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Senior Business Insight Analyst

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint a proactive and enthusiastic analyst to join the Trust's busy Business Insight Team, coordinating the provision of insight and analysis.

This is an exciting time to work in Information Services within Sherwood Forest Hospitals, who are embarking on a major programme of transformation with the implementation of an Electronic Patient Record (EPR). This will enable them to exploit the transformation opportunities brought with digitisation, ensuring an excellent level of care and safety for all patients. It will also ensure that divisions are able to maximise their available resources.

This team leader role within the insight workstream of Information Services will coordinate the provision of insight and analysis, supporting the Trust in the delivery of timely, high-quality patient care.

This role can be considered on hybrid working basis with a mix of remote working and working on site as and when needed following an initial period of training. Flexible working hours will also be considered wherever possible.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for coordinating the department's provision of insight and analysis. This will involve working closely with services across the Trust and ensuring that the information needed to plan and deliver excellent patient care care is met with high quality data. The post holder will have an in-depth specialist knowledge of NHS information flows and performance indicators. They will play a key role in supporting operational managers to understand patient flow within the Trust.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for coordinating the departments provision of insight and analysis specifically around elective care.

They will be able to set up reporting mechanisms to provide clear concise reports that meet the requirements of the service. They will be able to use the most appropriate method e.g. Excel, Power BI.

They will track performance against strategic aims and operational plans. They will investigate highly complex and potentially sensitive issues providing specialised assistance and advice as required to support decision making.

They will be skilled in producing documentation to a professional high standard and to tight deadlines, will show initiative and self-motivation and will have excellent interpersonal skills, given the need to pro-actively support senior managers and clinicians through their analytical skills and knowledge of NHS information, performance, and planning frameworks.

The post holder will be educated to degree level with evidence of continuing professional development in the field of Business Intelligence and Analysis.

Please read the full job description and person specification in the additional documents section.

Person Specification

Knowledge, attributes and skills


  • Open to new learning opportunities
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Initiative and self-motivation
  • Willingness to learn and the ability to apply new desktop solutions
  • Approachable, reliable, decisive, tactful, well-motivated, respectful and supportive
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and experience of using NHS information to drive change
  • In depth specialist knowledge of NHS information analyses, NHS targets, performance monitoring processes and performance indicators
  • Clear understanding of the requirements of the NHS Plan and the NHS Improvement Plan.
  • Excellent numeric skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret highly complex information and translate into easily understood messages
  • Ability to deliver complex statistical presentations to all levels of staff within the organisation
  • Skilled in producing documentation to a professional, high standard and to tight deadlines
  • Prioritisation and time management skills are required in order to manage a variety of sub-projects at once
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time on highly complex and multi stranded analysis
  • Technical expertise in data analysis such as Excel, SQL, Nerve Centre


  • Specialist knowledge of developing large scale, complex demand and capacity models using NHS information systems
  • Specialist knowledge of Payment By Results
  • Previous line management experience

QualificationsAcademic/ Craft/Professional


  • Educated to degree level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development, particularly in business intelligence and analysis


  • Postgraduate qualification with numerical or analytical content

Further Training


  • Statistical process control


  • Trained in using commercially or NHS developed demand and capacity modelling systems
  • Formal Project Management Training e.g., PRINCE2



  • NHS information management experience, equivalent to master's degree level or equivalent
  • Using benchmarking systems and interpreting information to management colleagues
  • Experience of supporting demand and capacity planning in a hospital environment
  • Advanced experience of using, analysing, presenting and managing computerised information


  • Use of benchmarking tools
  • NHS contracting experience
  • Recent experience of supporting service improvement projects in an NHS secondary care environment
  • Training staff in the use of complex systems
  • Experience of developing business cases

Contractual Requirements


  • Full driving licence and access to a car
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the requirements of the role
  • There will be a requirement to work across other hospital sites

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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