About the role

NHS Digital is a dynamic place to work. What we do matters.

We harness the power of data and technology, delivering digital systems, service, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend. We collaborate and problem solve to transform and inform care. 

As Partnerships analytical lead you will play a key strategic role in ensuring that NHS Digital can deliver analysis to deliver, develop and enhance our use of health data. 

This role is available in any NDRS office location including, Bristol, London, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle. 

What's involved, top line

  • Key strategic role in defining and maintaining the scope of partnership analytical outputs, in key strategic areas of disease treatment
  • Provide leadership in producing analyses, reports, briefings and presentations of analytical outputs across strategic partnerships
  • Provide expert analytical advice to scientific projects, data release requests, to internal and external colleagues and organisations

More about the role

  • Development and oversight of project plan for national analytical strategic partnerships work, in particular the Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment and Radiotherapy Treatment Dataset partnerships.
  • Act as lead researcher for initiating projects including in this area and developing scientifically sound project protocols
  •  Management of a team of analysts responsible for analysis of national analytical projects.
  • Developing the presentation of health related data, indicators and outputs in clear, statistically appropriate way.
  • Communicating results of work, including written and verbal presentation, to a wide range of audiences.Providing authoritative appraisal of outputs produced by the analytical team as part of peer review and quality assurance processes.
  • Actively scanning the policy horizon to contribute to development of use of data, accessing new sources of data, and situating NDRS outputs in the policy context.

About you

Some of the skills and experience we're looking for: 

  • Postgraduate qualification in cancer, public health, statistics or related discipline or significant experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Highly developed knowledge of public health data analysis, working at senior level
  • Experience of networking, strategically developing and working in effective partnerships with other health sector, government and third sector organisations
  • Ability to collate, analyse, interpret and present statistical and textual information including from routine sources of health data, and to communicate highly complex or sensitive statistical information to other specialists and non-specialists
  • A strategic thinker who will contribute to delivering and developing the portfolio of national work undertaken within the National Disease Registration Service at NHS Digital

What's in it for you
  • a role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care
  • a range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your
    work has a direct and positive impact
  • a real commitment to your personal and professional development with access
    to a broad range of learning opportunities

About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, so come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.  Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • ability to buy and sell annual leave  
  • a generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

This employment, with the exception of terms relating to pay, pay awards, job description and job evaluation, will be offered in accordance with the terms and conditions set out under the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service, which is available at:


Terms relating to pay, pay awards, job descriptions and job evaluation will be set out in the contract. Details pertaining to these elements in the contract will overwrite details on these topics in the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service, unless otherwise stated in the contract.   

Next steps

Remote interviews will take place week commencing 11th July. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.


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