Assistant Director of Planning & Allocation

  • Job Reference: 00073276-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £350 to £400 Per Day
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Assistant Director of Planning & Allocation and Population Insights | NHS | Band 8d remote working to March 2023

The Information Cell is currently supporting delivery of the largest scale vaccination programme in NHS history. Effective use of data and technology has been fundamental for ensuring the success of the programme. Using the NHS COVID-19 data integration platform that brought together disparate real-time data, the Information Cell developed analytical tools to support strategic planning and operational decision making aimed at a wide range of stakeholders, from national leadership to site managers and local authorities. The models we build and the information and analysis we provide drive strategic decisions, with outputs routinely being seen by the programme SRO, the CEO, the Secretary of State, and the Prime Minister.

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Director (8d) responsible for overseeing the Planning & Allocation and the Population Insights teams. You will need to be confident in your data analytics & modelling abilities and be able to lead others, communicate with both technical and lay audiences, including at the most senior levels, and be able to work in a fast-moving environment, while maintaining professional standards



Advise and provide expert input on the scoping, design, and build of a portfolio of high-quality analytical and modelling projects across the Planning and Allocation and Population Insights teams to inform and improve decision making across the Programme. Comfortable in dealing with complex, ambiguous problems and working with a range of data sets and situations often requiring detailed analysis and interpretation making decisions on the most appropriate approach.
Oversee the medium/long-term delivery of a range of ongoing projects, including resource planning and allocation of work within individual project teams, setting targets and milestones, managing multiple (sometimes conflicting) priorities, identifying and managing project risks, delivering high quality outputs under tight deadlines.
Drive the procurement, design, and delivery of the work of external contractors (including scoping ITT's, managing procurement processes, and overseeing projects that involve multidisciplinary team of both NHS staff and external contractors).
Oversee and critically evaluate the quality assurance process for key models and deliverables, including business critical model documentation. Ensure that quality assurance and progress of deliverables meets the HMT Aqua Book standards.

Financial and Physical Resources

Support the Modelling & Statistics Deputy Director in planning team resources, monitoring progress against budget and supporting the development of plans to re-prioritise resources to deliver against financial plans.
Develop business cases for procuring external services (e.g. for specialist software development and coding skills). Ensuring these represent best value for money.For further information please contact Maria Edwards on (phone number removed) or

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