Business Analyst

Job title: Business Analyst

Location: Empress State Building

Responsible to: Project Manager, PPM Delivery Services

Duration: 6 Months


Job Description

The Business Analyst plays a critical role in supporting the development of detailed documentation (including business requirements) and ensuring that these are incorporated into project and programme business case development and documentation. They will work with the Project Manager and team to conduct baselining (outlining the ‘as is’) and developing detailed target operating models which can then be implemented.


Key responsibilities

  • Conduct analysis of business requirements across the Policing Network to support programme and projects in developing business case documentation which effectively represent the business needs. For example, supporting the project in capturing as-is information in key areas and drafting key sections of the business cases based on the outputs of the analysis. This will be achieved by identifying and collecting relevant data, organising and analysing data, and compiling outputs (primarily into business cases).
  • Work with the business to deliver detailed ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ target operating model design artefacts, such as governance models, organisational structures, process maps and policies.
  • Work with the Strategic Design Authority to develop appropriate templates/ processes for the recording of ‘as is’ ways of working, business requirements and associated organisational structures, policies, procedures and standards that will govern the way the business will operate upon project completion.
  • Complete analysis in support of change implementation and evaluation. For example, assessing the level of maturity and detail of the business requirements / ‘as is’ designs captured as part of the project development and reviewing whether the business cases developed are meeting / addressing future business requirements. 
  • Provide best practice advice and support to projects in business analysis and operating model design methods and approaches.
  • Provide quality assurance and feedback on business requirements, design documents and business cases.


Key responsibilities for the Business Analyst are:

Business cases:

  • Support the development of business cases by the projects.
  • Ensure that the business case is reviewed and challenged before they are presented for approval.
  • Provide advice, support and guidance to projects in the development of the business cases.
  • Provide a detailed analysis on key areas of the business case, for example cost, time, technical details etc.
  • Clearly set out any risks or caveats that have been identified as part of their activities.
  • Support the project teams in knowledge transfer and upskilling.

Developing TOMs:

  • Developing appropriate templates/processes for the recording of organisational design or business operating models and associated organisational structures, policies, procedures and standards that will govern the way the business will operate.
  • Completing analysis in support of change implementation and evaluation. For example, assessing design readiness, interdependencies and their impact.
  • Providing best practice advice and support to the project in business analysis methods and approaches.


Essential Criteria

Communication and relationship skills:

  • Ability to interact, negotiate and build strong working relationships with senior managers to inform and influence decision making to achieve PPM assurance activity
  • Ability to provide evidence based assessments and recommendations for improvement from the assurance of programmes and projects
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and stakeholder engagement skills including experience in developing concise and accurate briefings for senior management

Analytical and judgment skills:

  • Analyse information to provide an understanding of the key requirements of the business.
  • Apply learning from analysis to project delivery to meet business requirements.
  • Ability to produce concise and accurate written and graphical reports
  • Strong IT skills in the use of Microsoft Products (including Visio)

Planning and organisational skills:

  • Highly organised and able to meet demanding deadlines in a pressured environment.
  • Self-starter, confident and capable of working both independently and collaboratively to tight deadlines with plenty of initiative.

The Business Analyst will have:

  • Experience in undertaking business analyst activity using formal methodologies and approaches, iincluding collecting and analysing complex data in order to provide concise and meaningful recommendations.
  • Experience in supporting the development of business requirements.
  • Experience in reviewing and enhancing business cases and detailed design documents throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Experience in formulating detailed operating model design artefacts, such as governance models, organisational structures, process maps and policies.
  • Experience of working with various stakeholders within a large organisation including managing expectations and dealing with conflicting requirements and priorities.
  • Ability to travel to a variety


 Desirable Criteria

  • Professional Project Management qualification by examination (e.g. Prince 2)
  • Experience of working in a policing and/or security environment.
  •  Experience of building confidence with stakeholders and relationships at all levels.
  • Understanding of the CT Policing Network; including London (MPS), National (UK Force wide) and international responsibilities; relationships with Government, security and intelligence agencies; and governance arrangements.
  • Experience of working in a challenging, change-driven environment.



This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) at either Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) or Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.


Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

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24 May 2019