Senior Information Analyst with NHS Education for Scotland

Location: Remote Scotland
£26,104 – £32,915 per annum
Full-time, contract until Aug 2022
Immediate start
Closing date: 29 September 2021

About the Organisation

“NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations.

We are the leader in educational design, delivery and quality assurance and provide wide-ranging support to workforce development. We are the official provider of workforce statistics for NHS Scotland and support national workforce planning. We design and develop digital technologies supporting innovation and transformation. 

Our purpose is to drive change and improve the quality of care experienced by citizens across Scotland by ensuring that we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. NES is integral to improving outcomes for people and in ensuring a skilled and capable workforce underpins the design and delivery of services. As an organisation, we recognise the significant contribution we can make to improving population health, reducing inequalities and economic development.”

More information on the vision, values and work of NES can be found on their website.

The Role

You will play a key role in exploiting data to enhance data analysis, interpretation and presentation skills, supporting the development of relevant datasets to appropriately reflect the information needed of current NHS Scotland initiatives. You will carry out accurate manipulation, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of statistics and reports for a range of customers including NHS Scotland and the Scottish Executive Health Department (SEHD).

The key tasks will be to:

  • Provide a range of reports to support the Scottish Government’s requirements and quality assure the programme’s delivery.
  • Have knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts in their field of work, and be guided by standard operating procedures, building and sustaining the quality of information and records management within NES.
  • Analyse data, ensuring that the results are accurate, fit for purpose and presented to a high standard including the interpretation of results. 
  • Take responsibility for specifying requirements with colleagues or external customers, providing advice on data and analytical matters; exploring alternative solutions and more complex analyses. 
  • Liaise with more senior managers and stakeholders to understand the information management input required for particular projects and developments, and communicate progress as well as any constraints or problems. 
  • Provide professional advice, within their area of expertise, ensuring that complex statistics are explained to non-statistical professionals in an understandable way to allow informed decision-making. 
  • Contribute to the development of datasets and information systems, including communication with appropriate stakeholders to ensure data collected reflects the information needs of customers and current NHS Scotland initiatives.
  • Produce regular reports on Monthly and Quarterly basis and contribute to larger reports for end of phase analysis and for site annual reviews.
  • Ensure that changes to operational systems are made using formal change control procedures and design and that system documentation, both electronic and paper, are maintained. 
  • Ensure all information is subject to standard quality and checking procedures, maintaining and enhancing the relevant documentation to contribute to the knowledge management and sharing with the team.
  • Keep abreast of related national information developments within NHS Scotland and NES’s programmes of work. 
  • Work with other professionals to design, scope, analyse and interpret information for specific research projects and audits. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vital part of the NHS and a team that are passionate about supporting their frontline colleagues through the provision of high-quality learning and development resources and experiences.


This role would suit a graduate, with a background in research, who knows how to retrieve and present data. You should be capable of contributing collaboratively and working independently in a busy and supportive team. Part of your work will be to write and disseminate surveys and to advise others on this process, so experience of undertaking evaluations is essential. This will involve the design and development of electronic questionnaires/questions, analysis and report writing. 

You will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A positive, can-do attitude 
  • Ability to apply information management skills.
  • Ability to make proposals on IM&T systems, reports and training policies. 
  • Have techniques to support the maintenance and delivery of all solutions.
  • Ability to operate a range of office, audio-visual and IT equipment, such as PC for everyday use, multi-function devices (scanners, copiers, printers, fax).
  • Proven analysis and presentational skills.
  • Experience in the use of statistical and analytical packages. 
  • High level of interpersonal, organisational and communication skills and a pleasant manner
  • Customer service skills, with a helpful, flexible attitude. 
  • Able to prioritise own workload and work to deadlines 
  • Fast and Accurate typing skills 
  • Ability to work within a complex and dynamically changing team
  • Integrity, as well as enthusiasm for taking ownership and the ability to work under your own initiative
  • Excellent attention to detail

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact jobs@aai-employability.org.uk. Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


The closing date for applications is  29 September 2021, 12 noon.

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We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.


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