We're currently looking for a Business Analyst to join our Programme Management Unit (PMU) on a full time, permanent basis.
We have offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, London, Bristol, Southampton and Plymouth so it would be great if you were able to access one of these locations for socialising with colleagues and occasional office working. We offer hybrid and full-time home working so we'd also consider applications from people elsewhere in the UK.
The PMU is responsible for co-ordinating, defining, supporting and running the Programme of key Projects for the firm, encompassing both internal and client facing projects. They do this by providing qualified Programme Management, Project Management, Business Analysis expertise and Project Assurance.
As a Business Analyst you will be integral to defining and delivering the various firm projects.
You will be responsible for;
- Defining the scope of the project
- Effective communication to ensure understanding & agreement between all stakeholders of a project
- Articulating problems and processes to a wide variety of stakeholders
- Eliciting, documenting & validating business requirements
- Managing requirements through the project life-cycle
- Working with Project Managers to support the delivery of the project
- Potentially working on multiple projects of varying levels of complexity at any one time
- Acting as a key interface between all stakeholders both internal and external
- Ensuring that our solution, software and systems meet both the needs of users and of our overall business strategy
- Providing counsel on a best in class approach to Business Analysis
What are we looking for?
You'll have experience of working in a similar role within a professional services environment and will have hands-on experience of requirement gathering and process mapping as well as stakeholder analysis.
To be successful in this role you should be able to communicate effectively at all levels and be able to build and maintain strong working relationships with those around you.
It would be great if you have or are working towards a BCS Diploma in Business Analysis, but this is by no means essential.
Who are we?
A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What makes it great to work here?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.
Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for ethnic diversity, LGBTQ+ and for families, and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns. We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.
And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.
If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!
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