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Head of Activity Analysis & Forecasting

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and exceptional individual to lead our Activity Analysis and Forecasting at Nottingham University Hospitals. Working for one of the largest NHS acute Trusts in the country you will be involved in a wide range of activity information-based analysis including demand and capacity modelling and forecasting. You will also lead a specialised analyst/data scientist team.

Main duties of the job

Information and Insight is comprised of multiple teams of information and analytical staff who deliver a wide range of supportive services including data classifications/coding, statutory reporting, complex analysis to support decision making, business intelligence, data quality assurance and data visualisation.

The post-holder will take a lead responsibility in providing a proactive and responsive service to support the organisation's use of activity analysis & forecasting to support decision-making.

The post holder will be accountable for the delivery of a diverse range of analytical work to a high level of accuracy, ensuring it is well presented and relevant to current policy and strategy within the NHS.

The post holder will lead on demand and capacity modelling for bed modelling to support Trust planning and contribute to a wider range of modelling as required.

The post holder will contribute to exploration and future planning on use of analytical tools and capability on behalf of Information & Insight.

The post holder will link with internal and external stakeholders and build excellent working relationships at all levels to ensure activity analysis & forecasting from their team is delivered in line with external requirements and aligned to the needs of the Trust.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly, across both campuses and remotely.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on this role please see the more detailed full Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • oDemonstration of ongoing professional development. oMaster's Level qualification, or equivalent experience


  • oFormal leadership and management training/development. o PhD, level in analytics / statistics / operational research / informatics



  • oProven experience working within an Information and/or analysis role
  • oExperience of line managing and development of staff
  • oIn depth specialist knowledge of Demand and Capacity forecasting to support acute Secondary Provider planning
  • oExperience in developing products using Business Intelligence software e.g. Qliksense/ Tableau/Power BI, SSRS
  • oDetailed knowledge & understanding of Health Informatics - including healthcare datasets (particularly secondary care), data quality, national strategic control mechanisms for data management, definitional guidance & data protection


  • oDetailed knowledge of relevant NHS information processes (eg Commissioning & Payment by Result mechanisms, Secondary Uses Service)
  • oExperience of working with 'big data' technologies, such as Hadoop, NoSQL, Orange or Python

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre

Derby Road



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