Business Analyst Ref 20556

School/department: IT Services
Hours: full time or part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 20556
Salary: starting at £36,333 to £43,155 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  22 May 2023
Closing date:  5 June 2023 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should suitable applications be received.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

Led by an award-winning Chief Digital Transformation Officer and inspirational leadership team, we are now embarking on an ambitious programme of transformational change. Over the coming years, this digital transition will be an ever-developing programme supported by senior stakeholders both financially and strategically. Whilst we are already a highly successful organisation and business, the University will be a very different world in years to come and aspires to achieve levels of performance and digital delivery as yet unseen in the sector. All of this is underpinned by major construction and estate renewal, an exciting programme of work to add thousands of accommodation spaces, and a network replacement project to install the latest digital infrastructure as part of the journey towards a fully data-enabled organisation.

We are moving to agile ways of working and need to take the organisation on the same journey; to be sector leading and to deliver a model of digital delivery fit for the coming years. As this programme gains momentum, we need to unpick our challenges and legacy systems and move towards meeting our potential.

As the Business Analyst, you will be a key member of the Digital Engagement team, working on a range of initiatives and projects across the University. You will undertake and manage the pre-project stage work which includes the preparation of business cases, requirements specifications, user stories and estimates.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills, having the capability to convey complex, technical information to all levels of staff. You will have experience in applying business analysis disciplines as well as the ability to manage time critical schedules combined with an excellent attention to detail. Ideally, you will also have an understanding of the higher education sector and knowledge of IT systems and processes that support the student lifecycle and beyond.

Not only do we offer flexible and remote working, a vibrant atmosphere, use of our incredible facilities, benefits, and an amazing pension; but we are offering the opportunity to be part of a transformation that will see us set the benchmark for a model of digital delivery in the HE sector.

Please contact Michelle Richardson on for informal enquiries.

Please apply by providing a cover letter and CV to the following email address

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

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification 20556 [PDF 111.54KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Please apply by providing a cover letter and CV, please include Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOCX 65.11KB] 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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