Business Analyst – 9-12 months FTC

25 March 2024
Central London, United Kingdom
Job Type


An experienced Business Analyst is sought by a company that plays a key role in influencing education policies. The largest of its kind in the UK, this company is driven by its commitment to making education a great industry to work in.

This role is full time, on a fixed term contract for 9-12 months.

The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Information Systems, as Interim Business Analyst you will support the delivery of cost-effective and robust IT solutions by translating the business needs, recommending appropriate solutions and ensuring that products or services are fit for purpose.

Your duties will include:

  • Support the implementation of systems solution in all stages from the business needs requirement gather stage through to implementation of the solution and benefits realisation
  • Prepare detailed business requirements for technology based support systems or services
  • Lead and coordinate requirement gathering workshops, user groups; facilitating effective engagement with project owners, project participants, senior management and suppliers
  • Work closely with IS team and internal stakeholders to gather, define, analyse and document business and functional requirements, and to research potential solutions which support and improve business applications
  • Plan and monitor project, identifying risks and issues on existing and future system development and integration projects
  • Assess business systems, services or processes for defects, gaps or potential areas for improvement and recommend solutions
  • Work closely with the Data Protection Officer ensuring new systems comply with GDPR requirements (DPIAs)
  • Involved in relevant system communities, keeping on top of the latest tools, improvements, ideas and issues

The successful Business Analyst will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree or recognised Business Analyst certification/training (or substantial recent and relevant experience in a similar role)
  • Strong business analysis skills
  • Experience of working on system development and integration projects, with good understanding of system development lifecycle
  • Experience in using data mapping tools and/or tools to document functional and user requirements templates
  • Experience of business process mapping and change management
  • Experience of formulating well-focused reports and presenting them with clarity
  • Experience of change management
  • Ability to prepare requirements for tender specifications documents and contracts
  • Experience of working in a complex organisation implementing systems to support change and deliver efficiency
  • Experience of gathering, agreeing and documenting requirements with users
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to support the change process necessary to implement a new or changed technology, system or application
  • Ability to think innovatively within agreed parameters to resolve problems and devise new solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing skills and active listening skills with ability to question and extract key information
  • Experience of establishing and managing effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience of successfully delivering to agreed objectives and priorities within a project
  • Ability to plan, set goals and prioritise workload to meet agreed objectives
  • Ability to produce focussed and accessible documents, e.g. technical documentation and reports, guidance documentation
  • Experience of managing third party suppliers successfully to fulfil requirements
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office Suite and good working knowledge of computerised systems


  • £59,326 salary
  • £1,308 in daily lunch allowance vouchers (non-pensionable)
  • 43 days including bank holidays
  • 4 days additional leave over Christmas period
  • 2 days remote per week, depending on business needs (may occasionally be 1 day per week)


Business Analyst – Fixed Term Contract 9-12 Months

Central London

£59,326 + 1,308 lunch allowance + benefits

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