• Business Analyst Community of Practice Lead London
  • The Bank of England in London, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 6 days ago

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Business Analyst Community of Practice (CoP) Lead

The Business Analyst Community of Practice (CoP) Lead, is a part of the Technology Strategy & Architecture (TSA) divisional leadership team, reporting directly into the Head of Division while also providing leadership and methodology and process guidance across other divisions.

The Business Analyst Community of Practice (CoP) Lead will drive knowledge sharing, collaboration, and continuous improvement within our business analyst community. They will be responsible for encouraging a culture of learning, innovation, and good practices within the business analyst community, that spans multiple teams and divisions.

This role will play a pivotal part in championing a supportive and collaborative working environment, where members can share knowledge, skills, and experiences to collectively elevate the standard of business analysis across the organisation.

You will set and deliver the Business Analysis strategy for Technology, and you... will encourage and empower your team to drive quality BA outcomes. You will ensure that the BA strategy you represent aligns with the Deputy Governorship Chief Information Officer (DGCIO) areas and central Technology. You will be accountable with the DGCIO areas for shaping and delivering the BA team needed to deliver the portfolio of projects and Technology services. You will specifically be responsible for:

1. Leading the Business Analysis function

2. Leading the quality process for business analysis

3. Recruitment and resource allocation for the BAs

4. BA staff development and training

5. Line management of BAs as required

As a member of the TSA Leadership Team, you are individually and collectively accountable for the performance of Technology BA services to the Bank.

Primary accountabilities:

Staff Management, Development & Training
• You may be expected to line manage BAs as the CoP evolves to support the Technology Operating Model in the steady state.
• You will feed into the appraisal process, and work with the DG areas to ensure BA contributions, alignment to standards and quality of deliverables are factored into the BA's appraisal.
• You will be responsible for ensuring the BA community comes together to share knowledge and experiences and that this is encapsulated within defined BA standards and tools.
• You will be responsible for developing a BA career pathway so that there is a clear sign-posted route from a Junior BA through to Lead BA with associated training suggestions.

Recruitment, Resource Allocation & Planning
• You take the lead on BA recruitment activities, understanding the type of BA required and working with the DGCIO areas to recruit and on-board suitably qualified individuals.
• You help shape and lead on the total Technology BA demand, in partnership with the DGCIO areas.
• You are able to prioritise and deliver a sophisticated portfolio of BA work to time, including the ability to make priority calls and decisions with regards to BA resourcing.
• You work with the DGCIO areas to understand BA skills and aspirations and use this to ensure that BAs are working on the right outcomes that help with their personal and professional development.

Define Methods & Templates
• You will drive the CoP forward by bringing the best of industry into the Bank. This will be reflected in good practice methods and template including tools and standards with clear guidance on their usage.
• You will act as the BA voice on any delivery or framework changes that impact the ways of working for the BA community.
• You will develop a feedback loop within the BA CoP to ensure lessons learned are fed back into the methods, templates, tools and standards so that a 'continuous improvement' mentality is embedded within the CoP.

Lead the Quality Process
• You have overall accountability for ensuring that the Technology BA service provided meets the quality requirements of all the DGCIO areas.
• You represent the BA CoP on matters of BA service, including addressing quality issues, in partnership with the DGCIO, and the wider TSA leadership team.
• You are accountable for ensuring the BA CoP is well set out, run and that goals, priorities and outcomes are defined and agreed, and delivery expectations are clearly communicated with a focus on quality first.

Role requirements:

An experienced technologist
• You have an established track record as a Lead BA or leading the delivery of a BA function / team in a comparable organisation.
• You have demonstrated experience in leading or participating in a community of practice, special interest group, or similar knowledge-sharing initiative.
• You are familiar with agile methodologies and modern business analysis tools and technologies.
• You will be familiar with working in organisations that use different delivery methodologies (project and product) in parallel and you can drive strong practice in both.

