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Information Analyst

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a career in NHS Data Analytics?

Do you have a keen interest in clinical services data?

Are you passionate about delivering excellent customer service with great attention to detail and accuracy?

If so we want to hear from you!

Bridgewater Community NHSFT are a leading provider of community health services in the North West of England. We are recruiting to an exciting new Data Analyst role to work as part of the wider Information Team. As part of your role you will work both clinical and corporate services to check and promote quality of data inputting, work with Data Developers to design reports, collate data for submissions and ensure the timeliness of clinical reporting.

Main duties of the job

As a Data Analyst in Bridgewater NHSFT you will receive the support to build upon your existing skillset to be able to:

Apply tools and techniques for data analysis and data visualisation, using the Trusts data visualisation / business Intelligence software. (QlikSense)

Identify, collect and migrate data to and from a range of systems and data sources.

Manipulate and link different data sets.

Summarise and present data and conclusions in the most appropriate format for users to understand and provide narrative.

Build excellent relations with corporate, IT and informatics colleagues to support integrated working relations.

About us

Flexible working will be considered for all roles.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver our NHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health and promote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they were created in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was important to them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P- Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs and promote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E- Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O- Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationships based on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P- Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the right skills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L- Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities and show great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E- Efficient -We use our resources wisely to provide sustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Freedom to Act

1. Work on own initiative, within the constraints of standard operational policies and under the general direction of the Information and Data Improvement Manager.

2. Maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of information relating to patients, staff, and other Health Services business.

3. Take responsibility for own workload, scheduling, and prioritising tasks as necessary, arranging meetings and working in collaboration with other members of staff to ensure delivery of work to agreed deadlines is achieved.

Analysis and Data Management

4. Undertake a variety of data management tasks, using various information query tools and languages in support of finance, commissioning, performance management, and ad-hoc information requirements.

5. Interrogate the Trusts data warehouse using SQL and interfaces with Excel and Qlik Sense, using pivot tables and functions for the purposes of analysis and report generation, presenting Trust data in appropriate formats.

6. Assist clinical managers and corporate managers in the interpretation of corporate dashboards which monitor performance on a regular basis.

7. Obtain appropriate sign off from relevant operational leads and or an Executive Director for statistical information returns and data distributed externally.

Information Quality Assurance

8. Monitor data quality and review current monitoring systems to ensure that data is available within the agreed timescales and is accurate and reliable follow up with external stakeholders where necessary.

9. Highlight variations in quality, completeness and/or interpretation of data/management information to the Management Team as appropriate.

Planning and Organising

10. Ability to problem solve and work proactively, be able to plan and organise meetings and scheduling.

11. Ability to organise and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines

12. Write, update, and maintain relevant standard operating procedures for all regular tasks, ensuring that they are followed at all times, offering suggestions for improvements to processes as appropriate. Raise with line manager where revisions to procedures become apparent to confirm the required course of action.


13. Directly liaise with staff at all levels of the service, including administrative and clinical staff, team coordinators and managers within the Trust regarding operational and end user requirements.
  • Attend relevant performance monitoring/performance management meetings

  • 15. Clear and accurate written and verbal communication and take responsibility for effectively presenting highly complex information to a wide range of stakeholders throughout the Trust.

    Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop an expert knowledge of source information, including the systems on which they are stored and interpretation
  • Advising and training others as required.
  • Be a flexible member of the Information Team, providing assistance to other staff within the department and covering the work of colleagues during periods of absence or peak workloads

  • This list of duties is not intended to be exhaustive, but indicates the main areas of work and may be subject to change after consultation with the post-holder to meet the changing needs of the organisation.

    Person Specification



    • Degree level or equivalent qualification and experience

    Additional Criteria


    • If you are related to a director, or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship:

    Right to Work


    • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable)



    • Statistical and numeral techniques, problem solving and high level of numeracy
    • Effective time management and ability to prioritise and own workload
    • Experience of working within an Informatics / Business Intelligence environment


    • Knowledge of SytmOne functionality
    • Knowledge of DoH performance targets
    • NHS experience working with Health related data
    • Performance monitoring and management

    Skills & Attributes


    • Basic understanding of SQL
    • Intermediate to Advanced level use of MS-Office including Excel and Word
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to explain complex or technical requirements in non-technical way


    • An understanding of NHS Data standards
    • Working knowledge of statutory returns
    • Working knowledge of statutory returns
    • Negotiating/Influencing skills
    • Knowledge of Qlik Sense

    Job Specific Requirements


    • The ability to travel independently across the Trust
    • The ability to work flexibly in accordance with service needs
    • Ability to dynamically work from home and on site.
    • Regular, prolonged use of VDU as part of the role.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


    Spencer House

    Dewhurst Road



    WA3 7PG

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