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Principal Data Analyst (Strategic Workforce)

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will have responsibility for providing advanced data analytical support to the ICS People Team and wider system workforce workstream to improve our workforce planning approach to help ensure we have the right staff in the right place at the right time to deliver the right outcomes to our population.

As this is a fairly new role within the ICS, the post holder will be expected to establish the position amongst wider system colleagues along with designing, planning and delivering analytical projects independently by applying project management techniques.

Main duties of the job

Key aspects of this role include:

Supporting the ICS in undertaking operational, multiyear and other planning exercises

Regular development and updating ICS reporting/highlight dashboards e.g Workforce Integrated Performance Reports as per national guidelines, Primary Care and EDI dashboards.

Assist with understanding the current positions and the future demands by performing gap analysis across the ICS

Support the development and implementation of data analytics solutions and tools to support the ICS

Support the development of an integrated ICS planning tool

Identify, manage and mitigate any risk associated with the delivery of successful analytical projects using accepted management methodologies.

Support workforce planning training and upskill workforce planners and other management staff on data analytics and data analytics solutions usage.

Emphasise the importance of data analytics and improve data literacy amongst different professionals including the decision makers.

Communicate complex information to internal and external colleagues through effective modes of communication.

Be a self-motivated and enthusiastic professional in taking responsibility for your own continuous professional development.

About us

One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is part of the Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) and is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the NHS locally and developing an annual and 5-year plan to meet the health needs of local people.

Our Vision:

Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board and One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System have a shared vision to work together in an inclusive and collaborative way to transform and improve services: Our vision is: -

To improve health and wellbeing of our population, we believe that by all working better together - in a more joined up way, and using the strengths of individuals, carers and local communities - we will transform the quality of support and care we provide to all local people.

One of the key priorities of the ICB is its workforce - ensuring that we recruit, retain and develop staff across both health and social care so that Gloucestershire continues to be a great place to work. We are growing the People Team who support this agenda on behalf of the partner organisations and this role is be a key member of the team supporting the developing work programme.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of the role and responsibilities are shown within the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level in related to data analytics eg data science, statistics, maths, computer science or equivalent experience


  • Workforce planning, data analysis or similarly relevant qualification



  • Demonstrable experience of working at a senior level in a workforce planning, data analysis, data science or similar role
  • Experience of using data analytical and reporting systems and data visualization tools such as Power BI, Tableau/Qlik, SQL, SPSS, R, Python
  • Experience of identifying and interpreting strategy/policy Has experience of researching best practice, interpreting its relevance and processes/practices which could be implemented successfully to achieve system improvements (advising on policy implementation)
  • Show experience of successful developmental planning, implementation and evaluation, ideally linked to workforce


  • Ideally a comprehensive experience of managing successful programmes and knowledge of project techniques and tools e.g. Prince 2, Agile or other similar
  • Experience / knowledge in data modelling or system dynamics



  • Extensive demonstrable knowledge of planning, data and analytics, ideally related to workforce
  • Can analyse and interpret complex data, often from multiple sources, include assumptions and create scenarios, produce insights, conclusions and recommendations to enable decision making
  • Can effectively plan and deliver training
  • Is highly skilled at producing reports and dashboards which distil key issues in a stimulating and informative way, using visualisation techniques



  • Ability to travel and attend meetings at a variety of sites across Gloucestershire and beyond

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Shire Hall

Westgate Street



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