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Head of Business Intelligence - Band 8b

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Lincoln or Boston
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Business Intelligence to join United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) reporting directly to the Associate Director of Performance & Information and managing theInformation Systems (Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse) and Data Quality teams.

This role will suit a proactive and energised candidate who is passionate about motivating and developing their teams. The post-holder will perform a bridging role between Operational, Performance, Finance and Information teams to ensure information is reported consistently and reliably from a clear, single source.

This is a key leadership role within ULHT. The Head of Business Intelligence, as an expert in their field, will support the Associate Director of Performance & Information to fulfil their responsibility for ensuringthe strong development and governance of both the Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence reporting tools.

As the subject matter expert, the post holder will be required to possess an advanced level of analysis and investigative skills and be proficient in the development and maintenance of the Trust's Data Warehouse.They must also be able to resolve complex analytical queries and issues where there is a range of solutions and analyses. They will also be required to interpret and resolve highly complex statistical and information problems.

Main duties of the job

A principal responsibility is the availability and production of consistently high-quality information, data intelligence and reporting for the Performance & Information teams.

You will drive the organisation's data driven agenda, supporting senior operational and clinical colleagues.

Ensure the Trust has effective systems and processes for accurate and timely reporting against all NHS constitutional, contractual and internal Trust standards. This will include ensuring performance KPIs reflect the key priorities, and challenges, of the Trust including corporate objectives as well as risks identified on the Board Assurance Framework and corporate and divisional risk registers.

Ensure appropriate systems are developed so that Divisional Managing Directors and their teams routinely access the information necessary to support the delivery of agreed performance standards.

Develop a Business Intelligence Strategy with an implementation plan to ensure the organisation has the right systems available to deliver effective patient care.

The post holder will work closely with the Information & Performance leads to promote the ownership and achievement of finance, activity, and quality trajectories across all projects.

The post holder will have advanced technical expertise in Data Warehousing including advanced knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server and business intelligence systems such as Power BI and SSRS.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • oDegree or equivalent level qualification in a numerate/analytical discipline, and significant experience in an NHS senior information management role
  • oEvidence of ongoing personal and management development - this will include educated to degree level, or relevant equivalent experience servicing information. Experience may be in analytical techniques (statistics or informatics).


  • oMembership of appropriate professional organisation, such as AphA

Previous Experience


  • oDetailed expert knowledge of NHS information standards and systems, including NHS Data Dictionary and Patient Administration Systems.
  • oEvidence of servicing information requirements in a complex environment
  • oExperience within an NHS Information development role or a software developer role at a senior management level.

Evidence of particular skills


  • oAdvanced level of technical expertise and physical skills in the manipulation of spreadsheets and databases.
  • oExpert knowledge of Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse methodology and concepts (SQL Server 2008 onwards) and associated products (i.e. SSRS & SSAS)
  • oCompetent in dashboard creation using visualisation tools (eg Power BI & SSRS)
  • oExcellent understanding of data modelling, report development, performance tuning and query optimisation techniques.
  • oAcademic knowledge of the theory of relational database concepts and design
  • oAwareness of data collection and data management procedures and patient administration procedures.
  • oA good understanding of the potential of data and the critical impact that quality data has across a complex organisation a detailed understanding of data management practices, including knowledge of third party data cleansing, products and processes.
  • oDetailed and expert knowledge of NHS Data Definitions and technical documentation
  • oHighly numerate and able to analyse and interpret information
  • oHigh attention to detail and accuracy
  • oAbility to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • oEffective leadership skills
  • oChange management skills


  • oPRINCE Project Management - Foundation level
  • oPRINCE Practitioner
  • oMicrosoft Certified Professional
  • oModern programming languages which show an aptitude for the role
  • oHTML and developed web based information systems
  • oPrevious demonstrable experience of Power BI

Specific Requirements


  • oAble to lead others, including the management of performance and delivery of outcomes, in non-line management relationships
  • oAble to formulate plans which cover a range of complex activities including target setting and prioritisation of activities
  • oAble to understand business processes in the context of using data from business systems
  • oFluent and effective communicator at all levels
  • oCurious nature, effectively dives deep into material

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln or Boston

Lincoln or Boston


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