Senior Business Analysts

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Salary Range: £32,709 to £40,560 per annum
Full-time position, although we welcome applications on a flexible working basis
Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh

The Scottish Parliament exists to define, debate, decide and legislate on issues of importance to the people of Scotland. It holds the Scottish Government to account and is answerable to the people of Scotland. Our IT team plays an essential role in allowing the business of the Parliament and its Members to function effectively.

Your new role

We’re currently recruiting for four Senior Business Analysts to join the Scottish Parliament based in Edinburgh.You will be joining the Business Analysis and Change team who provide support and advice on IT-enabled change to the Parliament, enabling MSPs to access systems and services that assist them to perform their roles as effectively as possible. Applying the technical skills and methodology associated with IT project delivery, your role will be to plan, design, deliver and manage business change to support the provision of sustainable technical innovation in a focused IT project environment.

What you will need to succeed

A proven change manager within the IT industry, you will have a flair for identifying and implementing business improvement. You will have managed significant business projects to a successful conclusion through effective team working and the use of exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. You will also have successfully delivered projects and have a recognised project management methodology e.g. PRINCE2.

What you’ll get in return

In addition to your salary (£32,709 to £40,560), you’ll be entitled to a great pension scheme with employer contributions of 20.9%; including training and career development opportunities. We offer excellent benefits such as Childcare Vouchers, Cycle2Work, Healthy Living Scheme, and Season Travel Ticket Loans, along with the opportunity to work flexibly during your working week, as well as generous holidays (41.5 days’ leave including public holidays).

What you need to do now

If you are an experienced Business Analyst looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to join Scotland’s Parliament, we’d love to hear from you. To apply, send your application (demonstrating your skills, knowledge and experience) to by 4pm on Friday 19 January 2018. Applications from Gaelic speakers are welcome. Cuirear fàilte air tagraidhean bho luchd-labhairt na Gàidhlig.

The Scottish Parliament is committed to achieving a diverse workforce which reflects our diverse communities and we welcome applications from all. We are an autism friendly building, have supportive family friendly policies, a room for prayer or reflection, and staff groups which support diversity in the workforce.



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Andrew MacGregor - Business Analyst and Change Manager - Business Information Technology

As a Senior BA I’ve enjoyed supporting the delivery of several in-house developed business critical applications. I work with stakeholders across the Parliament to understand their requirements, design new applications, develop user-journeys and build use cases in Visual Studio Online. I work with our in-house developers to create and test applications and then undertake the change management to support their introduction. Change management is a big part of my role.

I get the chance to research innovative solutions to answer the questions posed by the business. I’ve had opportunities to further my own personal development including training on customer centric design, software testing and the attending conferences. I’ve then been able to apply these tools to the applications I’ve delivered.

The Scottish Parliament Business IT is a progressive environment. We use the latest technologies, tools and techniques to deliver the best service possible to our customers. I’ve been equipped to allow me to meet this objective and provide value end to end for customers.