Senior Business Analyst

Harvey Nash
£47222 - £47722 per annum
13 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Harvey Nash is working in partnership with the University of Birmingham to recruit a Senior Business Analyst on a permanent basis as the result of significant investment into their IT Services Function.

With more than 7,000 staff and 32,000 students, the University of Birmingham was the first civic university in the UK. Their heritage as the original 'redbrick' is combined with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education. They have a clear vision for the future, ambitious leadership, world-class academic strengths, and a secure financial base.

The investment into IT Services is to enable the successful delivery of a range of initiatives across the organisation with a view to modernising technology, empowering innovation and providing an exceptional customer experience.

The Role

As part of a team of six reporting into the Business Analyst Manager, the role of Senior Business Analyst will be key in ensuring that the Business Analysis department delivers a high level of service across multiple projects and functions across the University. Working closely with the IT Business Partnering function, they will offer Business Analysis at an early stage to advise the University on an effective course of action. They will also investigate ideas and problems, formulate options for a way forward and produce business cases setting out their conclusions and recommendations.

To be successful, the Senior Business Analyst will proactively work to fully understand the Universities over-arching strategy and conduct their work with a view to supporting the strategy implementation and the achievement of business objectives. They will also introduce techniques that allow the business context to be the key foundation for understanding and evaluating all ideas, proposals, issues and problems put forward by the University.

The ideal candidate must have exposure to the following:

  • Proven experience as a Business Analyst with a strong desire to develop
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in all stages of Business Analysis, ie: strategy analysis, information search and investigation, business process mapping, requirements elicitation and management, benefits strategy and realisation
  • Experience of third party application implementations and software development projects.
  • Proactive approach to stakeholder management, driving forward collaboration for internal and third party relationships
  • Public and private sector experience with commercial knowledge considered, with any Higher Education sector experience being particularly advantageous

What's on offer

The University of Birmingham has a vision to become a leading global university - IT Services will provide the systems, process and fundamental infrastructure. People are at the centre of this strategy and joining will provide the opportunity to play a major role in this journey.

In return the University offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits including 32 days holidays per year and a significant pension offering. Situated in Edgbaston, the University campus has its own railway station and excellent commuter links. Access to the brand new sports and fitness centre, training and development opportunities and being situated in a beautiful campus of 276 acres of green parkland are also other benefits to the role and so there is a lot on offer.

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