Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Our client is a leading and award-winning international commercial law firm with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Leeds, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. With more than 840 people including 175 partners and legal directors, the firm delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum, from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, to all forms of commercial litigation. They act as a trusted adviser to a wide portfolio of clients across a wide range of specialist sectors: from transport and logistics and international trade, through to retail, insurance, marine, health, education, manufacturing, public sector and banking and financial services. Due to the growing team we are now actively looking for a Business Analyst to join them. Our IT Transformation department are looking to recruit two Senior Business Analysts into their team, based in Liverpool.  This role will work with stakeholders at all levels across the business to uncover and document detailed requirements that form the basis of a successful project. They also ensure that any changes to requirements are captured along the way. For more information on this role please see Job Description Job Role - Business Analyst Hours: 37.5 hours a week FTE OR part time 4 days per week As the winner of Working Families’ ‘Best UK employer for Flexible Working Award 2020’, we are happy to consider flexible working opportunities to help you balance your work and home life.Department - IT Transformation Location - Liverpool Benefits We understand that incentives go far beyond a good salary, so we have created a comprehensive benefits package tailored around our people. Here are some examples of what we offer: 25 days’ annual leave Birthday privilege day and Christmas shutdown Holiday buy, sell and carryover scheme 2 charity volunteering or pro bono days Flexible, agile and home working BUPA Permanent health insurance Flexible pension scheme Medicash Enhanced family leave policies Life assurance Annual travel season ticket loan Dress for your day policy Training and development opportunities Financial contribution towards home working equipment Role overview Introduction to the role: The Business Analysts within our team are key to the success of our project delivery methodology. They work with stakeholders at all levels across the business to uncover and document detailed requirements that form the basis of a successful project. They also ensure that any changes to requirements are captured along the way. The team work alongside our Testers to ensure that requirements are fully covered and understood during test preparation and work with the Project Managers to help manage scope and change control. Also, capturing requirements at such a detailed level means that our BA’s become experienced systems users and are therefore key to supporting testing activities and our in-house Training Team with the rollout of business change and post go live support. Our BA’s need to be excellent communicators (both written and oral), persuasive, analytical and tenacious. We’re looking for someone with experience of working in a similar environment - used to working with Stakeholders at all levels and comfortable leading workshops and delivering training. We work primarily with off the shelf solutions configured to meet our business requirements. Projects range from smaller solutions such as room booking systems to major software projects that span the entire business such as finance system upgrades. Introduction to the team: As part of the Delivery and Change department in the firm, you will be part of a large team of Project Managers, Business Analysts and Testers within the PMO. Within the firm wide PMO, you will bring to the team your experience and ability to roll up your sleeves and assist with an exciting change within the business. The team delivers all projects across the firm and is a well-respected part of our business model. We have high standards for work but we also have fun while we’re doing it and work as a team fully supporting each other. Key responsibilities: Able to demonstrate a high level of experience of Business Analysis across multiple departments and functions and if preferably a good knowledge of Hill Dickinson (Yellow Belt or above) To lead the Business Analysis team and drive change and improvements within the Business Analysis team To be the key point of contact for the team with other teams To ensure a consistency of process and documentation within the Business Analysis team To provide support to the other Business Analysts in the team both on projects and as Business Analysts To mentor less experienced members of the Business Analyst team To carry out the role of Business Analyst on projects covering: Analysis - of current processes and requirements for new processes Documentation – of current processes, new processes, agreed decisions etc Testing – supporting the Test team with test preparation and the undertaking of test cases when required Training & Support – assistance with training and post go live support What we are looking for Demonstrate knowledge and application of Lean Six Sigma practices to ensure continuous improvement process mapping of business activities. LSS Data approach and high level of understanding data to evidence areas of opportunity and measure success. Demonstrate a high level of experience of business analysis practices and documentation including analysis and investigation Able to work on the most complex Hill Dickinson project as either the sole Business Analyst or the lead Business Analyst Able to lead a team of Business Analysts to improve project processes and documentation as well help develop team members Strong working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel Demonstrable experience of requirements gathering, workshop delivery, process mapping and gap analysis Able to demonstrate experience in stakeholder management in a complex stakeholder environment Ability to understand and respond to user needs in a rapidly changing business environment Excellent communication skills Able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when liaising with stakeholders Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Able to work independently and as part of a team Desirable: Previous involvement in complex data migrations Previous experience working on upgrade projects (systems & technical infrastructure) Working with integrated systems Knowledge of the legal sector and legal sector software systems or knowledge of insurance sector business processes, software systems or knowledge. Mission – who we are and our approach We act as trusted advisors to our clients, providing commercial solutions in their specialist markets for their strategic  success. 20:20 Vision – where we want to be We want to grow a sustainable and profitable business, with a positive and inspiring culture, which places us as a top 40 law firm. People Strategy To create a firm we are proud of and a culture that reflects our values to deliver our ambitions of growth Equality, Diversity & Inclusion To foster an environment of fairness, equality and respect for all regardless of age, gender, gender identity, professional skills or status, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, nationality, religion or belief and to create an inclusive culture that is representative of all sections of society. Partnerships We work with Stonewall as part of our commitment to being an LGBT friendly employer, to ensure all policies are gender inclusive and we are up to date on language and terminology. We link in with local Pride events and wear rainbow lanyards to show support to the LGBT legal community.  We work with the Social Mobility Foundation to offer work experience placements in October each year for students from low socio-economic backgrounds. We deliver a formal mentoring programme with associates and trainees mentoring students from the Social Mobility Foundation. We continually review our recruitment processes to ensure fairness and inclusion for all roles. We are members of Working Families and work with them to ensure our policies and practices are family friendly as well as commercially viable. Working Families worked with us to develop our updated Smart Working guidelines which promotes a healthy work life balance by encouraging all employees to have a flexible approach to work in a way that is beneficial to them and to their work. Values Trust: We understand that trust is fundamental to how we do business, it empowers our colleagues, builds loyalty and inspires creativity. Respect: We will maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity so that we foster a climate of mutual trust and confidence amongst our colleagues. Innovation: We will embrace change, utilise our technologies and modernise our approach to business and people management. Collaboration: We will work together and integrate across teams and in doing so share our expertise and knowledge for the benefit of the firm and our clients. Disability Support We will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the Huntsman Group Recruitment Team and tell us what adjustments you need to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview. All successful candidates will be subject to our standard pre-employment screening, including a basic criminal record check via Disclosure and Barring Service. Any offer of employment made is conditional upon completion of all checks.  Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. Trust - Innovation - Collaboration - Respect Next Steps Please forward a full CV along with availability to interview/start and salary expectations for initial feedback and a confidential chat. It is essential that your CV has a Mobile number and full Postcode, so that our systems can match you to live jobs! At this time we can only consider applications from candidates that are already resident in the UK,with the necessary permission to accept permanent offers of employment. Data Protection By applying for a specific vacancy and/supplying personal details, you give your permission to store information about you in accordance with our data protection and privacy policy. Job Type: Permanent

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