Business Analyst Ref: 5473

School/department: IT Services
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). Please note: due to business needs, full-time hours are required.
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months to cover maternity leave
Reference: 5473
Salary: starting at £33,797  to £40,322 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  25 March 2021
Closing date:  16 April 2021   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: TBC

Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently working at the University

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Business Analyst to join our IT Services division.  This is an exciting and transformational time within IT Services as we emerge from the pandemic and we start an ambitious programme of replacing and redeveloping a significant number of major systems to meet our strategic ambitions.  You will be part of a team central in driving this process forward. 

You will have a strong analytical mindset with the ability to gather, analyse and evaluate information from a number of different sources and present this information back to relevant stakeholders to clarify understanding within the project. 

You will be responsible for gathering information from stakeholders, using a range of elicitation techniques, and for analysing and documenting complex business processes, user stories, functional and non-functional requirements.  You will provide expertise in business process mapping using BPMN and gap analysis of as-is and to-be processes to identify issues and understand potential gains; assisting in creating a business case for change, including benefits mapping and realisation. 

You will be able to understand business change requirements and address stakeholder concerns whilst being able to constructively challenge inefficient ways of working to deliver process improvements.

You will have strong skills as an effective communicator and will be able to establish excellent working relationships with our customers. 

In addition, you will have an understanding of technical principles and be able to work closely with the applications and testing teams to ensure that business requirements are met.

The role requires a highly-motivated and organised individual who has proven experience of working to deadlines.  You will have the ability to manage multiple requests concurrently, strategically prioritising your work when required.  You will enjoy working as part of a team as well as be comfortable using your own initiative to work independently.

Please contact Michèle Saliman (  for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5473 [PDF 180.86KB]

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 110.00KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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