The Public Health England/NHS England partnership on cancer data

Post Can be based at one of the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service locations. Regular travel to London is required

High quality and timely cancer data underpin NHS England and Public Health England’s ambitions of monitoring cancer care and outcomes across the patient pathway. The objective behind the Public Health England (PHE)/NHS England (NHSE) partnership on cancer data was to establish a new team at Public Health England dedicated to supporting the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) programme to address mutually beneficial questions in this area.

These include providing resource to support NHSE with routine and bespoke information and analysis related to SACT and to provide, for the first time, routine outcome reporting on patients receiving treatments funded through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF).

We now have an exciting new vacancy for an analytical post to join the PHE/NHSE partnership. The post holders will work with colleagues across Public Health England, NHS England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as well as other public, private and third sector bodies. We welcome internal and external secondments.

The posts will:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the partnership analytical work programme
  • Plan, manage and undertake analyses, interpretation and presentation of cancer data to provide health intelligence support to the partnership
  • Use and adapt national cancer intelligence products for local (NHS trust) and regional use

We are looking for an individual with some experience in carrying out statistical analyses, ideally in a health focused environment but not necessarily. You must be a strong team player, with the ability to work proactively, and under your own initiative, liaising with colleagues located across the country and across different organisations.

You will have good communications skills both in writing and orally. You will be comfortable in presenting a range of technical, operational and organisational data and intelligence to a range of audiences mainly within the partnership team.

You will have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail to ensure data quality and integrity are maintained. You’ll do this by undertaking statistical analyses, writing reports and briefing internal and external audiences in ways that make the complex easy to understand. Your track record must demonstrate a sound understanding of a range of quantitative methods of research and analysis.

You should be educated to graduate level or have equivalent experience and ideally have experience of working within a health, science or research organisation in an analytical position. We would however be interested in hearing from applicants who have worked in other organisations with experience of having undertaken strong statistical analysis and interpretations.

Option 3 – External

Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).

If you are external to the Civil Service, you will take up the post on a Fixed Term appointment, if you are an existing Civil Servant, based outside of PHE, you will take up the post as a loan and if you are an existing PHE member of staff, you will take up the post as either a level transfer or a temporary promotion as per PHE’s Pay and Grading policy. If you are an existing Civil Servant, (in PHE or elsewhere) you must have prior agreement from your Line Manager before applying for this post.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice.

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Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies

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For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Sarah Lawton Job title Principle Analyst Email address [email protected] Additional contact information

Sarah Lawton [email protected]