Senior Business Analyst

New contract opportunity for a Senior Business Analyst with Higher Education experience
Senior Business Analyst contract vacancy in Birmingham (hybrid working)
3 month contract (within scope of IR35) £410 per day

Hays Technology are working in partnership with a large education establishment to recruit a Senior Business Analyst on a temporary basis.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, and organisation change.

Our client is seeking a candidate with Higher Education experience to capture the requirement for a potential replacement of a student and staff portal. The role will involve engaging with students as the customer as phase one of the discovery project. If you do not have Higher Education experience, you need not apply.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

• Identifies specific measures and mechanisms by which benefits can be delivered and monitored, and plans to activate these mechanisms at the required time. Recognises issues that may help or hinder the change and works with others to tackle them.
• Monitors outcomes against what was predicted in the business case, and ensures that all participants are informed and involved throughout the change and fully prepared to exploit the new operational business environment once it is in place.
• Takes responsibility for investigative work to determine business opportunities, and specify effective business processes. Specifies their implementation through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, organisation and equipment. Applies and monitors the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards in an intelligent and effective way.
• Co-operates with senior client and IT staff as required, conducting investigations at a high level for strategy studies, requirements specifications and feasibility studies. Maintains technical awareness at a level where alternatives can be analysed, modelled and classified according to technical feasibility and non-functional characteristics. Ensures that views of all parties are considered, verified and validated within the stakeholder community. Ensures appropriate prioritisation is applied to meet business objectives.
• Utilises business experience and skills to assess and advise on the practicability of alternatives, marrying up technical limitations with operational realities.
• Takes responsibility as needed for the detailed specification and modelling of recommended solutions using resources, standards, methods and tools as required.

In order to apply, you must have the following skills and experience:

• Hold Chartered IT Professional Status (CITP) awarded by BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT or equivalent experience.
• Previous experience in a Senior Business Analyst role.
• Higher Education experience is essential.
• Experience of tools and techniques (manual or automated) which can be used to document an understanding of the structure, relationships and use of information within an organisation.
• Experience of performing a proof of concept or prototyping exercise to demonstrate or evaluate the feasibility and potential benefits of applying a particular technology, product or toolset to meet a business need.
• Knowledge and experience in the selection and application of information gathering methods, tools and techniques which are appropriate to the information required and the sources available.
• Experience of preparing and presenting business cases, invitations to tender and statements of requirements both orally and in writing.
• Awareness of identifying project key stakeholders and undertaking assessments of their interests in the project to determine the way(s) in which these interests should be considered throughout the project lifecycle.

If you have the relevant experience and would like to apply, please submit your CV.

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Technology & Internet Services
Projects & Change Management
Depends on experience

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Talk to Daney Bowen, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Birmingham
3rd Floor, One Colmore Square

Telephone: 0121 230 1455

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