Business Analyst 12 month FTC

Glasgow, Glasgow City
21 Jun 2021
28 Jul 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Other specialist roles
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. To find out more please visit here

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 - Central Management and Operations

Role: Business Analyst (12 month FTC)

Location: Glasgow

Reporting to: Business Analysis Manager

Hours of work - Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:30. You may be required to work additional hours to facilitate project implementations. The ability to be flexible and regularly work an earlier shift to allow for some crossover with Australian offices (e.g. - 0700 - 1530) is essential

Department/ Role Overview:

Work as a Business Analyst on a transformation project digitising the firm; with activities to including revising global policy, optimising processes and specifying improvements to end user computing tools

Main responsibilities:

  • Undertake business analysis work digitising the firm, making the organisation more efficient and sustainable
  • Lead workshops, interviews, shadowing, etc. with appropriate stakeholders, some of which may be in a different geographical location and/or time zone to yourself
  • Capturing of As-Is processes along with all interfaces, controls, inputs, outputs and costs.
  • Capture and documentation of requirements (business, functional and non-functional, data, etc.) using programme defined templates and co-ordinating review and sign-off
  • Development of workable To-Be processes that deliver efficiencies, cost savings and global standardisation of working practice
  • Identify stakeholders within the As-Is and To-Be processes to ensure all challenges and requirements are captured and can be verified with the appropriate users
  • Support the creation of business procedures and related user documentation, including training materials
  • Close liaison with technology teams Close liaison with, stakeholders to understand business needs and challenges
  • Assist with developing and running test programmes in relation to specific systems and projects
  • Prepare clear and concise 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

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:

  • Experience as a business analyst working on and implementing process efficiencies within a services company, ideally a law firm
  • Demonstrable experience of working on complex, large-scale business transformation
  • Working knowledge of different analysis techniques/methods, including requirements definition and specification and ability to spot tenuous links and critical process dependencies
  • Excellent knowledge of business process mapping methodology and disciplines
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and ability to quickly understand the key component steps and interfaces within operational business processes and model new processes/procedures
  • Able to work collaboratively and effectively with teams remotely in a global context,
  • Organised and able to prioritise own workload to meet deadlines within robust project framework
  • Very proficient in use of MS Office tools (especially Visio, Excel, Word & PowerPoint)
  • Able to liaise and influence senior stakeholders within the firm
  • Tactful and diplomatic when in pressured situations, with ability to challenge and motivate others
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, with an ability to bring clarity to an operational environment with complex influencing factors
  • Possesses strong customer mindset and a desire to deliver world-class service outcomes

Desired skills and experience

  • Recognised Business Analysis certification (BCS, IIBA)

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