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Band 5 Data Analyst - Bath NHS House

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

To play a key role in the collection, manipulation, submission and usage of the data collected and held by AWP. This will include, providing data analysis, interpretation and helping to present and share information in a way that helps users to understand a given situation and make decisions.

Produce a wide variety of regular reports, monthly, quarterly and annually. In particular supporting the production of management information and national returns.

The post holder will be required to exercise initiative and independent judgement to ensure an efficient and high quality service at all times.

Main duties of the job

Ensure the regular reporting and submission responsible for are completed in a timely and accurate fashion.

The post holder will be required to exercise initiative and independent judgement to ensure an efficient and high quality service at all times.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide regular reports on performance and quality information for the executive committee, senior management team, Board of Directors, and Commissioners to monitor targets and indicators that underpin the work of the Trust
  • Routinely submit datasets and/or upload data to national systems on a weekly and monthly basis to support monitoring of performance
  • Communicate, and advise on, analytical matters to non-analytical professionals
  • Routinely provide, receive and interpret complex, sensitive information
  • Undertake complex analysis of information to ensure consistent and accurate reporting of activity
  • Ensure accurate and timely information is provided to support services
  • Investigate and develop information reporting using the latest analytical and statistical methodologies and toolkits that are available
  • Interpret national data for local use
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of NHS data definitions/standards and attend training as appropriate
  • To provide high quality information on an ad hoc basis to tight deadlines
  • Assess, prioritise and respond to ad hoc requests for information that arise from authorised internal and external sources in a timely manner
  • Plan and lead the improvement of Data recording. Plan for national changes and coordinate updates accordingly.
  • Work as an effective team member, working closely with other members of the Business Intelligence team.
  • Develop, foster and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally to the department
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times with regards to patient information
  • Have good knowledge and experience in using software packages such as Microsoft Access, and advanced knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel in order to develop data collection systems and analyse data
  • To demonstrate high level keyboard skills, including the inputting and manipulation of data information into multiple databases
  • Have the ability to advise users on data definitions and standards within own area of specialism
  • Identify and investigate anomalies and instigating corrective action as required
  • Plan and organise own time and prioritise own workload around daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly national/project deadlines and meetings, including urgent ad-hoc meetings and preparation
  • Be able to balance and prioritise conflicting deadlines between routine work and deal with urgent ad-hoc requests on a daily basis from both Internal and external agencies
  • Provide advice and technical support
  • Required to set up reports for information users and design solutions both for routine and ad hoc information requests
  • Use of IM& T software skills for the design, construction, implementation and maintenance of a range of data collection and reporting systems in order to collect and analyse data, as required

Person Specification



  • Experience of producing and working with large complex data sets to specified definitions
  • Knowledge of performance and quality indicators



  • Investigating and resolving complex analytical queries and problems with a range of solutions
  • Experience of presenting information both written and verbally



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent knowledge in information analysis

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Bath NHS House



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