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£42k - £45k (Pro rata) + excellent benefits
FTC 6 Months - extensions likely
One of IT Bods leading clients is a highly ranked global university based in the North of England. They are urgently recruiting a Business Analyst to undertake the initial phase of a piece of work to consult on the requirements of the proposed digital service for existing users.
One of the key deliverables of this initial phase of the project will be to articulate and quantify the anticipated benefits from the development of a one-stop portal for capturing and supporting the entire journey based on the core components incorporating existing systems and to ensure alignment with the project.
Manage the needs of the business analysts including assist the team to effectively determine project requirements by extracting them from relevant plans / policies / targets /procedures, as well as from current and potential future users, through interaction and research.
Communicate and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders and governance bodies including prioritising requirements and the negotiation of schedule and deliverables
Determine appropriate questioning techniques to gather information at the right level of detail and scope to represent all the stakeholder's needs, and the ability to ask questions that lead to an understanding of the business need.
Utilise facilitation skills for meeting management and requirements workshop planning and management.
Monitor feedback from stakeholders and partners and to highlight areas for action/improvement
Develop, define and refine and required systems and/or processes that are required to ensure effective business analysis.
Mapping of business processes to represent current and future desired outcomes.
Utilise facilitation skills for meeting management and workshop planning and management.
Identify risks, benefits and costs of introducing new or updating current business process(es).
Identify potential platform solutions, compare their relevant strengths and weaknesses.
To be a champion for creative and new thinking and innovative working practices
Essential Skills & Experience
Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or work experience in a relevant area
Experience of working effectively as a Business Analyst in a software development team
Strong experience of working effectively with technical and non-technical users and of communicating technical information appropriately to a non-technical audience
The ability to present information in an accurate and appropriate format and to convey an appropriate
Must have exceptional written communication skills and ability to communicate with your targeted audience
Able to solve complex problems outside their own team
Able to influence, mediate and resolve complex situations and conflicts and work effectively with senior stakeholders
Results driven, with a commitment to excellence and high standards.
Well-developed organisational skills, with experience of managing large portfolios of work
Ability to work with a high level of challenge and contribution to new ideas development, nurturing new ideas and inspiring creativity in others
Must be a strategic thinker and highly creative, generating new innovative ideas
Must possess team spirit, encouraging, inspiring work colleagues
Adapts and responds well to change, manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks
Demonstrable experience of recognising trends and driving developments with a 6 to 12-month timeframe in line with strategic prioritiesIf you are interested in hearing more about the FTC Business Analyst role offering up to £45k (FTC Pro Rata) + excellent benefits, please click on the link to apply