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Business Analyst (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

From gravity to computers, evolution to pulsars, for 800 years the University of Cambridge has helped brilliant minds collaborate and create.

An opportunity has become available at University Information Services (UIS) for an experienced Business Analyst with a background in the delivery of digital products.

You will join a growing team of user researchers, analysts and designers working to transform products and services used by the University's ~60,000 students and staff.

You'll get the chance to collaborate and interact with some of the finest minds in the world, sharing data, insight and expertise to make a meaningful difference to the University's success.

This is a two year fixed term contract role which is normally based in University Information Services' modern offices on the West Cambridge Site, though we are currently working from home due to the pandemic.

As a Business Analyst you will:

  • Carry out analysis to define problem scope and business objectives.
  • Ensure that business requirements and processes are fully understood and clearly documented.
  • Work on the specification, design and delivery of services by selecting and applying appropriate business analysis techniques.
  • Work day-to-day as part of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, designers, developers, project managers and others.
  • Collaborate with this team to plan and simplify complex projects, delivering on the strategic priorities of the University.
  • Plan and facilitate stakeholder workshops.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Extensive experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary delivery team to shape and build digital products and services.
  • Knowledge of business analysis techniques and methodologies, understanding how best to apply them to different situations.
  • Experience of carrying out business analysis in an agile delivery environment.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Institution.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any queries regarding this position please contact Carys Hayler, via email

Please quote reference VC25617 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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