A strong and established BA leader
• You have experience of leading successful BA team members and have experience of leading a team in a highly matrixed manner.
• You will drive standardisation of BA tools, templates, and techniques across a matrixed environment.
• You have demonstrable experience in setting and delivering high-reaching BA targets.
• You are an effective communicator, able to build a compelling narrative and encourage people to follow you.
• You are able to build trusted relationships at all levels of the Bank, enabling you to have difficult conversations in pursuit of a common objective. You are able to make and recommend difficult decisions on BA delivery and service.
• You are recognised as an insightful leader and a role model for the Bank's leadership values, promoting an inclusive culture and working environment.

An experienced manager
• You have strong leadership and organisational abilities, with the capacity to lead change and develop a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.
• You can drive and embed change through appropriate planning, effective governance and by connecting with your people.
• You can collaborate and co-define with wider delivery teams to both influence and be influenced by the emerging technology related needs.
• You have a passion for learning and professional development, with a desire to empower others through knowledge sharing and mentorship.

A strategic problem solver
• You are recognised as authority in your area of responsibility. You keep up to date with the latest developments and thinking, proactively evaluating their potential relevance and value to the Bank.
• You can contribute to innovative and high-quality solutions that simplify, make valuable contributions and meet the Bank's needs.

An ambassador for the Bank
• You are able to build and tap into a wide external network to learn, attract talent, and help drive the reputation of the Bank as an employer of choice for high calibre staff. You may have the opportunity to represent the Bank at relevant external engagements.

Our Approach to Inclusion

The Bank values diversity, equity and inclusion. We play a key role in maintaining monetary and financial stability, and to do that effectively, we believe we need a workforce that reflects the society we serve.

At the Bank of England, we want all colleagues to feel valued and respected, so we're working hard to build an inclusive culture which supports people from all backgrounds and communities to be at their best at work. We celebrate all forms of diversity, including (but not limited to) age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. We believe that it's by drawing on different perspectives and experiences that we'll continue to make the best decisions for the public.

We welcome applications from individuals who work flexibly, including job shares and part time working patterns. We've also partnered with external organisations to support us in making adjustments for candidates and employees in the recruitment process where they're needed.

For most roles where work can be carried out at home, we aim for colleagues to spend half of their time in the office, with a minimum of 40% per month. Subject to that minimum requirement, individuals and managers should work together to find what works best for them, their team and stakeholders.

Finally, we're proud to be a member of the Disability Confident Scheme. If you wish to apply under this scheme, you should check the box in the 'Candidate Personal Information' under the 'Disability Confident Scheme' section of the application.

Salary and Benefits Information

This specific role offers a base salary of £84,400 - £97,380 per annum on full-time basis. In addition, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package as detailed below:
• A non-contributory, career average pension giving you a guaranteed retirement benefit of 1/95th of your annual salary for every year worked. There is the option to increase your pension (to 1/50th) or decrease (to 1/120th) in exchange for salary through our flexible benefits programme each year.
• A discretionary performance award based on a current award pool.
• A 8% benefits allowance with the option to take as salary or purchase a wide range of flexible benefits.
• 26 days' annual leave with option to buy up to 12 additional days through flexible benefits.
• Private medical insurance and income protection.

National Security Vetting Process

Employment in this role will be subject to the National Security Vetting clearance process (and typically can take between 6 to 12 weeks post offer) and the passing of additional Bank security checks in accordance with the Bank policy. Further information regarding the vetting and security clearance requirements for the role will be provided to the successful applicant, and information about how the Bank processes personal data for these purposes, is set out in the Bank's Privacy Notice.

The Application Process

Important: Please ensure that you complete the 'work history' section and answer ALL the application questions fully. All candidate applications are anonymised to ensure that our hiring managers will not be able to see your personal information, including your CV, when reviewing your application details at the screening stage. It's therefore really important that you fill out the work history and application form questions, as your answers will form a critical part of the initial selection process.

The assessment process will comprise of two stages.

The closing date for application is 29 May 2024.

Please apply online, ensuring that you complete your work history and answer ALL the application questions fully and in detail as your application will not be considered if all mandatory questions are not fully completed
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