Business Analyst

London (Central), London (Greater)
11 May 2021
10 Jul 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
IT, Project management
Contract Type

About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Business Area - IT

Role: Business Analyst

Location: London

Reporting to: Global Projects and Portfolio Manager

Hours of work -Monday to Friday, 09:30 - 17:30. You may be required to work additional hours to facilitate project implementations or support call resolution

Role Overview:

Work as a Business Analyst on a variety of IT projects and play a leading role on smaller projects as required

Main responsibilities:

  • Undertake business analysis work in relation to specific projects
  • Develop Requirements Management Plans
  • Identify, gather and document business and functional/non-functional requirements
  • Arrange and manage requirement reviews
  • Business process modelling and improving business processes
  • Assist with developing and running test programmes in relation to specific systems and projects
  • Prepare appropriate documentation and supporting materials in relation to specific projects
  • Work closely with 3rd party suppliers to communicate requirements and deliver solutions
  • Adhere to Ashurst's project methodology
  • Assist with project management tasks and take responsibility for delivery of smaller projects
  •  produce written documentation to support your work, report on your findings and to present to stakeholders when necessary
  •  Facilitate successful release handover/service transition of projects into BAU, using appropriate templates and processes.

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience as a Business Analyst with a proven track record of successful project delivery in a professional services company, ideally a law firm.
  • Able to learn and understand current business processes and help to model new processes/ procedures
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Able to listen to and understand customer requirements
  • Able to operate within a project brief, reporting to the Project Manager as required
  • Working knowledge of different analysis techniques/methods, including requirements definition and specification, ERD/DFDs etc.
  • Good knowledge of testing approaches/methods, and experience of devising and running testing procedures
  • Awareness/exposure to different software development life cycles and methods
  • Produce high level solutions/approaches, requiring systems analysis and design skills
  • High level of familiarity with MS Office as a production tool
  • Assist with research and evaluation of software solutions from 3rd party suppliers and production of necessary deliverables such as tender documents, liaising with suppliers
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Able to manage small projects from inception to delivery
  • Full project lifecycle experience
  • Detail oriented with an ability to work accurately and efficiently even when under pressure
  • Ability to complete set tasks with minimal supervision
  • Tactful and diplomatic when in pressured situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Uses initiative - 'can do' approach
  • Client focused

Desired skills and experience

  • A good technical background
  • Working within a structured project framework
  • Knowledge of legal back office systems such as Document Management, HR and Practice Management systems
  • Familiar with MS Office for documentation
  • Knowledge of Web technologies and n-tier architecture
  • Knowledge of client-server architecture
  • RDBMS understanding (MS SQL Server)
  • Familiar with Windows 10
  • Familiar with ITIL, Prince 2, Agile
  • Flowchart and data-flow diagramming