Business Analyst

Pertemps Reading Commercial Associate
London (Greater)
11 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
To undertake investigative work to determine business opportunities, identify effective business processes and specify their implementation through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, organisation and equipment.

• To use business experience and skills to assess and advise on the practicability of alternatives, marrying up technical limitations with operational realities.

• To carry out business impact assessments, to determine how changes from the current to the future processes and structures will affect business units and roles and determine the readiness levels of business users with regard to upcoming changes, uncovering readiness gaps and creating and implementing action plans to close the gaps prior to go-live.

• To obtain formal agreement by stakeholders and recipients to scope and requirements and establishes a base-line on which delivery of a solution can commence.

• To define and manage change activities to ensure achievement of the benefits described in the business case.



• Works under broad direction.

• Work is often self-initiated.

• Is fully responsible for meeting allocated technical and/or project/supervisory objectives.

• Establishes milestones and has a significant role in the assignment of tasks and/or responsibilities.

• Confident with managing changing and conflicting priorities.


• Influences organisation, customers, suppliers, partners and peers on the contribution of own specialist area

• Builds appropriate and effective business relationships.

• Makes decisions which impact the success of assigned work, i.e. results, deadlines and budget. Decisions will also impact the operational activities of the business areas supported.

• Has significant influence over the allocation and management of resources appropriate to given assignments

• Supervises more junior staff and manages temporary staff and project resources.


• Performs an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities. Undertakes work which requires the application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts.

• Understands the relationship between own specialist area and wider customer/organisational requirements.

Business Skills

• Advises on the available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to own specialist area and can make appropriate choices from alternatives.

• Analyses, designs, plans, executes and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets.

• Assesses and evaluates risk.

• Communicates effectively, both formally and informally.

• Demonstrates leadership.

• Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives.

• Takes all requirements into account when making proposals.

• Takes initiative to keep skills up to date.

• Mentors colleagues.

• Maintains an awareness of developments in the industry.

• Analyses requirements and advises on scope and options for continuous operational/service improvement.

• Demonstrates creativity, innovation and ethical thinking in applying solutions for the benefit of the customer/stakeholder.

Skill/Experience Required:

• Educated to bachelor degree level and holds a relevant professional qualification

• Has excellent interpersonal skills and is fully experienced at dealing with clients/users.

• Has a good understanding of alternative software engineering life cycles for development and the concepts and practices required to implement effective information systems.

• Possesses a broad understanding of business and business skills, and understands the significance of commercial constraints.

• Applies modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards in an intelligent and effective way.

• Understands the interdependencies of business processes and information systems.

Experience of public sector required

based in Hammersmith

Contract role until end June 2018


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