Business Analyst (KTP Associate)

Business Analyst (KTP Associate)

Join our award-winning
team, taking social prescribing
to the next level

Who we are

Elemental is an award-winning Tech For Good company that is bridging the gap between health, housing, local government, and the community via their portfolio of digital social prescribing products and consultancy services, designed to support the strategy and practice of self-care and independence and community resilience. 

Former community development workers, Jennifer Neff and Leeann Monk, developed Elemental to halt health inequalities by connecting people, building communities, and improving lives. They have played a major role in the uptake and adoption of the social prescribing movement that has seen communities gain better access to programmes, services, and support in their local neighbourhoods that improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

“Social prescribing, sometimes referred to as community referral, is a means of enabling GPs, nurses, and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services” – The King’s Fund.

Business Analyst (KTP Associate)

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Computing and Systems Development, Data Systems Analysis or Business Management Graduate to fast-track their career development as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate with ‘In Your Element Limited’ (Trading as Elemental Software). Elemental Software are an exceptionally ambitious award-winning Tech for Good company, helping organisations in the UK and Ireland enhance the uptake and impact of social prescribing programmes via their digital platform Elemental Core, a cloud-based transactional workflow system that dynamically connects the primary stakeholders in the Social Prescribing model.


This post is a dynamic role looking to embed capability and knowledge to support the development of a ‘Social Prescribing Population Health Management’ (SPPH) Tool, expanding Elemental Software’s analytical functionality, improving data integration and interpretation to generate robust evidence for community models of care.


Our vision for this KTP project is to inform the development of an innovative data management tool by bringing together meaningful outcome data on population based early intervention, through Social Prescribing, in order to identify and target local health inequalities and improve health across groups, communities and regions; and which will support population health management for care commissioners. The KTP Associate will be primarily based within the Product Team and work closely with the development team, sales team, and wider stakeholders to learn and document requirements, contribute findings to user manuals, and ensure that any new technical requirements are properly integrated with existing processes.


As the social model of health gains significant momentum, housing associations, prisons and the local authorities are showing an interest in adopting this model of care; to facilitate population health management. To meet this need you must gain a thorough understanding of what data to link/combine; health behaviours and lifestyles, health status, welfare, housing and fuel poverty, alongside the availability of services to determine social, economic, and cost-effective intelligence.


The successful candidate will undertake an 18-month collaborative project between Elemental Software and the University of Salford (School of Health & Society). Based in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, you will be supported by the staff from the company and an academic team from the University of Salford whilst undertaking research work. The post holder from their involvement in this programme will also gain a deeper understanding of research and development in turning an idea into commercial reality.


The successful candidate will receive extensive practical and formal training, gain highly desirable specialist business skills, broaden knowledge and expertise within an industrially relevant project, and gain valuable experience from their commercial and academic mentors. The KTP Associate will benefit from a dedicated Personal Development Budget and will have the opportunity to register free of charge for a higher degree qualification.

What the role will involve?

The Associate will take on the challenging task of running this 18-month program of research and implementation as the Project Manager. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to become a key player within a business, together with an awareness of strategic and operational decision-making processes.

The key objectives for this KTP Project are as below:

  1. Company analysis, market research and scientific review

  2. Map existing data, systems, processes and outputs

  3. Understanding the data output needs of a predictive social prescribing population health tool

  4. Create new systems for data extraction and interrogation

  5. Identify and examine different sector IT system integration and solutions

  6. Data analytics, data integration testing and user feedback

  7. Although based in the Product Team, work closely with the Development Team and Sales Team

  8. Project Review, Dissemination and Evaluation

This Job Description is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your Contract of Employment.


●  A minimum 2.1 BEng or BSc in Computing, Data systems analysis and software development.

● Masters qualification in related subject (Desirable)


●  Experience of data analysis

●  Experience of multi-level analytics and data display systems

●  Experience of project management and project report writing

●  A good understanding of research design methods, and undertaking research data collection (i.e. focus groups and interviews) and thematic analysis.

●  Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to elicit information

●  A high level of personal motivation and self-directed management of goals and objectives.

● Inquisitive, curious and critical with a methodical approach to resolving novel problems and challenges.

● The ability to lead staff at all levels through a programme of change, and be able to manage and prioritise time will be desirable

● The ability to be assertive and to drive the project forward is essential as is the ability to undertake multiple tasks and to work individually and as part of a small team.

Desirable Criteria:

●  Experience of system architecture across voluntary and care organisations

●  A good understanding of machine learning methods and the interfaces needed to embed analytic algorithms to combine human and artificial intelligence workflows.

●  Computational skills such as MATLAB, high-level language specially designed for dealing with matrices, making it particularly suited for programming the finite element method (FEM).

●  Technical experience or working knowledge of data systems in the NHS (such as System one, Vision and EMIS)



To adhere to Elemental policy and practice.  

To carry out any other duties within reason and capability associated with this role.


£25,769 – £29,847 pro rata, per annum


If you think you’ve got what it takes and you’re up for the challenge please register here and submit your application.

Closing date: 6th May, 2021