Senior Business Analyst
University Change Team
Location: Joseph Priestley Building
Salary: £41,093 to £44,666 per annum
Posted On: Tuesday 01 November 2022
Closing Date: Sunday 20 November 2022
Interview Date: Tuesday 06 December 2022
Are you a Business Analyst looking to progress your career in a complex organisation where you can be involved in a range of transformation activity? The Transformation Team is at the heart of the University transformational change agenda. We oversee and deliver a focused change portfolio that contributes to BCU’s strategic goals, and support colleagues to develop their capability to deliver change.
Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to work right in the heart of the city. The University is currently delivering an ambitious roadmap of transformational projects and this role will work centrally across well-established teams to help us deliver business improvements.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Business Analyst to support the Transformation Team in reviewing and enhancing University systems and processes to drive efficiencies and achieve excellent user experience. In this role you will collaborate with colleagues at all levels across the University to gather requirements, support project analysis, and undertake functional and process reviews to enhance our operating model and drive efficiencies and effectiveness.
With a degree or relevant professional qualification, you will have strong people and communication skills, experience of running workshops to review business processes, undertaking analysis, designing processes, and managing process review work packages within projects.
Essential skills and experience
- Degree or relevant professional qualification such as Business Analysis Diploma.
- Experience of using techniques which help in modelling and understanding a business and its operation.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The ability to innovate.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- A high degree of organisational ability.
In return we offer a generous pension and annual leave provision. We also operate a hybrid working model that allows staff to combine on-site and remote working where appropriate, dependent on work duties. We also provide access to excellent facilities on campus, including supportive family friendly policies.
At Birmingham City University we aim to be the University for Birmingham and to enable our students to transform their lives and to achieve their potential. Through our education and research, and the roles our graduates go on to play in the world, we not only support individuals to transform their lives, but we also play a part in transforming society.
With over 26,900 students from around 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.
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It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
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