IT Business Analyst/Technology Business Partner

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Westminster, London
Permanent
Circa £46,000

The IT Department has undergone a radical transformation. IT now executes a mixture of on-premise, Cloud and 3rd party sourced IT services, in an entirely new and modern IT infrastructure that utilises the latest technologies.

The IT function serves 600 staff in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) and NCIS co-located bodies and aims to adopt common solutions across NCIs where practical. IT provides a broad range of customer focused IT services such as technical architecture and support, networks, change management, business analysis, project management, training, procurement, systems administration and applications.

As IT Business Analyst/Technology Business Partner, you will work with departments, IT colleagues and project teams to provide business and systems analysis and support such as research on ways of working.

You will act as the primary partner between the organisational units and technology to gather requirements, develop business cases and submit new change requirements. You will facilitate workshops, conduct impact assessments and engage on projects, producing the functional specifications, ensuring that they meet or exceed business requirements.

In partnership with the business unit, you will create test scripts, business readiness and implementation plans, influencing business areas to become more efficient by utilising technology and providing operational support during the change process. You will also support the wider technology function and IT colleagues requiring business analysis input.

To be successful, you will need a variety of skills and knowledge including Business Analysis and Project/Product management and the ability to problem solve in a logical and structured manner. With effective communication skills you will be able to explain technical issues clearly and simply to a non-technical audience and manage stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.

In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

The Role

  • Work with departments to support and guide them through the required steps to implement technology enabled change projects. Help them to articulate their requirements and how change will affect their users on a day-to-day basis
  • Establish and manage communication channels within and among departments to provide their feedback and views to influence the IT Strategy, Operations and change plans
  • Partner with departments to ensure that technology requirements are understood, document and approved as part of a business case prior to commencing a project.
  • Conduct systems analysis, write data migration scripts and business process improvement documentation and support activities to cleanse and migrate data from multiple data sources to new destinations and adopt new processes required and agreed to work more effectively
  • Help business areas to create their user acceptance scripts and manage the testing process, including liaison with internal and external parties responsible for resolving faults.
  • Assist in the change process to imbed best practice requirements onboarding and requirements fulfilment procedures.
  • Oversee contracted Business Analyst and Business Process Analyst resources brought in by the business to fulfil their projects.
  • Assisting users in being trained to use the new systems and that business processes and working practices are adjusted accordingly to take on systems that will drive tangible business benefits
  • Ensure business and system readiness activities are planned and lead the transition of the project deliverables to business as usual
  • Ensure there is sufficient helpdesk handover and competent IT support available for new systems to move to a ‘production’ supported product.
  • Liaise with the owners of the relevant plans for training, communications and stakeholder management to ensure that projects and change requirements remain fully linked to and part of the overall process for change management across NCIs
  • Write, refine and update project benefits profiles and undertake regular reviews with managers to assess the benefits and disadvantages arising in the course of projects
  • Provide a focus on IT security to ensure new systems comply with data handling, data protection and user acceptable use policies
  • Provide operations and project support to the Head of Change and Business Integration, the Project Manager and the change operating model

The Requirements

Skills/Aptitudes:

  • Ability to effectively problem solve in a logical and structured manner
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative, under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to explain technical issues clearly and simply to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to manage stakeholders at all levels, internally and externally

Education:

  • Business Analyst qualification or demonstrable on the job experience
  • Change Management qualification or demonstrable on the job experience
  • Project/Product management experience in delivering technology initiatives

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Experience of using a wide range of IT systems and of providing consultancy and support.
  • Producing business requirements, business cases and high-quality documentation (Business, Functional, Technical, Process design, and Training Manuals).
  • Experience in using Business Process improvement techniques.
  • Experience of working in a mature agile environment and of implementing agile ways of working.
  • Highly experienced in use of intensive systems research and analysis techniques.
  • Detailed understanding of the impact of change, the interdependencies and impact on the business
  • Significant experience in conducting impact assessments for IT change requests and making suitable recommendations
  • Developing test scripts and managing user acceptance tests including fault resolutions
  • Experience in helping staff and departments to use IT solutions
  • Experience of Benefits and Quality management techniques

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player with good interpersonal skills to influence positive outcomes
  • Committed to delivering a high level of customer service
  • Attention to detail, including tolerance and the ability to handle detail, analyse, understand and produce detailed information accurately
  • A sense of urgency and commitment to completion of work, attention to detail, quality and confidentiality
  • Committed to continuing professional development and identifying means to update key knowledge

Circumstances:

The role is based in Westminster and requires working at Lambeth Palace or Bermondsey and occasional travel to Supported Housing locations across the Country

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

Excellence, Respect, Integrity

We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

As we are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome all applications from those you have served in our Armed Forces and their families

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.

*Where applicable depending on post requirements.