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Band 7 Informatics Developer

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Health Informatics Department at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) are looking for an experienced Developer to join our talented team.

You will play a key role in the provision and support of our online analytics platform, Healthcare Evaluation Data (HED). This will include the design, development, implementation, support and maintenance of the HED system websites.

This post offers a truly unique opportunity for a technically talented developer to help build an innovative product that will inform and empower decision makers across the NHS.

Main duties of the job

In your role as a developer in the HED team, you'll get to:

Apply your advanced skills in .NET application development and MS SQL Server Products to tackle compelling technical problems

Collaborate with our business managers, analysts, web developers and data scientists to design and implement developments which benefit the NHS

Develop new skills and work within a close-knit, enthusiastic, and highly effective team with a strong ethos of personal development

Showcase your people and project management skills and experience as you line manage and help mentor junior developers whilst working in sprints

Empower clinical and non-clinical end users across the NHS by responding to technical queries and creating bespoke analytical reports.

To find out more about HED see our website at

This post would be ideally suited to an experienced developer with significant web application development knowledge. The post holder will be responsible for building and managing the performance of application functions which are both externally and internally facing, to ensure the Trust can meet existing and new national/local requirements for the HED system.

Shortlisted applicants will first be invited to a technical competency test to be invigilated remotely via MS Teams, with the best-performing candidates invited back for a full interview.

The role is based a Yardley court Edgbaston & working from home.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • - Educated to master's degree level Computer Science or equivalent, relevant post graduate professional qualification or equivalent experience in


  • -Evidence of further professional development.
  • -A certificate in using Microsoft Office applications.
  • -Microsoft Certified in the use of SQL Server.



  • -Demonstrable and significant experience in the following
  • Transact SQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Database Design
  • Web Development
  • -Substantial experience, in a software design, development and support environment that involves complex computer systems.
  • -Experience of analysing and interpreting complex information and presenting it in a simplified manner.
  • -Experience of Web technologies e.g. HTML, JavaScript.
  • -Demonstrable and significant experience in the use of Visual Studio.
  • -Demonstrable experience of working in a response-critical environment where system up-time and availability is paramount.
  • -Demonstrable experience of developing applications using ASP.NET C#, MVC, Web Forms and JavaScript.
  • -Demonstrable experience of interfacing between systems using messaging standards such as XML or similar.
  • -Good working knowledge of XML, XSLT, and JSON.
  • -Good appreciation of confidentiality issues and the Data Protection Act.


  • -Experience of handling, analysing, and manipulating large, complex datasets.
  • -Experience in management of others' workloads, including the delegation of jobs.
  • -A strong working knowledge of the NHS Data Dictionary and Data Definitions as well as clinical terminology.
  • -Demonstrable understanding of NHS care structures and information flows within and between health organisations.
  • -Knowledge and understanding of relevant procedures and guidelines around health-related datasets, information sharing and data storage.
  • -Knowledge and a strong interest in informatics, analytics and programming, underpinned by significant experience and/or theoretical study.
  • -Strong knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policies and initiatives.
  • -An understanding of the NHS strategy for Informatics.

Additional Criteria


  • -Computer system analysis, design and programming skills of an extremely high level.
  • -Ability to readily understand and deploy new computer hardware, operating systems and software packages.
  • -Excellent Programming Skills in, C# and
  • -Understanding of OOP design and modelling techniques.
  • -Advanced computer and keyboard skills familiar with all common shortcut keys, etc. and skilled in accessing systems remotely, running simultaneous applications in multiple windows, and where appropriate, on multiple displays and/or machines.
  • -Good communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to provide detailed informatics and technical advice to both other specialists and non-IT or Informatics staff.
  • -Excellent written, presentation and verbal skills.
  • -Ability to create concise, effective documentation of computer programs and systems.
  • -Innovative, proactive, and flexible approach to work.
  • -Ability to prioritise, manage and organise own workload as well as the workload of junior staff.
  • -Ability to use own initiative to determine the most appropriate methods to achieve expected work tasks and outcomes.
  • -Ability to influence and interact with people at various levels.
  • -Excellent analytical and numerical skills.
  • -Ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines.
  • -Ability to work as a team member on a wide variety of projects.
  • -Ability to work with low levels of supervision.
  • -Ability to supervise others.
  • -Ability to build relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • -Ability to present information to others less technically skilled.
  • -Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • -Confident, highly motivated, and able to use own initiative.
  • -Ability to resolve problems effectively.
  • -Significant attention to detail
  • -Can share knowledge.
  • -Has professional integrity.
  • -Ability and willingness to work flexibly and as part of a team.
  • -Can demonstrate innovation.
  • -A constant self-developer.
  • -A natural collaborator.
  • -A highly effective communicator.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Yardley Court

11-13 Frederick Road, Edgbaston


West Midlands

B15 1JD

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