Business Analyst




Anita Dale




IT & Telecommunications


Lunch allowance, 35 days holiday, closure over Xmas, childcare vouchers, contributory pension

Start Date

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 an 18-month fixed term contract.

The Role:

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

  • Support the implementation of systems solution in all stages from the business requirement-gathering stage though to implementation of 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 stakeholders to gather, define, analyse and document business and functional requirements.
  • Research potential solutions alongside the IS team and business units that support and improve business applications.
  • Plan and monitor project, identifying risks and issues on existing and future systems 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 (‘data protection impact assessments’)
  • 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 BA certification/training (or substantial recent and relevant experience in a similar role)
  • Experience in using data mapping tools and/or tools to document functional and user requirements templates
  • Experience of establishing and managing effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experience of change management
  • Ability to plan, set goals and prioritise workload to meet agreed objectives
  • Experience of gathering, agreeing and documenting requirements with users
  • Experience of working on system development and integration projects, with good understanding of system development lifecycle
  • Experience of business process mapping and change management
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to support the change process necessary to implement a new or changed technology, system or application
  • Experience of working in a complex organisation implementing systems to support change and deliver efficiency
  • Ability to think innovatively within agreed parameters to resolve problems and devise new solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing, writing and presenting reports, and preparing requirements for tender specifications documents and contracts.
  • Experience of managing third party suppliers successfully to fulfil requirements;

Benefits Package:

  • £48,603 salary
  • £1,005 lunch allowance
  • 35 days holiday allowance + bank holidays
  • 4 days closure over Christmas period
  • Annual season ticket loan scheme
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Salary sacrifice scheme

Business Analyst

Central London

£48,603 + lunch allowance + benefits


Central London




United Kingdom


41000 - 50000

Job Type:



Full Time

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