Agile Business Analyst

Job Title: Agile Business Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £20 - £23 per annum + INSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH24120_1599485148
Contact Name: James Norval
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 07, 2020 14:25

Job Description

Agile Business Analyst

Fully Remote working

Inside IR35 - £20 to £23 per hour, 37 hours a week

6 month project

Job Description

We are looking for a Business Analysts to join our Service Design and Innovation team. You will work alongside Service Designers and Business Architects to shape an end to end design which is user centric.

Core to being an effective Agile Business Analysis is:
* understanding user and business needs
* breaking those needs out into constituent parts
* analysing multiple solutions
* supporting the communication and delivery of a solution to meet the user needs
* analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills


  • As one of our Agile Business Analysts, you will carry out a wide range of activities with responsibilities that include:
  • Leading and managing investigations into business processes, functions, information flows, data structures and software development processes, using various methodical and consistent techniques
  • Defining improvements to business processes, whilst evaluating potential solutions based on the impacts across the organisation
  • Leading, understanding and communicating the bigger picture whilst working to assure that the overall goal is maintained in creation of the product backlog, but also working at a detailed level during sprints and iterations
  • Influencing, facilitating and communicating to help provide solutions to real business problems
  • Eliciting requirements using appropriate techniques
  • Delivering at pace using agile methodologies and principles
  • Creating requirements documentation to high standards. Using modelling techniques, considering requirement management and traceability back to source, adherence to business objectives and their fitness for purpose
  • Assisting decision makers in gathering information to make informed decisions
  • Helping to quality assure test solutions and products
  • Actively participating in the Business Analysis community to refine and develop standards and working practices, and to share knowledge
  • Travelling to other sites will be required

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

  • Competent in requirements capture and elicitation using a wide range of techniques, such as workshops, shadowing, use cases, user stories, product backlogs, etc;
  • Experienced in problem solving and understanding any associated impacts;
  • Expert at communicating effectively with both non-technical and technical staff to precisely define requirements, including communicating with the development team to ensure they have a complete understanding of the business and user needs;
  • Expert at written communication, with work presented in a clear, precise and logical way;
  • Expert at making sure end user perspectives are fully considered by the content and technical design team, and ensuring that those needs continue to be met throughout the solution development;
  • Competent at understanding organisational and wider government strategic objectives and ensure that solutions are aligned to them - assessing the impact when strategies change;
  • Proficient in adding value by showing curiosity and challenging the status quo.

Essential criteria:

You will be either:

* Be ISEB accreditation in one or more of the following:
o Business analysis essentials
o Requirements engineering
o Modelling business processes
o Systems Modelling Techniques using UML
o Systems Development essentials
o Foundation certificate in IT-enabled business change (at least 1 module).


* Experience of business or systems analysis working in an agile, project-based environment, including identification of business benefits, deconstructing user needs, business process modelling, requirements capture and prioritisation, and willing to undertake ISEB accreditation.