Business Analyst
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Business Analyst for an initial 9 month contract on a rate of £450-£500/day (Inside IR35). This client has a hybrid working policy (minimum of 1 office day per month in Edinburgh).
– Responsible for stakeholder engagement to elicit complex information from stakeholders and interpret it to extract information relevant to the project. Managing engagement with business areas and ensuring that information is delivered in a way to encourage understanding, agreement and co-operation.
– Collaborating with various stakeholders to find solutions, whilst managing expectations.
– To identify current processes and where improvement and efficiencies to systems can be made.  Responsible for the gathering, identifying and documenting business requirements.
– To help lead the business analysis activities including analysing of current data sets, conducting research, and mapping of processes,
– To lead on specific strands of the project as agreed providing both associated project management and business analysis as required.
– Analysis of business requirements, organising into related categories and translating into technical requirements.  Providing a clear vision and communication method to share this information with stakeholders across the organisation to that it is unambiguous and complete.
– Ability to create visual diagrams including Use Case diagrams, mock-ups and wireframes.
– Applying techniques to establish and analyse the current state and future state of people, processes, and technology. 
– Responsible for ensuring the documented functional and non-functional requirements including quality attributes, usability, security, reliability, performance, availability, and scalability are understood by the new supplier.
– Working closely with the technical and business areas of the business and interacting directly with the Project Manager and Business Change Analyst / Assistant Project Manager.
– To play a key role in making sure that everyone understands the requirements of the business.
– To understand how the functional needs relate to the overall objectives of the project.
– To engage with new solution supplier to ensure business requirements are documented and delivered.
Essential Skills:
– Business Analysis qualification or Prince 2 Project Management qualification or related field or experience
– Substantial experience as a business systems software analyst role
– Ability to organise and analyse large volumes of information with accuracy
– Ability to process complex and sometimes conflicting information and to communicate this verbally and in writing in an accessible way 
– Experience of improving business processes and actively encourage cultural change where business processes can be improved or automated
– Good working knowledge of complex information and case management systems
– Sound knowledge of issues relating to information security and Data Protection
– Ability to communicate (written and verbal) and presentation skills
– Ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels
– Proven ability to listen to stakeholder needs and critically consider those needs whilst asking probing questions.
– Ability to analyse complex information and negotiate and mediate to improve and streamline processes and help the project reach it objectives.
– Ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels
Desirable Skills:
– Project management experience
– Experience of public sector procurement processes and evaluation process
– An appropriate postgraduate qualification in an IT, Business (e.g. MBA) or other technical / management discipline,
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

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Business Analyst
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
£450 - £500 per day -

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