As a proud, leading independent UK professional services consultancy across risk, pensions, investment and insurance, we’re free to do the right thing by all our clients at all times. We act as a trusted partner for a wide range of clients in both the private and public sectors – this includes almost 25% of FTSE 100 and almost 10% of FTSE 350 companies. We are free from any external stakeholders, allowing us to take a long-term view with all our clients and giving us the freedom to bring fresh new ideas to the table unobstructed. We call this free thinking.
We are seeking experienced Business Analysts for our Employer Consulting division. Employer Consulting covers a range of services from advice to end to end project management and platform development across corporate risk, data analytics, workplace consultancy, DB / DC pensions, health and wellbeing, and wider reward / flexible benefits. As a Business Analyst within Employer Consulting, you will act as an intermediary between the business (consultants, their clients, and individuals) and the platform developers and software team. This role offers the opportunity to support the development of powerful and valuable online tools and services for the benefit of both our clients, their employees/members, our consultants and to the business as a whole. There is opportunity to take ownership within your BA role whilst gaining further experience with several large transformation projects (typically projects that involve developing data analytics tools, a global platform build, internal software improvements and so on). All roles have scope to transition to other business areas also.
With 9 offices across the UK, Barnett Waddingham is an independent UK consultancy at the forefront of pensions, investment, risk and insurance. We offer the flexibility to work from Amersham, London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds or Liverpool - with the option of home working also.
As a Business Analyst, you will evaluate requirements and business processes, identify viable solutions and then work with the team and Product Owners to assess, develop and implement efficient solutions that deliver the required outcomes. Working within a project environment, the role requires you to prepare and deliver the full range of business analysis documentation using structured methodologies and modelling techniques. The Business Analyst will work with other Analysts across the business area and Firm to ensure the consistency of services and working practices across all the offices.
The Business Analyst is responsible for:
- Supporting 'pre-project' activities such as the preparation of the business case with impact assessments and cost/benefit analysis, identifying key users, problem sets, markets, competitors and estimating financials
- Obtaining and clearly documenting business and systems requirements (or user stories) via Business Analyst led workshops, surveys and liaising with users and other stakeholders; Ensuring requirements are signed off by relevant stakeholders
- Running workshops in support of the business analysis process.
- Providing direction and support to IT throughout system development including reviewing and providing feedback on technical documentation, solution prototypes, test packs etc
- Contributing to and facilitating business readiness planning and activities including supporting user acceptance testing (UAT), test plan/script reviews and helping with test execution
- Supporting or leading delivery of user training
- Carrying out independent research and analysis of data to identify trends and opportunities
- Supporting effective team working and encouraging the team to look for efficiency gains and opportunities to carry out chargeable project work.
- Providing timely communications to the team and to stakeholders to keep them informed of priorities and plans
- Managing workflow and regularly reviewing project deliverables and priorities/deadlines with the project team. Escalating risks/issues identified to the relevant stakeholders
- Ensure key data is measurable before, during and after the project to support benefit realisation analysis.
- Keep up-to-date with changing legislation and industry developments and consider the implications on working practices etc
- Any other reasonable task as advised from time-to-time