Business Analyst

Newport, Shropshire or Keele, Newcastle Under Lyme.
Grade 7: Starting salary £33,199 per annum
12 Dec 2018
13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Harper & Keele

Veterinary School

Directorate of Student and Academic Services

Business Analyst

Grade 7: Starting salary £33,199 per annum (fixed term for 2 years)

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £150 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

Harper Adams has more than 4,500 students, with generally just over half on campus in the Shropshire countryside at any one time. Situated on a single campus in rural and scenic Shropshire, the University, and its surrounding area, provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike, yet the University campus is only one hour from the city of Birmingham.  Further information can be found at:

Harper Adams University and Keele University have confirmed plans to open a Joint Veterinary School, which is due to take its first cohort of students in September 2020. This is a significant development for both universities and a project team is being established to manage the implementation of this joint school.  The Business Analyst (Harper and Keele Veterinary School) is a new post and offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to perform a key role in undertaking detailed analysis of the business processes that underpin the management of student records across the student lifecycle at each university.  This will include the identification of commonality and differences in the processes used at these institutions and recommending solutions to ensure successful business integration.

You will be qualified to degree level or have equivalent experience in an analytical discipline. You will have a sound knowledge of business analysis methodologies and be adept at shaping these to meet the needs of a programme of work. You will also need to be able to understand existing technologies and how current and proposed processes will work with those systems. This will involve working with developers and key stakeholders from both institutions to align the process and the technology.  Excellent interpersonal skills are also essential in order to be successful in this role, as you will be working with and communicating across a wide range of stakeholders within both universities.

The role will require work at both Keele University campus near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire and at Harper Adams University campus near Newport, Shropshire. Depending upon the work package being undertaken, the successful candidate can be based at either location.

For informal enquiries, please contact Laurence Fuller, Head of Student Records and Examinations at Keele University on 01782 734007 or or John Melia, Deputy Academic Registrar at Harper Adams University on 01952 815223 or

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

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Closing date for applications: 13 January 2019.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Interviews will be held on: 25 January 2019.

Post Ref: KU00000986

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