Business Analysis Ref. 2908

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Project and Programme Office
Central London



Business Analyst: £43,172 - £52,212, dependent on organisation, skills and experience (pay package includes basic salary and skills-related payment)

Senior Business Analyst: £52,703 - £64,007 dependent on organisation, skills and experience, plus the opportunity to qualify for a £5,128 skills allowance.

Flexible working: We support full-time, part-time, compressed, and flexible hours. We’re committed to offering remote working across our organisations, however, our ability to do this is dependent on role requirements and business needs.

About Us

MI5 and MI6 are part of the UK’s Intelligence Services. We work together to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats at home, overseas and online, including cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. Working across our vital missions, you’ll deliver impact at the heart of national security, all within a supportive and inclusive environment that allows everyone to thrive.

Business Analysis assesses how our organisation is performing and helps us to improve processes and systems, proposing solutions to business problems to keep the UK safe and secure. Roles in this area include:

Business Analyst and Senior Business Analyst

You’ll help us stay ahead by evolving our business processes, or by playing a key role in our ever-evolving digital missions. You’ll do this by understanding our unique problems, working on technology-focused project delivery and organisational transformation, to deliver the services we need for the future.

For more information about the roles, click on the individual job titles. When you are ready to apply for the role, return to this page, and click the submit button at the bottom of the page to start your application.

What you’ll get

With our comprehensive training, you’ll get all the support you need to thrive at work. From bespoke internal courses and mentoring schemes, to getting the chance to gain professional qualifications, you’ll be developing your own knowledge and skills, while adding value to the business. In addition to an equitable salary, you’ll also have access to benefits including 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service), an excellent pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan, and paid parental and adoption leave.

We have a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive workplace where people support each other and want to make a real difference. We have a range of growing affinity groups supporting gender equality, ethnicity, mental health, neurodiversity and disability, LGBTQ+, faith and no faith communities. We also have sports, activities, and social groups to help you connect with people who share similar interests. You can find out more about our drive for diversity and inclusion here

For further information on the professions and roles we're recruiting for (including salaries and locations) and for a full list of responsibilities, skills, and experience required, please click on the hyperlinks to each individual role.

Equal Opportunities

At MI5 and MI6, diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodiverse conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce such as women, those from an ethnic minority background, people with disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Find out more about our culture, working environment, and diversity on our websites:

We’re Disability Confident

MI5 and MI6 are proud to have achieved Leader status within the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme. This is aimed at encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people. Being Disability Confident, we aim to offer a person-to-person interview to any candidate who self identifies as disabled and meets the essential criteria for the role. 

To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you’ll nonetheless be considered. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You can apply at the age of 17 years, if successful you’ll not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday.

Right to Withdraw Statement:   

Please be aware that we reserve the right to bring the closing date for this role forward from the original closing date once a certain number of applications have been received. Please be mindful of this and submit your application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.