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Business Analyst / Senior Business Analyst

Posted: 15 Oct 2020 Closes: 2 Nov 2020
Birkenhead, Croydon, Coventry, Durham, Weymouth, Gloucester, Kingston upon Hull, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Preston, Swansea, Telford £33,175 - £40,675 HEO £33.175 pa (Croydon £36,559) SEO £37,248 pa (Croydon £40,675)
Flexible hm-land-registry/20201015162444

It is an exciting time for HM Land Registry as we continue to embark on a major transformation programme. HMLR's ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data. 

We are now looking for experienced Business Analysts / Senior Business Analysts to join our Digital, Data and Technology team to help us to achieve this.


 You will join our award-winning Digital, Data and Technology Directorate which is the in-house IT division at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services..

Job description

As a Business Analyst, you are a trusted adviser to the business stakeholder and product owner. You have responsibility for the quality and coverage of requirements across the programmes and projects that you are assigned to and have the confidence and skills to influence and negotiate with stakeholders. You will identify opportunities to add value by investigating the ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ business functions and processes, contributing to the definition of clear acceptance criteria and production of impact assessments. 

As a Senior Business Analyst, you will provide independent and unbiased critical analysis ensuring outcomes and deliverables align with the business strategy, service vision and business architecture. You will be accountable for the quality, coverage and management of requirements across programmes and projects, ensuring they are fit for purpose and can confidently influence and negotiate with senior stakeholders. You will identify, quantify, plan and control business analysis activity across both major change programmes and smaller projects. Mentoring and development skills are essential as part of your role will involve sharing analysis expertise and emerging practise across teams and stakeholders.
 

Responsibilities

Business Analyst - to meet the requirements for this role you will have the following: 

- Industry experience in the role 
- Experience of requirements elicitation and definition, including modelling techniques (business/process/data) 
- Experience of contributing to software development in an iterative or agile environment 
- Experience of tools and techniques to support analysis 
- Excellent assimilation, analysis and problem-solving skills 
- Excellent communication and presentation skills 
- Excellent planning skills including the ability to identify and manage risks 
- Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills including the ability to challenge evidence and proposals constructively 

Senior Business Analyst - to meet the requirements for this role, you will have the following: 

- Significant industry experience in the role 
- Experience of requirements elicitation and definition, including modelling techniques (business/process/data) 
- Experience of contributing to software development in an iterative or agile environment 
- Experience of tools and techniques to support analysis 
- Understanding and experience of requirements management 
- Experience of contributing to the improvement of a practice and its community 
- Excellent assimilation, analysis and problem-solving skills 
- Excellent communication and presentation skills 
- Excellent planning skills including the ability to identify and manage risks 
- Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills including the ability to challenge evidence and proposals constructively 
- Excellent time management and prioritisation skills 
- Experience of leading, mentoring and developing others. 

The Digital, Data and Technology Directorate is the in-house IT division for HMLR. We are currently recruiting several roles to ensure the directorate’s teams contain the right blend of skills, experience and knowledge to take our major transformation programme forward. These teams are at the heart of the move to a digital, data-driven organisation with the ambition to provide our customers with cutting-edge digital services. 

Our Business Strategy for 2017-2022 sets out our aims of: 
• brilliant at the basics; 
• a comprehensive Land Register; 
• world-leading through Digital Street – our ground-breaking research and development project exploring how land registration might work in 2030; 
• opening our data; 
• expert people; and 
• financially strong. 

For more information about what its like to work here please see the following link: 
Working for HM Land Registry/

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving

Benefits

HM Land Registry offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer. 

HM Land Registry is a great place to work, where difference is celebrated. We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve. 

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry/about/recruitment#what-hm-land-registry-can-offer-you

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability and Experience.

To apply you will be asked to complete a short application form in the first instance and take the Verbal Reasoning Test. Ideally you should take the test no later than midday 2 November 2020, to allow for the next stage of the application process. If successful, you will be asked to complete the full application form. 

Please complete the online application form to include your qualifications and work history. The statement of suitability can be up to 1250 words and should cover the following essential experience criteria listed below on the Job Description for the role(s) you are applying for: 

Business Analyst: 
- Industry experience in the role; experience of requirements elicitation and definition, including modelling techniques (business/process/data) 
- Experience of contributing to software development in an iterative or agile environment 
- Experience of tools and techniques to support analysis 

Senior Business Analyst: 
- Significant industry experience in the role; experience of requirements elicitation and definition, including modelling techniques (business/process/data); 
- Experience of contributing to software development in an iterative or agile environment 
- Experience of tools and techniques to support analysis 
- Experience of leading, mentoring and developing others. 

Where requested - Please state the role(s) that you would like to apply for. Please note if you apply for the position of Senior Business Analyst but do not meet the criteria, you will be assessed against the criteria for the position of the Business Analyst, unless you advise not to be considered for this position. 

The sift will take place week shortly after the closing date. The final selection stage will consist of a blended interview and pre-prepared presentation which will be conducted as a video interview week commencing Monday 16 November 2020. 

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. 

Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date. 

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview. 

If any candidate requires the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else they would like the panel to take into consideration they are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement. 

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Job Applicant Personal Information

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Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.



 

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