Assistant Business Intelligence Analyst

East Cheshire NHS Trust


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Job summary

East Cheshire NHS Trust is looking to recruit an information analyst with excellent communication skills and a high level of attention to detail. The post holder will work as part of the Covid-19 support team receiving, analysing, interpreting and reporting Covid-19 data on a daily basis. In addition to this the post holder will also work within the Informatics Team carrying out a range of tasks including data analysis, report writing, dashboard development and benchmarking activities.

Hours per week: 35

Main duties of the job

The analyst will extract, validate and analyse data from trust systems, and populate dashboards and scorecards for use across the trust, and as a direct response to the Covid -19 pandemic through routes to NHS England in a time specified role.The analyst will also be responsible for selected central statistical returns as they develop, play a large part in data quality, and be crucial to the development of the trusts data warehouse.

They will also respond positively and quickly to ad hoc information requests from Gold Command ( Pandemic response team) managers, clinicians and the public, provide regular information as required to external agencies (such as the Department of Health, NHS England, CCGs and GPs), and assist in the maintenance and development of Trustinformation systems.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • An interest in the use of relational databases and SQL
  • A working knowledge of MS Office, including good understanding of developing and using Excel spread sheets


  • Knowledge of NHS data dictionary, common datasets and NHS central returns
  • Familiar with Acute and Community health services
  • Experience of Hospital Information Systems or other relevant experience in Information Management



  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work to tight and prescriptive deadlines
  • Understanding of database design, creation, tables, permissions, etc
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to all levels of staff
  • Good analytical and problems solving skills, effectively using tools available
  • Good presentation skills in all media - verbal, written, visual etc.
  • Ability to analyse and present information to staff from non-IT backgrounds
  • Working knowledge of performance management software such as CHKS iCompare


  • Understanding of NHS Data standards



  • Use advance features of MS Excel, including functions and pivot tables, to manipulate and present data.
  • Evidence of continual professional development

Specific Job Requirement


  • Professional image and helpful attitude
  • Team worker with a flexible approach to team and partnership working
  • Flexible working hours required due to timely sit rep submission deadlines
  • Evidence of ambition, enthusiasm and eagerness to see a job well done
  • Able to concentrate for significant periods of time on complex issues, and to cope with rapidly changing priorities and urgent requests
  • Able to meet deadlines, balance competing priorities and meet personal and directorate targets within a fluctuating and demanding workload
  • Evidence of working effectively as part of a team.
  • Commitment to self-development and keeping up-to-date with software/course development


  • Ability to meet travel requirements'



  • Higher National Certificate
  • Vocational level 4 qualification
  • Foundation degree or Higher National Diploma or Other diploma
  • Equivalent level of knowledge


  • Evidence of further professional development e.g. advanced use of MS Office, VBA or SQL
  • Two years' experience in a specialist role

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria, Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Catherine Allbright


Date posted

04 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 4


£22,549 to £24,882 a year pro rata


Fixed term


6 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria, Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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