Business Analyst

17.00 - 20.00 GBP Hourly
19 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has a vacancy for Business Analyst, details as follows

Purpose of The Role

To be part of an in-house transformation and change capability, providing organisational learning, capability, resilience and value for money (VfM). To contribute to corporate outcomes through the successful delivery of corporate projects.

To assist and support Project Managers and Senior Responsible Officers (SRO) in determining business change requirements through the use of methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of business functions, including the definition of requirements for improving them; the creation of accurate, viable and complete specifications, and liaison with other support areas in the design and development of business solutions.

To liaise with Senior Managers, Programme and Project Managers and other internal and external specialist project stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities

Undertake feasibility studies which investigate the causes and impact of service business problems (high spend, high demand, inefficiencies), service data, identify options and, in collaboration with appropriate specialists, consider the viability and associated risks of the possible solutions from legal, organisational, technical, I.T. systems and economic perspectives.

Understand and evaluate all aspects of the Project SRO and stakeholders' requirements by assessing, documenting and ensuring compliance with relevant governance/approvals proceses. Proactively identify fit for purpose business solutions that deliver sustainable benefits and support Project Managers in the definition, planning and justification (in business terms) of projects to develop/implement these solutions.

Analyse service business requirements and service processes at a high level in order to justify the commitment of resources to a project through the development of a business case which sets out options and recommends a preferred solution, in line with the standard process for project approval.

Analyse and document existing service business processes and use of staffing, ICT, accommodation and equipment resources at a detailed level, in order to identify good working practices, to challenge inefficient processes and control weaknesses, and to identify opportunities for improvement and threats to the successful implementation of business change. Produce specifications ensuring the Council's organisation design principles are adhered to and maintained.

Analyse and document benefits expected from, and risks associated with, a proposed
solution, and to collaborate with appropriate specialists to carry out investment planning and financial modelling as part of a cost benefit analysis and outline implementation plan, using pre-defined project management methodologies..

Lead business users within impacted service areas and client organisations in enabling them to specify the outcomes required from processes, information flows, I.T. systems and post roles that will meet their requirements and which address the underlying issues. Effectively organise, prepare and facilitate meetings, walkthroughs, workshops and presentations for a wide variety of audiences to achieve project objectives.

Investigate and model business functions across all dimensions; including business processes, roles, information flows and application systems, taking account of business volumes and future flexibility in order to re-engineer and/or design new business processes and service delivery mechanisms, in order to evaluate options and specify requirements for the proposed business improvements.

Support and facilitate the planning and management for the realisation of benefits. This will include establishing cross organisational relationships with impacted teams to accept and embed the new ways of working.

Identify and escalate as appropriate, relevant risks, issues, assumptions, dependencies and requirements to ensure the project progresses and quality products are delivered in a timely manner and within budget. Adopt the agreed project management methodology approach to risk and issue management.

Undertake benchmarking and research to identify best pratice for the relevant topic/service and use this to influence stakeholders in the consideration of alternative delivery models .

Access to extremely confidential corporate and commercially sensitive information, including individuals, public and private individuals, bid information, service areas, strategic and policy development

Knowledge Requirement

Able to demonstrate experience and skills in the capture, analysis and documentation of requirements for business change solutions.
Able to demonstrate experience of business process analysis including use of process mapping and task analysis techniques and tools, e.g. Visio, Protos, Casewise, Popkin.
Able to demonstrate experience of business process/services reengineering and design including process testing and user acceptance testing.
Able to demonstrate experience of supporting business change through the application of a range of business analysis techniques.
Able to demonstrate experience of supporting the development of business cases and able to carry out cost benefit analysis and risk analysis.
Uses a range of specialist ICT systems across own work area and or across other areas of work.
Uses, interprets, analyses and communicates complex information from a variety of sources.Relevant Experience

3 years experience of operating at a similar level within a large multifunctional organisation, and in a service area relevant to the specific post.
3 years experience of facilitating work groups, implementing change and programme and project management experience.Professional Qualifications

Bachelors Degree, NVQ 4, postgraduate qualifications, or equivalent level or professional qualification in a relevant discipline or proven relevant experience of supporting business change.
A formal Business Analyst qualification e.g. BCS certification or significant Business Analyst experience amounting to the equivalent of 3 years.If you have the relevant experience and qualifications to fulfill this role please submit your CV ASAP

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