonstrate the leadership and development skills required to be able to line manage and facilitate the governance of Data Science throughout the team and deliver high quality and accurate outputs.

A training matrix is available for all bands within the Data Science framework to benchmark progress against, from which a personal development plan will be created to achieve the grades required to progress in the development position. The development plan is expected to last up to 24 months and will be reviewed every 6 months to ensure you are aligned to the role expectations and your upskilling will be met by meeting the goals and objectives set by the Senior Data Science Analyst and contributing towards the team objectives.

On satisfaction that you can consistently demonstrate the essential performance ratings of the grade you will be permitted to take the internal DS assessment, which if successful will progress you to the band 6 Senior Data Science Analyst position.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the delivery of accurate, timely, value-added analysis to meet the requirements of a data driven Trust.

Proactively developing both quantitative and qualitative indicators to support the requirements of the clinical and corporate divisions.

Manages the Data Science Analysts including workflow, performance management, and personal development.

To be the information lead for a designated area and provide expert support to underpin project work and decision making for the needs of a modern NHS. To promote the effective use of information and reports managed by the Data Science team and wider Business Intelligence department.

Closing date of applications: 21 September 2023

Interview date: 5 October 2023

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4thbusiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • GCSE (Grade C or above) in English and Maths or equivalent
  • Ability to write SQL queries and good knowledge of data manipulation and visualisation using Excel
  • Awareness of data science languages
  • Ability to extract and manipulate both structured and unstructured data from databases
  • Experience of using specialist analytical and data visualisation software such SSRS and Power BI
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Experience in contributing towards an analytical project throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Proactive and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to write high quality, accurate outputs, aligned to the client brief
  • Ability to communicate analysis to non-technical audiences through reports, presentations, dashboards and data visualisations
  • Ability to work with a range of clients, with differing levels of understanding


  • Degree level qualification in related subject or analytical / statistical qualification or experience
  • Training and qualifications in computer science, mathematics and statistics
  • An understanding of Python
  • Knowledge of forecasting techniques
  • Proven knowledge of NHS information datasets, data manual and IT / reporting systems
  • An understanding of classical statistical methods and their use within healthcare such as distributions, regression and, decision trees
  • Use of statistical software packages

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Rd


DE22 3NE

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