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Business Analyst

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Job summary

Grade B3: £38,541- £46,599
DDaT Pay Supplement* £4,000 per annum pro rata
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
09 May 2021 at midnight
IRC86636 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Business Analyst within Transport Scotland based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

DDaT Pay Supplement
This post attracts a £4,000 DDaT pay supplement after a 9 months DDaT competency qualifying period. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.

Transport Scotland is the national transport agency, seeking to deliver a safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the people of Scotland.

The successful candidate will work in our Smart and Integrated Ticketing (SIT) team, the programme of which is at the forefront of emerging technologies for smart travel services in Scotland. Our projects deliver enhanced systems for national concessionary travel and public transport smart journeys, smart payment options, digital travel data and other benefits to passengers across Scotland.

By modernising and making access to public transport easier and more convenient, the Smart programme aims to encourage model shift to more sustainable transport and reduce car journeys, delivering against key Government objectives to lower carbon emissions and take climate action. The role is part funded by the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Programme under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
This role will effectively support delivery of a wide range of projects that may typically use waterfall and Agile approaches within the SIT programme road map.

Key tasks are to:
• Lead development, drafting and management of business analysis key artefacts.
• Understand Agile and Waterfall project methodologies and support project managers using those methodologies.
• Deliver the full range of business analysis activities; from requirements gathering, mapping user stories and business process management etc, that will support delivery of projects within the SIT programme.
• Establish good stakeholder relationships and robust understanding of SIT programme activities.

Essential Criteria
1. Experience of planning and prioritising your workload, managing others' expectations, whilst delivering to tight timeframes, within an agile / waterfall / blended project environment.
2. Experience in effectively providing business analyst support for a project, where you have gathered intel from a range of sources and analysed from 'current' to 'future state', used appropriate business analyst artefacts, and culminating in proposing a successful solution.
3. Within a business analyst environment, demonstrate resolving a challenge, whether technical, stakeholder or internal policies, showing sound judgement for escalation or bringing in skills or resources to a deliver a successful resolution
4. Within a business analyst role detail how you have effectively communicated technical or complex requirements, in plain English, to different stakeholders (both internal and external), showcasing the way you approached stakeholders and the techniques and communication channels used to deliver the scope of work.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

We strongly urge that EU nationals who may not have Settled or Pre-Settled Status make an application before 30 June 2021, to ensure their continued eligibility to employment.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. Further information on the post is available from Juliet Bell at Juliet.Bell@transport.gov.scot.

To apply for this post, you will need to provide the information requested below via the online application process. These must be combined into one document as the system can only accept a single document upload per application.

A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Add to your CV your personal statement (no longer than 750 words) explaining why you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience suitable for this role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Failure to submit a single combined document (CV and personal statement) will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/criteria as described in the job description/person specification.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to either 'Microsoft Teams' or 'Webex' applications by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. Should you be invited to interview, you will be told which platform the event will take place on. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@gov.scot.


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