Business Analyst (Arts Sbu) (Interim)

I am looking for a Business Analyst to be based in South West London for a 3 month contract (with the view to extend). This is working for the public sector and paying up to £300 umbrella. This role is inside i35.

As an analyst for the Arts SBU you will have a remit that covers two pieces of discrete work that will support the planning and effective deployment of staff and non-staff resources.


Staffing model – allocating staff time to projects and activities within the Arts UK SBU,

Design, build and implement a staffing model allocating staff time to projects/activities within the arts SBU
Work and develop relationship with stakeholders within the Arts UK SBU to understand the allocation of staff time to projects/activities within the Arts UK SBU
Define design specifications and business needs of the staffing model
Gain agreement and share your findings with arts UK stakeholders
Communicate the model to management
Use data modelling practices to analyse and present your finding with stakeholders
Identify and document processes to determine staff time allocation to projects/activities
Facilitate handover to the Director of Portfolio and Operations of the staffing model
Prepare a project plan for delivery of the staffing model so important milestones are met

Arts Programme Database – evaluating its structure, design and functionality through support and engagement with its key stakeholders.

Experience and Skills

Technical Skills
Previous experience in data modelling using excel staff planning preferred
A deep knowledge, technical understanding and accomplished practical fluency in sharepoint software and in its functionality ideally in a corporate environment
Experience of designing, implementing and operating a sharepoint site with comparable complexity to a project management application

Practical application ability with Microsoft office including immediate level excel (pivot tables V look up etc), good working knowledge of other windows based program (word, powerpoint etc) and have the ability to organise/analyse data in a structured way.
Awareness of related programme management software tools and how they relate to sharepoint

Project Management Skills
A background in a Project Management Office (‘PMO’) support function, or equivalent experience, so with knowledge of standard project management processes and governance

Organisational Skills
Must possess the ability to work independently, establish priorities and demonstrate good judgement skills.
Must have excellent planning skills and be able to meet deadlines where there are competing priorities
Dealing with ambiguity : ability to adapt and excel as a team player in a change oriented environment

Communication and Influencing Skills
Influencing skills where there is no direct line management accountability
Knowledge in generating process documentation
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Interpersonal Skills
Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with all levels of stakeholders
A positive, can do attitude of mind and an ability to demonstrate empathy with colleagues who may not find such technical applications intuitive.

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