Project Manager Data & Analytics

Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation

Location London SE1 - hybrid working
Salary £50k - £55k
Team Impact on Urban Health
  • Closing: 9:00am, 3rd May 2022 BST

Job Description


Do you want to use data to help tackle the major health challenges facing London in the 21st Century?  

At Impact on Urban Health, we aim to be at the leading edge of philanthropic approaches. Crucial to this is using data and analytics to leverage our impact. We want to work with a broad range of data sets for genuine strategic and tactical insight. This role helps us to accelerate our capability in these fields.  

The Data Partnership Manager role will focus on strengthening the application of data insights – from identifying high priority data projects, through to helping us design partnerships with key stakeholders including external experts, practitioners and enterprises to working with our programmes team to draw insights from the data projects. 

We think it is possible to reduce health inequalities in inner-city areas. Our investments empower people to lead healthy lives in Lambeth and Southwark and demonstrate the power of a long-term approach to complex health issues. We improve health working jointly with Lambeth and Southwark residents, local and national government, community and private sector partners. By doing this, we aim to inspire others in the UK and abroad to create better health.  

Since 2017, we’ve taken a place-based approach to urban health. This means developing an understanding of how the local environment – such as the social context and economic factors – affect people’s health. We’re currently working to reduce childhood obesity, slow down people’s progression to multiple long-term conditions, and find innovative solutions to the health effects of air pollution

For some examples of how we use data, please check out our Urban Health Index, Mapping a way out of Childhood Obesity in the Financial Times, or how we tackle major health issues with Tableau


Job description  

We’re looking to recruit an individual with skills in building relationships, critical analysis and project management to join our Data and Analytics team. This opportunity will focus on strengthening the use of data and analytics by better integrating the use of external data into and analytical expertise into our urban health work, as well as finding opportunities to optimize use and value of our existing internal data and insight.   

Your work will be varied, rewarding and interacting with many different stakeholders. You will be encouraged to pitch and progress ideas for us to invest in and support in line with our strategy.   

You will have the freedom to work with everyone from the public, private, academic, and social sectors. Your data project portfolio will stretch from fast-paced projects that access key data to answer critical questions, to building long-term strategic partnerships with organisations that are tackling some of the world’s most complex health issues. 

You might be selecting high quality data projects to help us target our resources and pinpoint locations for our projects. For example, you may be partnering with companies in the retail or financial sector to understand links between purchasing behaviour and childhood obesity. Or you might be building partnerships with organisations that focus on location and transportation data, to help us understand the impact of air pollution on health. 

You will be assisted by the Data and Analytics Director to assemble and lead a portfolio of projects. Because we are a small organisational team, we collaborate across functions and work closely together. So, if you enjoy variety and pace, this job will offer you exposure to a breadth of health issues and to all parts of the organisation.  

The role sits within the Data and Analytics Team, and reports to the Data and Analytics Director. It will work closely with teams across the office in particular Programmes, Communications and Impact Measurement.  



• Build a pipeline of partnership opportunities: ensure we are scanning the data and analytics horizon and lining up future work for the coming 1 to 2 years by sourcing, originating and co-designing future data and analytics projects with partners. You hone ideas by advising partners on a project’s strategy fit, risk, budget, complexity, impact potential and ability to be evaluated.  

• Lead on a portfolio of projects: be the go-to person for partners who deliver live data projects. Problem-solve, advise and manage a portfolio of active data funding contracts, enabling Impact on Urban Health to deliver frontline data-led impact on time and to budget.  

• Advise on responsible data management: provide support in identifying and ensuring best practices of data management, including privacy and compliance, in accordance with all relevant regulations and best practices 

• Manage a budget and investment decisions: enable us to make quality, high impact decisions by presenting investment cases (including aim and strategic fit, due diligence, project plan, evaluation and governance) to Impact on Urban Health for support.   

• Co-own successful delivery of data projects: collaborate with colleagues who support programme success by delivering high quality research and evaluation, communication of insights, policy engagement, tailored investment mechanisms and grant management. 

• Be our ambassador: represent Impact on Urban Health with partners, manage and nurture external relationships, contribute to refining and evolving the data strategy of our programmes, and deliver thought leadership and influencing work aligned to our goals. 

Person specification 

Experience (essential) 

  • A track record of independently managing a portfolio of inter-related projects  

  • Experience of building partnerships that involve a variety of people and organisations 

  • Proven experience in expressing complex ideas in a concise, credible, and articulate manner for a wide range of stakeholders 

  • Clear strategic thinker – able to segment complex problems into constituent pieces, pair with meaningful data and work back up to provide holistic solutions 

Experience (desirable) 

  • Experience in programme / strategy development – particularly around solving complex social problems 

  • Experience taking data or analytics projects from design to delivery to completion on time and on budget 

  • Experience of supporting products or services to go to market  

  • A track record of using data and evidence to form strategic insight and solutions in complex areas  

  • Experience of developing project budget forecasts. 


Skills, abilities and attributes 

• Self-reliant and resilient – enjoys freedom to create, manages uncertainty and navigates changing environments 

• Clear strategic thinker – can critically appraise projects’ merit and link into wider programme and organisational strategy with ease 

• People person and relationship manager – who enjoys building and nurturing networks and uses strong interpersonal skills to motivate others 

• Excellent communicator – ability to cut through complexity and communicate concisely and in plain English to a broad range of audiences in written and verbal form 

• Ambitious and determined individual – setting high standards and working hard to achieve them  

• Efficient multi-tasker – able to manage a complex range of projects and competing priorities  

• Influencer – persuasive in situations without direct levers to pull  



Enterprising - looks at things from different angles, with willingness to experiment and test 

Collaborative - gives time and attention to people and ideas, and motivates others 

Delivery minded - is willing to get stuck in and takes ownership for results. 


Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Tue 3rd May 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Tue 3rd May 2022