Business Analyst PO6 (fixed term contract 12 months)
Waltham Forest is an ambitious Borough. Driven by the culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. We are looking for a skilled and experienced Business Analyst to join our People’s Programme team to help deliver great public services that are not only highly effective but also easily accessible.
We are a Council bursting with energy and opportunity. Our strong grasp of our finances means that we can invest - in our residents, our place and our people. Over the coming year, we will work with our communities to set out what we want Waltham Forest to be by 2030; how that relates to the ever-changing world, and what that means for the services and infrastructure that we need to provide.
We need to make sure that everything we are doing today supports that vision, and helps our residents succeed in an increasingly uncertain world.
As Business Analyst, you will be focused on the delivery and continuous improvement of Waltham Forest’s People Programme, ensuring that the entire portfolio is analysed effectively and reflects the outcome of the work that has been promised within our ‘People Strategy’ is delivered in line to our commitment.
Key skills and experience for the successful candidate are:
- Good understanding of local government services and programme management
- Ability to provide creative and innovative solutions
- Excellent problem-solving and analysis skills
- Has the ability and experience to be customer centric and managing different work levels of stakholders
- Experience of analysing business processes and systems to define solution requirements; deliver change within a structured agile framework and manage requirements through to delivery
- Experience in researching and evaluating potential solutions and making recommendations which meets business objectives.
We are looking for someone with experience of business analysis with the ability to identify and understand business needs and the issues they face to understand and create responsive, efficient and customer-focused solutions.
As a Business Analyst, you will work across a range of projects and service optimisation improvements within the Peoples Programme team. The role can vary across projects and has a wide range of activities that you may manage.
You’ll thrive using agile methods and enjoy working openly, collaboratively and as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on one or more projects at a time. Above all, you want to make Waltham Forest better, which may sometimes involve challenging the status quo.
We offer candidates the opportunity to enjoy rewarding work with a benefits package which includes 28 - 31 days holiday allowance, flexible working arrangements and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply
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