Job description

The Strategy Unit is recruiting to a new Senior Lead Data Scientist post who has experience of NHS analytics with a strong commitment to using open-source solutions and reproducible analytical pipelines.

The band offered will be dependent on experience.

The post holder will play a key role leading the development of the analytical infrastructure for the SU (supporting key projects such as the New Hospital Programme), the Midlands Decision Support network (MDSN) and the NHS-R Community. The post holder will provide leadership, advice, and support to colleagues to develop our analytic workflows and help to embed reproducible analytical pipelines into our practice and the wider system. The post holder will take an active leadership role in the NHS-R Community. There will also be opportunities for the post holder to lead on data science and application development projects.

You will be provided with all the opportunities you require to develop your skills and build your career, both through formal training and hands-on experience.

The Strategy Unit is a specialist NHS team, based in Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit. We work with NHS and social care organisations, universities, charities, and government organisations to deliver clear thinking and applied analysis that improves decision-making, implementation, and results. Our basic proposition is simple: better evidence, better decisions, better outcomes.

The NHS and its partners face significant challenges, so our services are in high demand. The Strategy Unit covers all its costs through project funding which is driven by need and any surplus is recycled for public benefit. We host the Midlands Decision Support Network and the NHS-R Community (

For more information about our work including recent and current projects, please visit our website:

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Rachel Caswell Job title: Senior Healthcare Analyst Email address:

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