Main duties of the job

The Head of Innovation and Analytics will provide strategic direction to the Health Board on the development, deployment and use of automated reporting solutions, healthcare analytics and actionable intelligence (AI). The post holder will provide the executive management team and senior transformation team, related to insight into corporate and clinical service performance. In addition they will work closely with members of the executive team, transformation team and senior clinical leaders to support them in understanding strategic and operational business opportunities and problems, providing them with analytical support to improve the quality of scenario planning, options appraisal and decision-making.

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

Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Developing the Health Boards analytical capacity and capability to help identify opportunities for improvement, mitigate risks and issues and support high quality decision-making
  • Develop a pipeline of new opportunities based on national/international best practice and innovation
  • Leveraging predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to identify insights into areas of potential performance improvement
  • Utilising integrated health and care records to develop strategies and approaches to support population health management
  • Establishing the analytical capability to support the Health Boards approach to delivering value-based care and reducing unwarranted variation (working closely with system partners)
  • The management of a small team of transformation analysts. Acting in a direction setting capacity, monitoring performance, supporting development and contributing to annual appraisals.
  • Develop outstanding relationships with senior leaders and clinical staff, working with them to increase understanding of strategic and operational issues and opportunities. Produce information that will support the strategic decision-making of senior leaders across the organisation.
  • Proactively determine and recommend to senior management where to improve performance based on insights derived from data, whether that is from predicting trends or finding new opportunities.
  • Develop analytical, data modelling, predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to improve problem/opportunity diagnosis and to support the development of organisational insights and robust plans.
  • 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

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Educated to degree level in an IT-related subject or equivalent training/experience
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
  • Extensive experience of project and programme management techniques and tools such as Prince 2 and Managing Successful Projects PRINCE II Foundation Level Certification (or Higher) Experience of Project Management within NHS services
  • Significant experience of working in a project environment or system management role
  • Desirable criteria

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist SQL server 2008 (MCTS)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert/Developer (MCSE/MCSD)
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Significant experience of working in a Senior Management role in the NHS
  • Proven track record of co -ordinating department and project budgets, monitoring expenditure against target areas, assessing value for money and improving efficiency of spending
  • Experience of planning, developing and evaluating methods and processes for gathering, analysing, interpreting and presenting data and information
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    This post will require a submission for Disclosure to be made to check for any unspent criminal convictions.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    This post will require a submission for Disclosure to be made to check for any unspent criminal convictions.

    Welsh language skills are desirable