Business Analyst Ref. 1926

IT, Science & Technical
Central London
£39,754 - £42,731
MI6, the UK's Secret Intelligence Service, works to ensure the interests of the UK Government and UK citizens overseas by taking covert action to disrupt threats and advance our national interests. We produce the secret intelligence that our country needs to succeed in a complex world, working constantly to do these things better.

Job Purpose

Be the link between the business and transformation programmes, working with teams across the organisation to identify and define improvement opportunities. You will be involved in the full project lifecycle, helping to shape and deliver the Service’s initiatives that will contribute to promoting and protecting the UK’s national interest both at home and overseas.

About the Role

As a business analyst in MI6, you will work with a wide range of stakeholders and other project and programme professionals, utilising your unique skill set to elicit requirements, identifying problems and assist in the delivery of improvements to our operational and business processes.

Routine tasks may include:

•    Working with the business to elicit, capture, prioritise and analyse requirements.
•    Leading the facilitation of workshops to identify and elaborate requirements.
•    Quality assurance of requirements, specifications and acceptance criteria.
•    Defining improvements to processes, documenting as-is and developing to-be processes to identify gaps and enable future changes.
•    Supporting engineering and test teams by creating understandable requirements with testable criteria for satisfaction.
•    Collaborative working with other government partners.
•    Stakeholder analysis and engagement.
•    Sharing knowledge and understanding to help mentor and develop our entry level analyst community.

About you

•    You will have a proven track record with at least 2 years employment as a Business Analyst in the last 4 years.
•    Experience of using Waterfall or Agile project methodology and an awareness/knowledge of others.
•    Inquisitive in nature, interested in investigating service problems.
•    Ability to communicate and build relationships effectively.
•    BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis or other formal Business Analysis qualification is desirable, but not essential. A well evidenced experience within the CV will carry equal weight.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to being a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the role that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).

To secure an interview for this vacancy you will be asked a series of questions relating to this vacancy. If you meet the criteria you will be directed to the full application form.

On successful completion and an application form sift, you will be invited to interview. This is our guaranteed interview.