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Developments and Costing Data Analyst

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Costing Data Analyst to join the Financial Developments and Costing team at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

As the Trust moves toward more digital solutions, this role offers an exciting opportunity for a Costing Data Analyst to contribute to the development and implementation of innovative tools and processes. The goal is to enhance the quality and use of cost and patient activity data.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining current systems and creating new processes that take advantage of the EPIC and Finance systems. They will ensure that the data and information flow remain robust and reliable. This person will work closely with the Informatics and Productivity teams to ensure that the information is consistent and aligns with what is published and used by different stakeholders.

This role requires strong technical skills and a solid understanding of database systems. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate with and influence colleagues from both Finance and non-Finance backgrounds, both within and outside the Trust. They should also be capable of explaining complex guidelines or processes in a way that is easy to understand for a wide range of audiences.

Main duties of the job

The person in this role will be responsible for creating accurate and clear service line and costing information in a timely manner.

The main responsibility of this role is to support the development, improvement and maintenance of the Trust's patient information and costing system and associated processes. This involves collaborating with a variety of colleagues across the Trust to ensure both standard and fully absorbed unit costs are accurate and well-understood.

To excel in this role, you need to be highly skilled in software applications like MS SQL, MS Excel, Access, and various business intelligence (BI) tools. A basic understanding of costing principles is also useful.

Experience working with and analysing large datasets and databases is a must-have for this position.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' is one of the UK's most active and successful NHS foundation trusts. We offer a comprehensive range of hospital and community services for the people of South London, and we also specialise in treating patients from farther afield, with expertise in cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory, and cardiovascular care.

Guy's hosts the largest dental school in Europe, and in 2016, we opened a �160 million Cancer Centre. In 2017, as part of our mission to bring care closer to where people live, we launched a cancer centre and a kidney treatment facility at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas' features one of the UK's largest critical care units and has one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It's also the location of the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

The role you are applying for is part of the Trusts Developments and Costing team, a specialised area within the Finance department. You will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, including finance professionals, clinicians, operational managers, and performance improvement teams.

Our core goal is to develop a robust patient information system that continually provides valuable insights, to inform both operational and strategic decisions that leads to improvement in the quality of care we provide to patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

All candidates are urged to read the attached job description and person specification in full for all details, to ensure they have the essential skills required for this role.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity, please feel free to contact Seyi Olubajo (Head of Costing) on

Person Specification



  • Graduate with high level of numeracy.
  • Actively studying for CCAB professional qualification - or equivalent experience in a costing or data analyst role.


  • Level 4 or higher qualification in Data Analysis, statistics or Business Intelligence

Professional/ Statutory Registration


  • Hold a post-graduate accountancy qualification (CCAB) or equivalent experience and able to demonstrate continuing professional development (CPD).

Previous experience


  • Extensive experience of analysing complex datasets effectively in a variety of settings. Experience of working with and combining data contained within different data sources


  • Developing dashboards using Power BI or Qlikview.
  • Experience using IQVIA cost engine and model hospital

Skills, Knowledge, Ability and Competence


  • Ability to collate, analyse and interpret complex datasets with the proven ability to explain complex analytical methods to non-analytical people
  • Ability to plan and organise own workload and meet deadlines, which will involve balancing competing priorities within a fluctuating and demanding workload
  • Ability to analyse, investigate and resolve queries independently and take appropriate decisions within broad departmental procedures and external guidelines.
  • Robust and systematic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to rapidly learn new software packages
  • Advanced level SQL and MS Excel skills and knowledge
  • Ability to interpret highly complex external guidance and implement locally
  • Ability to present and communicate in writing and verbally with all levels of staff and external contacts, often in situations, which are complex and potentially contentious
  • The ability to 'think outside the box', challenge existing ways of working and cultures, and drive out innovative solutions Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Personal qualities


  • Ability to work as part of a team, approachable with good inter-personal skills
  • Ability to manage competing requests for information from a variety of sources
  • Acts with integrity and professionalism and a team player
  • Displays a 'growth mindset'

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Great Dover Street

200 Great Dover Street



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