Principal Information Analyst - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Job reference: 000051

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Job closing date: 25/03/2019

Job posted date: 05/03/2019

Salary: Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Public Health & Intelligence

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

This post is based in Edinburgh/Glasgow.

Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHSScotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives.  We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland.  We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.

(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)
We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Principal Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services
•    Present complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects
•    Lead, manage and motivate a team. Some travel may be expected.

Successful candidates will be based mainly in Edinburgh or Glasgow area.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.

You can learn more about the Principal Information Analyst roles by visiting ISD Scotland, visiting the NSS YouTube channel or following us on Twitter.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies


The closing date for this job has now passed.