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Senior Data Engineer

The Health Foundation
London (Central), London (Greater)
£63,248 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Senior Data Engineer

£63,248 per annum plus excellent benefits

Permanent contract  

Full time role and hybrid working with a minimum of 2 days in our London office. Part-time and job share working requests will be considered.

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.


This is an exciting role in the Data Analytics directorate, a team of around 25 staff. Data Analytics plays a core role in delivering the Foundation’s overall mission and strategy. We use cutting-edge approaches to provide insights about the health of the UK population, as well as health and care system performance.


The Improvement Analytics Unit (IAU) is a sub-team of 14 staff within Data Analytics. It is a unique partnership between NHS England and the Health Foundation. We evaluate innovative and complex initiatives in health care in order to support learning, improvement and policy development.


Our Senior Data Engineer will work within the Improvement Analytics Unit (IAU).  They will support our Assistant Director and Senior Analytical Managers to deliver an ambitious work programme, leading on data engineering, data management and information governance. The data landscape across health and social care is constantly changing, so this role will be a flexible and responsive one, keeping us close to the cutting edge of data science. This is a role where we’ll be investing in your skills and development - you’ll play a key role in delivering our projects.


Our Senior Data Engineer will lead on developing and implementing our data strategy, working with other data engineers and data managers across the Data Analytics Directorate to ensure our data strategy is aligned with the overarching data strategy for the wider directorate. They will explore new ways of working, working with new service providers and newly established Trusted Research Environments, and finding new sources of data that can provide the Health Foundation with improved insights.  They will empower our team of analysts and statisticians to deliver timely, robust analysis, and will ensure we’re able to work with very large datasets with both agility and efficiency.


To find out more about the role and what we are looking for, please read the job description.


To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement which addresses all the person specification criteria flagged as Essential. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered.   If you have any queries or require support with your application, please email us on

Application deadline:              23:59, Wednesday 26th June 2024

Interview date:                         Scheduled to take place mid-July 2024

Our commitment to you

We're committed to building an inclusive workplace that values diversity, which is why we encourage you to apply for our job even if you don't meet every requirement. We value professional and lived expertise and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage those from underrepresented and underserved groups in this field, such as people of colour, people from the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds to apply.


We encourage you to speak with us about your neuro-diversities, disabilities, long term medical conditions, chronic illness, mental health, wider health conditions and/or caring responsibilities etc. so we can work together on adjustments to make the recruitment process and work more accessible and enjoyable for you.  We offer flexible working as well as a range of excellent benefits.  Please contact us on so we can support should you wish to discuss this further.


We're dedicated to an inclusive hiring process, where every candidate has the chance to showcase their skills in a comfortable environment.


Our top priority is finding the best candidate, and you might just be the right fit. So, come apply to join our team and let's work towards building a diverse and authentic workplace together.






About Us

Health is our most precious asset. Good health and wellbeing enables us to live happy, fulfilling lives and frees us up to achieve our potential. It fuels our prosperity – a healthy and productive labour force is the engine that powers our economy. And it helps to build a stronger society by enabling us to play a full part in family life, make social connections and contribute to our communities. 

Our health is shaped by a range of factors including our early life, the work we do and the income we earn, the education we receive and the homes and places we live in. The health and care system should support good health and wellbeing by enabling everyone to access the high-quality treatment, care and support they need, when they need it.  

Yet, good health remains out of reach for too many people in the UK. Improvements in life expectancy have slowed. We compare poorly with other leading nations on some important aspects of our health, such as cancer and heart disease. Deep inequalities in health between our poorest and wealthiest communities have widened. Meanwhile, health and care services are under huge pressure and struggling to provide access to timely, high-quality care. 

It doesn’t have to be like this. By valuing our health as an asset, investing in health and care services and focusing on the wider factors that shape our health and drive inequalities, we can build a healthier nation.

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