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Lead Business Analyst

Job Title: Lead Business Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Croydon, Surrey
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: Sept/Oct 2019
Duration: 12 Months
REF: 15756/002_1561126215
Contact Name: Sarah Donohoe-Denton
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

I am looking for an exceptional Home Office Lead Business Analyst to plan and manage multiple business analysis and design workstreams for a large digital programme, delivering a new digital case-working platform across multiple business areas in the Home Office.

The role will last up to one year and you will be based in Croydon, with some occasional travel to other parts of the UK required.

This role is not expected to start until September/October 2019.

You must have previous government experience, preferably Home Office and have existing SC clearance.

The role

  • Lead the Programme's Business Analysis and Architecture (BAA) team through discovery activities for a large digital programme and peripheral projects.

  • Represent the programme to senior stakeholders across multiple business areas /boards.
    work to resolve design questions and identify solutions.

  • Organise/chair weekly Steering Group.

  • Maintain/manage Programme Discovery plan.

  • Track/report on Discovery KPI's, duration/variance against plan.

  • Assure pre-discovery activities.

  • Schedule BA's on projects/manage resourcing activities.

  • Manage/highlight design risks/issues at Delivery board.

  • Present regular updates at IPT Programme Board, own actions on business design.

  • Highlight/facilitate management of dependencies.

  • Quality assure BA/Design products.

  • Develop/maintain high BA and Design standards.

  • Organise retrospectives, knowledge transfer sessions etc.

Essential skills and experience

  • Demonstrable experience of successfully leading a multi-disciplinary design team, or business analysis team, on a high-profile large scale digital programme with a wide range of stakeholder groups

  • Must hold at least one of the following professional Business Analysis qualifications: IIBA Level 3 - CBAP; BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis; BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

  • Proven success at establishing and developing high standards of business analysis and design artefacts e.g. BPMN Process Maps, Use Cases, UI Designs etc.

  • Must hold relevant qualifications in Agile methodologies and have extensive practical experience of working in /leading Agile requirements work for large scale Agile delivery initiatives, with good knowledge/experience of SAFe.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, ability to work effectively with senior stakeholders to secure consensus to resolve design issues. Strong workshop facilitation skills, ability to develop business/domain knowledge quickly.

  • Ability to evaluate information and present it in the optimal way to ensure it is easily understood by the target audience, enabling prompt and informed design or governance decisions.

  • Ability to think creatively and articulate innovative ideas to solving complex business problems. Proven ability to work collaboratively at pace within a high-profile pressurised delivery environment

  • The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge/experience of designing solutions compliant with GDS service standards.

If you possess the required skills and experience, please send your CV for immediate consideration.