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Reports Technical Lead

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
UCLH is seeking a full time permanent Reports Technical Lead to join the Business Intelligence Reports team.

The post holder will act as the key technical lead and will support the Deputy Head of Business Intelligence with the development and provision of complex business intelligence reports and external mandatory submissions. This could be through a mixture of leading on developing of reporting systems, leading on complex BI projects and deputising for the Deputy Head of Business Intelligence as required.

The post holder will be expected to act with minimum guidelines, setting standards for others within the trust in relation to business intelligence and analysis, establishing how reporting policies and procedures should be interpreted and implemented.

They will be managing the development of innovative systems, information and reports to meet emerging business requirements. This will also include improvements to existing processes, validation and reports.

UCLH as an organisation is committed to offering flexible working including hybrid working and would encourage candidates to discuss this with the recruiting manager as part of the recruitment process.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • To produce new complex and sophisticated BI reports and to work with the divisional information teams and other customers to ensure these reports clearly and accurately communicate relevant information.
  • To develop and lead on specific complex management information reports that support management decision-making, performance, planning and evaluation.
  • To interpret and resolve highly complex statistical/epidemiological /information problems where there is no precedent and where other leading opinions may conflict
  • To provide technical and operational leadership for the production of complex and sophisticated BI reports across the trust.
  • To have an understanding of all key processes within the department so that the post-holder is able to provide business continuity in service provision.
  • Support integration of advanced analytics into core business intelligence reporting
  • To lead on the management and development of the Metric Framework
  • To support on projects developing new performance indicators in response to changing requirements across the divisions

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities


week commencing 13th May 2024

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • Master's degree or equivalent experience within a healthcare information environment
  • Specialist knowledge of data analysis and visualisation, statistical modelling and quantitative service evaluation techniques
  • Advanced understanding of acute activity recording and reporting, including: waiting lists, A& E, cancelled operations, SUS etc



  • Minimum three years of experience in an Information Analysis role in an NHS or other healthcare information environment
  • Experience of working with relational databases
  • Experience of using and developing query tool functionality
  • Experience of using Power BI
  • Experience of Team development on complex technical skills


  • Experience of using Epic BI stack, including developing Radar, Slicer Dicer, Reporting Workbench contents
  • Membership of a relevant professional organisation (AphA, BCS, DAMA etc.)
  • Understanding of Agile and Scrum methodologies

Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of information analysis and the use of information across the NHS acquired through degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to interrogate databases using Advanced SQL
  • Ability to interpret complex data
  • Ability to convert data to management information
  • Advanced use of Power BI
  • Advanced use of MS Excel (macro level)
  • Ability to independently interpret the requirements of information users and present detailed, complex reports that can be understood by a wide audience.
  • Understanding of data quality issues and how these relate to the organisation as a whole
  • Understanding of the Acute Healthcare business environment
  • Ability to produce clear and comprehensive documentation for BI and data transformation processes


  • Use of R and/or Python for machine learning and predictive analytics
  • Understanding of sharepoint



  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Ability to train other performance and information staff in the use of information systems
  • Ability to communicate on issues which can be complex and multi-stranded.
  • Effective leadership of staff

Planning and Organisation Skills


  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take responsibility for own workload while being able to respond effectively and efficiently to unexpected demands in a busy team

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


University College London Hospitals

250 Euston Road



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