Business Analyst (12m FTC)

Slaughter and May
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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Who we are

Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, advising on high-profile and ground- breaking transactions around the globe. The firm provides clients with a professional service of the highest calibre, combining our technical excellence with an unparalleled commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to legal issues. We are offering you the opportunity to be part of the team that supports our lawyers in providing outstanding legal advice to some of the world’s leading businesses.

At Slaughter and May, we have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do. Our inclusive spirit will ensure your contribution is valued and you will enjoy an open, friendly and supportive culture. As a market leader, we will provide you with excellent benefits, facilities and training opportunities to support you in your career.

Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional, engaging individual to join us as a Business Analyst, in our leading London-based Technology Team.


We are recruiting for an experienced Business Analyst to join the Technology Department on a 12m fixed term contract.

The Business Analyst will sit within the Technology department, but will work as a key member of the cross functional teams. The Business Analyst team is headed up by the Strategy and Architecture Manager and it compromises of 3 Business Analysts. The Business Analyst team sit within the Strategy and Architecture team. The team are involved in a number of full-lifecycle projects, involving the Business Analyst at every stage, including but not restricted to: requirements definition (defining, analysing, documenting and interpreting business requirements), market evaluation, selection, configuration, training, testing, implementation, change management, and post-implementation road-mapping and review.


The key responsibilities of this role are set out below and there may be others which are not listed. You may be required on occasion to work outside our normal working hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm.

  • Undertake consultation, interviews and workshops with diverse stakeholder groups
  • Analyse requirements, providing clear, concise and objective analysis
  • Document requirements and process flows (existing and future)
  • Capture and disseminate both technical and business information
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Liaise between technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Assist sponsors to make a preferred solution decision and build business case
  • Assist in the implementation of the chosen solution to ensure that it continues to meet the documented requirements; and
  • Produce a road-map for future product developments.
  • Work alongside the PMO project managers and be accountable for skills and knowledge transfer.


Candidates for this position must have the following skills:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a business analyst role
  • Experience of effectively eliciting requirements from a variety of audiences
  • Experience of requirements management, including documentation, assimilation, and translating requirements into tender documents
  • Experience of generating and collating accurate documentation
  • Strong data analysis and mapping skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft products and/or legal software
  • Excellent communication skills and team collaboration
  • Displays the highest standard of professional ethics
  • Ideally BA accredited by either BCS or IIBA
  • Experience of dealing with external suppliers
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with the key stakeholders at all levels
  • Self-starter with the ability to work alone or as part of a team without constant supervision
  • Flexible team player, happy to provide support to colleagues in a variety of areas
  • Strong time management, organisational and meeting management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while working to deadlines and maintaining a high degree of accuracy, organisation and composure
  • Experience of working on IT projects, covering the full software development lifecycle
  • Understanding and experience of a variety of project management methodologies
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Visio
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience)

You will also be expected to display the attributes set out under the firm’s Key Behaviours for Business Services staff for this level of role. Below are the most relevant for this role:

Technical & professional expertise

  • Highly knowledgeable and experienced in a specialist area; seen as the key ‘go-to person’.
  • Able to provide insightful solutions and assured judgments on broad and complicated technical issues.
  • Keeps fully up to speed with technical and professional developments in own specialist field.
  • Sets very high standards for the quality of work delivered within own area of responsibility.
  • Reviews own and others’ work to check for errors and ensure quality.
  • Maintains high standards even when working to tight deadlines.
  • Maintains high levels of discretion when dealing with privileged or confidential information.

Drive to deliver

  • Takes responsibility for the performance and results of people, projects or processes.
  • Deals effectively with multiple conflicting priorities on self and the team.
  • Efficiently allocates people and resources to tasks and projects.
  • Gets the balance of priorities right between emerging issues and planned projects.
  • Encourages and challenges team members to raise the bar on performance.
  • Reviews tasks and projects to enable learning from experience.
  • Operates self-sufficiently, taking responsibility for a range of assignments and projects.
  • Consistently delivers results on time through effective planning and project management.
  • Flexibly juggles multiple tasks and competing demands.
  • Willingly takes on requests or problems that fall outside own remit or expertise.

Analysis & judgement

  • Interprets a range of data to identify trends and critical issues, track performance or report on progress.
  • Digs down, probes and questions to get to the bottom of complex issues.
  • Provides sound, well-reasoned advice and recommendations on complex or ambiguous issues.
  • Considers bigger-picture implications of decisions for other functions, clients, and the firm as a whole.
  • Plans for the future of own specialist area, thinking to the short, medium and longer term.
  • Ensures own plans and strategies are aligned with those of the function and the firm.
  • Carefully manages costs and budgets where these fall within own remit.

Service excellence

  • Highly personally responsive and helpful in response to issues and problems raised by senior members of the firm.
  • Shows a strong interest in understanding clients’ work, in order to put requests in context.
  • Sets very high standards for the quality of work delivered within own area of responsibility.
  • Ensures an appropriate balance between speed and quality in own and others’ work.
  • Actively and openly manages client expectations where necessary.
  • Regularly seeks feedback from clients on the quality of service.
  • Shapes, communicates and promotes best practice standards in own specialist area.
  • Demonstrates integrity and impartiality in decisions and recommendations, always acting in the interests of the firm.
  • Considers the legal, regulatory and confidentiality implications of all work carried out in own area.


Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise on high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions and on contentious matters delivering bespoke solutions to clients for over 130 years.

We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.

Across our four offices in London, Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong we have 109 partners and over 1300 employees worldwide. We make sure we have the finest lawyers in the market and train them to the highest standards. This means our clients always get advice which is clear, confident and commercial, but also advice which guides and leads them towards a recommended solution. 

We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader.

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+44 (0)20 7600 1200
One Bunhill Row
United Kingdom
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