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Business Analyst

LFA Public Sector Transformation Practise are supporting a largescale data transformation and are looking for Business Analysts to join our established team on an initial 6 Month contract.

Experience Required:

Core to being an effective Agile Business Analysis is:

  • understanding user and business needs

  • breaking those needs out into constituent parts

  • analysing multiple solutions

  • supporting the communication and delivery of a solution to meet the user needs

  • analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills

Typical Role Responsibilities:

As one of our Agile Business Analysts, you will carry out a wide range of activities with responsibilities that include:

  • Leading and managing investigations into business processes, functions, information flows, data structures and software development processes, using various methodical and consistent techniques

  • Defining improvements to business processes, whilst evaluating potential solutions based on the impacts across the organisation

  • Leading, understanding and communicating the bigger picture whilst working to assure that the overall goal is maintained in creation of the product backlog, but also working at a detailed level during sprints and iterations

  • Influencing, facilitating and communicating to help provide solutions to real business problems

  • Eliciting requirements using appropriate techniques

  • Delivering at pace using agile methodologies and principles

  • Creating requirements documentation to high standards. Using modelling techniques, considering requirement management and traceability back to source, adherence to business objectives and their fitness for purpose

  • Assisting decision makers in gathering information to make informed decisions

  • Helping to quality assure test solutions and products

  • Actively participating in the Business Analysis community to refine and develop standards and working practices, and to share knowledge

Person Specification

Essential Criteria:

  • Competent in requirements capture and elicitation using a wide range of techniques, such as workshops, shadowing, use cases, user stories, product backlogs, etc;

  • Experienced in problem solving and understanding any associated impacts;

  • Expert at communicating effectively with both non-technical and technical staff to precisely define requirements, including communicating with the development team to ensure they have a complete understanding of the business and user needs;

  • Expert at written communication, with work presented in a clear, precise and logical way;

  • Expert at making sure end user perspectives are fully considered by the content and technical design team, and ensuring that those needs continue to be met throughout the solution development;

  • Competent at understanding organisational and wider government strategic objectives and ensure that solutions are aligned to them - assessing the impact when strategies change;

  • Proficient in adding value by showing curiosity and challenging the status quo.

Qualifications and/or Previous Experience

Essential criteria:

You will be either:

  • Be ISEB accreditation in one or more of the following:

    • Business analysis essentials

    • Requirements engineering

    • Modelling business processes

    • Systems Modelling Techniques using UML

    • Systems Development essentials

    • Foundation certificate in IT-enabled business change (at least 1 module).


  • Experience of business or systems analysis working in an agile, project-based environment, including identification of business benefits, deconstructing user needs, business process modelling, requirements capture and prioritisation, and willing to undertake ISEB accreditation.

  • Public Sector experience desirable.