Senior Business Analyst
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation with various locations across Scotland, is currently looking to recruit a Senior Business Analyst for an initial 12 month fixed-term contract on a salary of £45,786-£52,864/annum. This role will be a hybrid of working at home and in the office.
– To undertake the full range of business analysis activities across the organisation including requirements analysis and prioritisation, business process modelling, blueprinting, solution scoping and design, wire-framing, user acceptance test management, deployment/change management, benefits management, facilitate workshops, vendor and product evaluation
– Research wider ICT and Business developments to ensure solutions have incorporated changes in the environment external to the organisation
– Identify risks and put into place mitigating actions
– Plan and fully manage multiple and significant ICT and Organisation wide Business Analysis activities across the organisation through the full solutions lifecycle
– To develop rigorous business cases and conduct robust options appraisals for a diverse and complex range of projects which may vary in scale from small functional systems to large organisation-wide platforms
– Work under pressure and understand competing priorities from multiple areas of the business
– To elicit highly complex functional and non-functional requirements through a variety of methods and then use these to define appropriate solutions
– To use industry standard analytical tools and techniques to investigate and document the organisation
– To critically evaluate highly complex and diverse information gathered from a variety of different sources, reconcile conflicts and decompose high-level and highly complex information into detailed documentation
– To analyse business and technical situations by taking a holistic view of the organisation, encompassing processes, people, policies and systems whilst adhering to the organisation and wider governance
– To conduct highly detailed cost-benefit analysis of proposed business solutions using a range of techniques as appropriate, such as Return on Investment, Earned Value Analysis, Net Present Value and Total Cost of Ownership
– To collaborate closely with senior management to help define and develop optimal business solutions to support the organisation’s strategy
– To manage business relationships through effective stakeholder management, including internal and external partners
– Manage and plan medium sized projects including identification, allocation and management of resources required
– Be forward thinking and promote the organisation’s adoption of new digital processes and technologies in line with the Government’s Digital Strategy
– Lead ICT colleagues assigned to project and within operational functions to effectively manage business change to ensure the successful implementation of solutions through to benefits realisation
– To proactively contribute towards the continuous improvement of ICT
– To develop and review business analysis technical standards and frameworks
– To develop and maintain a range of performance measurement metrics when delivering business projects and systems
– In addition to standard business analysis documentation, such as specifications and business cases, the job holder will also produce reports, statistics, briefing papers and other documents as required
– Contributes to the ICT Management Team on an ad Hoc basis
– Provide guidance and mentoring to Business Analysts
– Provides Business Analysis, Project Management and leadership on projects
– Provides leadership to internal and external technical experts to ensure product is successfully developed, tested and realises business benefits
– Represents ICT and the organisation on key internal and external forums
– Managing allocated budgets while working with third parties
Essential Skills:
– Relevant degree level qualification or extensive experience in a similar role
– Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 Foundation certification
– Prince2 Practitioner or Agile PM Practitioner or equivalent
– Highly developed communication and inter-personal skills with ability to work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
– Extensive experience using industry standard business analysis techniques, such as structured systems analysis and design method (SSADM)
– Considerable experience in Stakeholder Management at all levels
– Strong problem-solving skills and ability to negotiate resolutions to problems when stakeholder views differ and manage and resolve conflict between stakeholders and within solution providers.
– Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and ability to produce robust project documentation
– Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.  
– Effectively plan and schedule their own work and the work of others for both medium and long-term work packages
– Self-motivated and ability to meet agreed deadlines to both service delivery and external factors
– Ability to make informed decisions and sell benefits to the organisation / stakeholders
– Ability to manage prolonged periods of focused mental effort under a considerable degree of work pressure
– Considerable experience of working across the entire solutions delivery lifecycle (or software development lifecycle)
– Excellent knowledge of cost-benefit analysis and financial analysis techniques
– Knowledge of benefits management methodologies
– At least 5 years’ experience of Business Analysis
Desirable Skills:
– Membership of a relevant professional body
– Diploma in Business Analysis
– Experience of using UML 2.0
– Knowledge of benefits management methodologies
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

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Senior Business Analyst
Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, Scotland
£45786 - £52864 per annum -

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