Business Analyst – 1084-23

Lancaster University

View All Vacancies Strategic Projects

£38,205 to £44,263

Closing Date:  

Monday 16 October 2023

Interview Date:  

Friday 03 November 2023



We are recruiting a Business Analyst to join the Lancaster University Strategic Projects team. This represents an exciting opportunity for those who wish to develop their career in business analysis and related disciplines, and who wish to play a critical role in the educational transformation of a top 10 UK University.

About the team

Our small and friendly team works closely with senior management to provide project and programme management to initiatives of significant scale and scope critical to delivering aspects of the University Strategy. We play a central role in the successful management of institutional change by providing a consistent framework for the planning, governance, and execution of initiatives.

About the role

You will perform a key role in our Curriculum Transformation Programme by supporting the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education, the Programme Team and Theme Leads by facilitating stakeholder analysis, gathering information, shaping requirements, mapping processes, consolidating and prioritising recommendations and communicating them clearly to stakeholders. You will be responsible for co-ordinating with key stakeholders to analyse and make prioritised recommendations on changes to key infrastructure which will underpin programme delivery, for example business processes.

Who should apply

We’re keen to hear from candidates with the communication skills to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels of seniority and who can effectively contribute to change in a large and complex organisation. We also expect excellent organisational and interpretative skills and good understanding of the role organisational culture plays in project delivery.

To apply, please submit a CV and concise cover letter of no more than two pages of A4, focussed on how you meet the person specification for the role.

Additional information

This position is offered on a full-time basis starting 1st January 2024. You will join us on an indefinite contract; as this is project funded the contract will specify an end date of 31st December 2025. We are supportive of secondments for internal candidates.

The Strategic Projects team works in a flexible and agile manner. Due to the nature of the role, there will be a need to engage with a wide range of stakeholders regularly in-person at the campus near Lancaster.

Enquiries can be made to Ben Gill, Head of Strategic Projects, via [email protected] .

Further details:
Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly
supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance
of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible
working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and
celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in
higher education.

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the
community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression,
race, disability or sexual orientation, and are 
committed to promoting
diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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