Entry Level Business Analyst

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Permanent – Entry Level Business Analyst
Salary Range: £21,087 to £24,891 per annum
Full-time, although we welcome applications on a flexible working basis
Location: Holyrood, Edinburgh



Your new organisation

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

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. This entry-level role will involve you providing assistance with the preparation, running and documenting of workshops and meetings. You’ll also be involved in the support and maintenance of existing applications, and supporting the development opportunities for both current and new business solutions.

As part of the team we will support you, through training, mentoring and business opportunities to develop your skills as a business analyst.

What we want from you

You will have a relevant qualification, ideally in a Business related subject or professional experience. You’ll have a good understanding of customer relationships, an innovative and challenging mind-set and good communication skills. We’re not expecting you to have experience in working in a similar role outside of any coursework you may have taken however, any real-life experience you have in this type of role will be advantageous.

What you’ll get in return

In addition to your salary (£21,087 to £24,891), you’ll be entitled to a great pension scheme with employer contributions of 20%; including comprehensive 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 interested in this entry level position and looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to join Scotland’s Parliament, we’d love to hear from you. To apply, send your CV and a covering statement demonstrating your Skills, Knowledge & Experience to jobs@parliament.scot 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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A Day in the Life


My Role – Jill Scott-Dodd, Business Analyst, Business Information Technology Office

Working as an Entry Level Business Analyst at the Scottish Parliament has been a fantastic development opportunity as it has provided me with the tangible experience needed to forge a career in business and IT.

The job itself is wide ranging, and every day is different. I am primarily responsible for enabling business and digital transformation, developing my requirements gathering skills and understanding my customer’s needs. Being able to communicate successfully through facilitating workshops, engaging with users, and being curious are all key to performing my role successfully.

Recently, the Parliament sponsored me to achieve the UXQB® Certified Professional for Usability and User Experience. I am particularly passionate about developing my user experience skills further and I am delighted to be part of the team tasked to explore our website re-design through the eyes of our users.

With the experience and development opportunities that are available as an entry-level Business Analyst, I am now enjoying my recent promotion to the post of a Grade 3 Business Analyst here at the Scottish Parliament.