Principal Information Analyst

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Information Team are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join their innovative, award winning team as a Principal Information Analyst.

The Information Team have developed a reputation for putting Information in the hands of those who need it. You will be responsible for designing and delivering information services/systems to a significant part of the Trust's business, ensuring that high quality information analysis is available to support the delivery of service improvements within their business area and any relevant Corporate requirements.

*Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

See job description below and attached to job advert. This will provide more details of the main duties of the job.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with three acute hospitals and community sites serving a local population of around 700,000.We also provide specialist services for Kent and Medway.

We care about our patients and our people. We are focused on providing outstanding, safe patient care, and a positive working culture that benefits staff and patients alike. With our emphasis on staff training and development, a staff support scheme that's second to none, and a healthy package of benefits, it's easy to put down roots in East Kent Hospitals.

We offer a full package of benefits, including a car lease scheme on-site childcare generous annual leave in line with NHS terms and conditions high street and public transport discounts a 24/7 staff support service - and the little things that make life easier, like on-site Amazon lockers and fresh fruit and veg stalls.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Principal Information Analyst will undertake the following key duties:

Relationship Management Business Partnering
  • Regularly meet with the Care Group leadership team to understand their business priorities and offer analytical support, this will involve the communication of negative and positive information to stakeholders and can manage their expectations.
  • Present complex analysis to non-informaticians, including board members.
  • Lead on business planning processes for the Care Group services, ensuring data meets published national guidance.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers, system users, systems administrators, information analysts and support staff.

Business Intelligence
  • Responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of complex analytical tasks.
  • Responsible for ensuring regular reports are accurately maintained, and undertakes regular audits to ensure reporting remains fit for purpose.
  • Required to interpret and resolve highly complex statistical/information problems where there is no precedent or where leading opinions may conflict.
  • Appropriately communicate conclusions drawn from, and implications of results from statistical and performance analyses to a wide range of internal and external staff, guiding them on a certain course of action. Conveys statistical concepts clearly and develops and delivers formal, complex statistical presentations to large groups

Mandatory & Statutory Data Submissions
  • Responsible for ensuring informatics reporting adheres to published national guidance.
  • Responsible for ensuring specified mandatory and statutory returns are accurate and submitted within deadlines.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate FOIs and Clinical Audit datasets are submitted accurately and within deadlines

Staff Management
  • Manage allocated staff or project teams, including recruitment, induction, setting workload priorities, delegating tasks, day-to-day management, monitoring performance, carrying out appraisals, identifying training needs facilitating staff personal development, acting as lead specialist and maintaining professional standards.
  • Plan, prioritise and co-ordinate staff on-going and project workload to achieve team and section objectives within agreed timescales.
  • Promote a culture where staff feel empowered and accountable for the service they provide and managers are supported to lead, motivate and develop staff who feel valued.
  • Responsible for defining, implementing and monitoring internal procedures and standards within the functions managed to ensure effective governance, reliable high-quality outputs, business continuity, and effective documentation of processes.

Freedom to Act
  • Manage the team in-line with corporate strategy, setting standards and ethos to meet business needs and deliver agreed benefits, utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality.
  • Balance workload, provide technical and analytical guidance and work direction of team, including scheduling, assignment of work, review of project efforts and removal of blocks which inhibit project success.

Departmental Responsibilities
  • Lead complex projects, supporting planning and implementation ensuring resources are effectively utilised.
  • Work on projects as required by the Deputy Director of Information and Chief Analytical Officer.
  • Where applicable responsible for adherence to nationally reported guidance.
  • Where applicable responsible for mandatory and statutory returns, include sign-off when required.
  • Responsible for expenses and rostering for self and any direct reports.
  • Will contribute to and manage the delivery of the Information Strategy.
  • Ensure training and mentoring is undertaken in line with departmental standards.
  • Oversee or lead any performance management issues where applicable.
  • Adhere to and responsible for maintaining the departmental reporting guidelines.

Person Specification



  • A good honours degree in relevant subject


  • Project management or technical qualification
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Analyse data for information and/or performance measurement
  • Deploy problem solving skills to work with stakeholders to define requirements for analytical work
  • You look beyond initial requirements, challenge assumptions and generate insight
  • Statistical methodologies and data modelling concepts
  • Generate and communicate insight verbally, visually and in writing
  • Familiarity with the implementation of BI reporting platforms - Power BI, Qlik, Tableau
  • Developing end to end repeatable reporting processes


  • Able to form a deep understanding of NHS business goals and turn these into performance measures
  • Advanced theoretical or practical understanding of the NHS, its clinical environment and key developments shaping the agenda
  • Minimum 3 years in the NHS, or wider market, in a senior information or management role
  • Fluent in summary statistics, data visualisation and feature selection

Personal/professional attributes


  • Advanced leadership skills including ability to form excellent relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • High standard of written, verbal and data driven communication skills
  • The ability to plan, prioritise and delegate efficiently


  • Management experience with the informatics environment

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent & Canterbury Hospital



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