Are you an analytical thinker who is both diplomatic and pragmatic? Do you enjoy engaging with customers, partners and employees to identify opportunities to deliver key business outcomes?
Would you relish the opportunity to practice and develop your skills in business analysis?
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then this is the role for you!
As a Business Analyst within IT & Digital, you will use a broad range of skills to understand the business change needs of teams and departments that deliver services to our residents.
You will have the ability to apply different techniques to elicit business requirements and be able to document and communicate these requirements to other project team members. In order to do this successfully you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be confident working with diverse groups of stakeholders such as council employees (including technical IT&D staff), elected members, suppliers & residents.
You will be working in a project environment often working a number of projects in parallel. Therefore, a structured and methodical approach is essential, as is the ability to distinguish root cause of a problem from symptoms.
The successful candidate will be joining a friendly, welcoming and committed team of business analysts.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application.
At Brighton & Hove, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
Interview date: Week commencing 11th July 2022.
For an informal discussion, please contact either Phil Williamson or Seán Hallinan, IT&D Programme Managers - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
About the role
Fixed term for: 12 months
The Change Delivery Team is part of the Projects and Innovation group responsible for delivering major IT-business solutions across all services of the Authority and a number of external partners. The team comprises of a number of Project Managers, Business Analysts and Project Officers.
In this role you'll be contributing to business change and helping transform services across the organisation. Primarily you will be using your skills to capture business needs to help inform project delivery. As part of Orbis, a shared services partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, and Surrey County Council, you’ll have exposure and opportunities beyond the immediate Council, should you wish.
Orbis IT & Digital plays a key role in the modernisation of public services and supports the delivery of continuous improvements to quality and efficiency. We are ambitious and forward looking with skills in a range of enterprise technologies.
We are trialling hybrid working where some staff have the option to work remotely for some of their time. Please note that the successful applicant will be expected to attend the Brighton & Hove offices as and when needed at the discretion of the service and needs of the role.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 27 days annual leave (pro-rata), a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Brighton & Hove City Council staff.
Brighton & Hove City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).