Department Data Services

Business Analyst (Full time - 6 month fixed term contract)

Data Services Department

Closing date : April 10, 2020

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Becoming part of the People’s Postcode Lottery team!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation where we understand that people are our greatest asset. Perhaps that’s why our team voted us one of the Sunday Times Top 100 medium sized companies to work for in 2019! Our core values are fun, sharing, courageous and sustainable which are reflected in everything we do.  
We recognise and reward hard work and performance, offering a variety of benefits and career progression opportunities. This includes a generous pension and private healthcare scheme, an above average holiday allowance, discounted gym membership and fresh fruit in the office! We encourage you to spend two days each year volunteering with our charity partners and we are committed to investing 4% of salaries into training each year.  

What do we do?

As one of the world’s top fundraising private charity donors, giving back to good causes is our mission. We manage multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a wide range of causes. Since 2005, our players have raised more than £500 million for over 7,500 charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

Role Summary

We are looking for an experienced Business Analyst to work across all departments of the business managing business needs, shaping and scoping ideas, eliciting requirements as part of the change process. To analyse the impact of changes on the business and to help define and deliver projects with the Project Manager.

Key activities

  • Capture, document and manage business needs, shape and scope ideas throughout the project so that they align with key business objectives.
  • Undertake analysis of current business processes to see what positive changes or efficiencies can be made. Document AS-IS, desired and TO-BE business processes.
  • Gather, document and prioritise functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Create high-level design, user stories and/or uses cases.
  • Conduct impact and risk analysis for all upcoming projects.
  • Work closely with internal and external teams to deliver changes as the business requires.
  • Support the business change management process to achieve and sustain successful transition.
  • Define benefit analysis plan, conduct benefit reviews.
  • Produce regular status updates to the Project/Programme Manager.
  • Build solid relationships across the business with all departments and key stakeholders.
  • Perform cost / benefit and feasibility analysis for target solution.
  • Help produce content for a business case if required

Required skills

  • Certification in business analysis methodologies.
  • Significant experience working as a business analyst or in similar roles.
  • Extremely well-developed analytical skills and well versed in a variety of business analysis and business alignment, change implementation, system modelling techniques.
  • Experience focussing on the details, whilst never losing sight of the bigger picture, and prioritising clearly even when you’re working on many projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in a range of analysis tools and techniques.
  • Experience working in both Waterfall and Agile environment.
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycles.
  • Computer literate, fully proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and collaboration software programs, such as JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint.

Desirable Skills

  • Degree in related field.
  • Experience working with Product Owners and different stakeholders

Personal Attributes

  • Daily communication with internal colleagues of all departments and team members via face to face, telephone, video conferencing and written communication methods requiring:
    • Confident in communication, both written and verbal.
    • Excellent presentation, coaching and facilitation skills.
    • Well-developed negotiation and influencing skills to find consensus
  • Frequent communication and building strong relationships with 3rd party suppliers of services.
  • Able to provide business analysis mentoring to team members.

Additional Information

Whilst the core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, working out with these hours will be required around event times, where necessary time will be given in lieu. Travel may be required from time to time.

More information?

For questions about this vacancy or more information about careers at People’s Postcode Lottery, please contact us.

The HR Team