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Senior Information Analyst / Finance Delivery Unit

Band 6

Main area
Information Analyst
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
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Bocam Park
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59
Interview date


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Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.



Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the NHS Wales Finance Delivery Unit as a Senior Information Analyst. You will be joining an innovative and award winning team that is passionate about delivering value within NHS Wales, offering insights to the wider system by triangulating patient outcomes, financial data and healthcare activity, supporting financial sustainability and improvement across the system.

As the profile and reputation of the Finance Delivery Unit has grown since its inception, so has the demand for its expertise and insight. We are expanding the team in a number of key areas, including analytics, informatics, data science and financial management and strategy.

It is an exciting time for individuals with drive and ambition to join the team with a growing work programme, agenda, and opportunity to make a difference within NHS Wales.

Main duties of the job

The Unit is further expanding its Data Science team, we are looking for a capable and enthusiastic individual with a background in Informatics or Data Science. You will be eager to develop your technical portfolio and gain further experience helping NHS Wales by delivering insightful and impactful analysis.

Your responsibilities will include a large variety of data science and analytical projects, offering great insights to the wider NHS Wales system by triangulating patient outcomes, financial data and healthcare activity.

We understand the wide breadth of data science and data engineering techniques, and so we encourage interest from individuals with interest and experience in at least one of these skillsets: R/R Studio, Python, business intelligence software and dashboard visualisations within PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik or Cognos, automation software such as PowerAutomate, operational research modelling techniques, SSMS/SQL, machine learning packages, analysis and reporting on complex data.


Working for our organisation

The Finance Delivery Unit is hosted by Public Health Wales.

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales. Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis. To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.


For further details / informal visits contact: 

Name: Alex Thomson, 

Job title: Head of Analysis / Finance Delivery Unit

Email address:

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
Desirable criteria
  • Project management qualification or equivalent experience.


Essential criteria
  • Experience of linking data sets to derive meaningful analysis.
  • Experience of planning workload independently and project management skills, often delivering to tight timescales.
  • Experience and understanding of data quality issues (including resolution of such issues).
  • Experience of databases/data modelling tools within an information environment.
  • Experience of providing and presenting complex information to clinicians and senior managers.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of providing specialist advice on highly complex information issues
  • Experience of using business intelligence tools to provide meaningful insight to a range of audiences.


Essential criteria
  • Advanced IT skills with high level of experience of using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Advanced IT and analytical skills with a knowledge of IT tools/systems such as SQL, business intelligence systems, data cubes, modelling software, web development tools and programming languages.
  • Excellent verbal, written & presentation skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh or willingness to learn.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Power BI and Power Automate

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Stop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesImproving working livesAge positiveCorporate Health StandardsDisability confident leaderCore principlesEmployer pledge demonstrating a commitment to change how we think and act about mental healthStep into healthPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships2022 Stonewall Top 100 Employer

Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are not necessary

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Jessica Hammond
Job title
Business Support Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01656 776952

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