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Lead Business Analyst-Department for Transport

Government Digital & Data -

Full-time (Permanent)
£51,997
Published on
19 April 2024

Lead Business Analyst

Department for Transport

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 21st April 2024

 

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Details

Reference number

347091

Salary

£51,997

Job grade

Grade 7

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

DFT - Corporate Delivery Group (CDG) - Digital Information & Security Directorate

Type of role

Architecture and Data
Information Technology
Project Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available

1

Contents

Location

Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds, Swansea

About the job

Job summary

We are looking for a Lead Business Analyst to join a small permanent team shaping the future of our digital delivery portfolio.


Are you an experienced Business Analyst?

Are you a confident leader who can motivate teams to deliver a quality service?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Job description

As a Lead Business Analyst, you will:

  • Analyse and understand a business problem or opportunity.
  • Undertake research and analysis to understand how a business or business area works, considering the people, organisation, processes, information, data and technology.
  • Identify areas for improvement, explore feasible options, analyse the effects of change and define success measures.
  • Identify and elaborate user and business needs to enable effective design, development and testing of services and business change.
  • Make decisions related to prioritisation and minimum viable product by using analysis led insights.
  • Ensure new products and services meet business and user needs and are aligned with organisational goals.
  • Understand any business and policy constraints that need to be considered and assess the implications.

In return, we can offer you:

  • Access to new and emerging technologies.
  • Varied projects developed in a cloud-first environment.
  • Support and investment to further your training and development.
  • Flexible and hybrid working supporting a healthy work-life balance.
  • Industry-leading pension and employee benefits package.

Person specification

You will work within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure digital delivery delivers solutions that meet the business needs, objectives, and users' needs.

You will be expected to provide the ‘bridge’ between the business and technology, acting as an advocate for the business and support the technology, development, and delivery team.

DfT: Digital Service

Find out more about what it's like working at DfT:Digital Service

Additional Information

A minimum of 60% of your working time should be spent at your principal workplace, although requirements to attend other locations for official business, or carry out detached duty in another DfT workplace, will also count towards this level of attendance. 

Occasional travel to other DfT offices will be required.

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.  

Behaviours

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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

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

Benefits

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance. 

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, and within your CV and Personal Statement please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following: 

  • Analytical Proficiency: Able to dissect complex business processes and data, suggesting actionable improvements.
  • Requirement Gathering Expertise: Skilled in extracting, documenting, and prioritizing business needs efficiently.
  • Effective Communication: Clearly articulates technical concepts to diverse stakeholders, fostering collaboration.
  • Leadership Skills: Capable of guiding teams, managing projects, and ensuring timely deliverables.

Sift & Interview Dates 

The sift is due to take place from the 22nd of April 2024.

Interviews are due to take place from the 6th of May 2024.

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview. 

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. 

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment will include: 

  • An interview.

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. 

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.   

Reasonable Adjustments

As a Disability Confident Leader employer, we are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is fair, accessible and allows all candidates to perform at their best. If a person with a visible or non-visible disability is substantially disadvantaged, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need during the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at an interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you need a reasonable adjustment so that you can complete your application, you should contact Government Recruitment Service via dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Document Accessibility

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

This job advert contains links to the DfT Careers website. Our website provides useful guidance and information that can support you during the application process. If you cannot access the information on our website for any reason, please email DRGComms@dft.gov.uk for assistance.

Further Information

For more information about how we hire, and for useful tips on submitting your application for this role, visit the How We Hire page of our DfT Careers website. You can find detailed information about the recruitment process and what to expect when applying for a role.

Pre-employment Checking

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5-year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.


Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Security

Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) 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 (opens in a new window).

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.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.

The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment (opens in new window).

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name :Digital Resourcing
  • Email :DigitalResourcing@dft.gov.uk

Recruitment team

  • Email :dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Visit the Civil Service Commission website Here

Attachments

Role Profile Opens in new window(docx, 218kB)


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