Senior Business Analyst

United Kingdom, United Kingdom
GBP 47,549.00 - 60,188.00 per year
10 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
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Senior Business Analyst (3998855)
£47,549 - £60,188 + Industry Leading Pension + Benefits
Job Location
-- United Kingdom
Job Type
10 June 2021
Closing date
21 Jun 2021 23:59

Senior Business Analysts are required to ensure delivery of widespread digital change in one of the UK's largest major Government Departments
Your new company
The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) is a major UK Government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment. From the food we eat and the air we breathe, to the water we drink, Defra plays a vital role in people's everyday life. We work tirelessly to sustain a thriving rural economy and together we drive the success of our world-leading food and farming industry. Defra's Digital Data and Technology Services (DDTS) function are currently undertaking significant change across our enterprise and embracing Digital Services as a platform for continued transformation. As such, we require Senior Business Analysts to join us at this exciting time and facilitate change programmes unseen in the private sector.
Your new role
You will be offered the chance to work on a wide range of high-profile digital services, including public facing, collaborating with senior stakeholders and departments to understand business needs, elicit requirements, identify opportunities for change, undertake business process improvement and deliver solutions. You will act as the conduit between our user population and project teams, leading and undertaking business analysis for large and complex IT-enabled business change projects and programmes, giving thought to vision and scope, people, processes, user requirements, data and IT. Working alongside other specialists, this is an opportunity to really shape our IT practice and to revolutionise how people in the UK understand, interact with and manage our natural environment.
What you'll need to succeed
Your track record of conducting business analysis in Agile digital delivery, on major business ICT change projects / programmes, improving business processes and influencing diverse stakeholder communities will lead to your success. You will have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, able to bring clarity to business problems and shape business solutions. You will be adept at presenting complex information in a tailored format, allowing you to communicate key findings and put forward recommendations to the wider organisation. Key to your success are your natural communication skills and collaborative approach to teamwork.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Communication and influencing
  • Working together

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Business Analysis
  • Requirements Definition & Management
  • Business Process Improvements
  • Agile Working

What you'll get in return
Defra supports flexible working, and the opportunity for blended working from home and an office. Our Business Analysis hubs are Bristol, Warrington and York but we'll consider Birmingham, Reading and Crewe applications. Our people work flexibly, remotely, from different offices and from home. You'll join Defra at an exciting time within a collaborative team which is involved in all of Defra's technical initiatives.
Our exceptional benefits package includes 25 days of annual leave (rising, over 5 years, to 30 days) + 9 bank holidays, flexible working, a significant pension contribution of 20%+, flexi-benefits and mentoring and personal and professional development opportunities.
What you need to do now
For a confidential discussion and for more information please click 'apply' to submit your CV.

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