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Business Analyst

Reporting to: Head of Analysis and Design
Team: Corporate Services
Contract type: 12 months fixed term
Salary: £39,390 to £52,289 per annum dependent on skills and experience, with access to performance related pay, bonus and civil service pension scheme
Location: Brighton
Closing date: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Job ref: 73394

TPR grade: 8

About us

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is responsible for protecting workplace pensions in the UK. We work with employers and those running pensions to help people save safely for their retirement.

We have a fantastic office located in the heart of Brighton that is a short distance from the train station, shops and the sea.

We put our 700+ employees first by supporting flexible working and offering a diverse, lively and inclusive environment. This includes LGBT+ Network (PROUD), Women’s Network, BAME Network (ME) and a Disability Network, which offer supportive spaces to connect with like-minded individuals.

We are committed to making TPR a great place to work. We do all we can to support our people reach their full potential with training, secondment and development opportunities.

Role

We’re looking for a Business Analyst to provide analytical support to the discovery and delivery phase of a large programme of work and ensure that business and technical requirements for the configuration of MS Dynamics CRM are captured & analysed to ensure the user needs are met.  The Business Analyst will be instrumental in guiding senior leaders & stakeholders in accepting the system and any new ways of working that are required.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • have experience of providing business analysis support to large business transformation initiatives
  • apply recognised frameworks, standards and user centric design to business analysis
  • prioritise and plan business analysis activities defining your own deliverables, and associated dependencies, stakeholders, & risks.
  • prepare and facilitate effective business engagement with all stakeholders to link business process change with the efficiencies of a proposed change.

Essential criteria

  • strong background in the practical application of industry recognised (BABOK/BCS) business analysis techniques acquired across a range of industry sectors and the implementation of high value business change initiatives (£3m+)
  • experience in writing functional specifications, with the skill to explain how a proposed solution would meet a given business requirement and effectively communicate this at a Business level
  • fluent in project delivery frameworks Waterfall and Agile (Scrum), business process modelling techniques (BPMN2), analysis of business systems, analysis and mapping techniques, and broad practical experience in applying these methodologies in a regulated and structured environment
  • strong planning skills with a proactive view of dependencies; ability to self-manage commitments and deadlines, experience in organising and facilitating workshops with business and technology stakeholders and co-ordinating cross departments changes and bringing various stakeholders together to clarify requirements and assess the feasibility of the proposed solutions
  • ability to challenge stakeholders and suppliers, understanding recommended solutions to ensure they meet the business requirements.
  • ability to review and understand technical documents from internal and third-party suppliers

Person specification

  • proactive and flexible
  • ability to prioritise and use initiative
  • problem solving and analytical skills
  • communication skills at all levels
  • attention to detail and accuracy

Salary and benefits

As well as a salary between £39,390 and £52,289 we offer:

  • Civil Service Pension arrangements, which are recognised as some of the best in the pensions world
  • discretionary bonus arrangements
  • access to performance related pay progression
  • 25 days annual leave provision
  • flexible working arrangements
  • development opportunities
  • enhanced parental leave arrangements
  • a free employee assistance programme
  • an opportunity to work remotely for the duration of this contract

How to apply

Please send your CV and a written statement to recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk quoting ref 73394. The statement should be no longer than 500 words, describe why you would be a suitable candidate and how your experience and skills meet our essential criteria.

We are an inclusive employer and offer equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview.

Applications will be considered on a part time and job share basis.

Please be aware we are currently holding interviews through Skype due to COVID-19.

If you have any queries about this role, or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please email recruitmentteam@tpr.gov.uk.