RSPB • Flexible in UK

Business Analyst

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £28420 - £31529 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Nature is in Crisis, and here at the RSPB we are working across the UK and overseas to save it. As the UK's largest nature conservation charity, with a workforce of over 14,000 employees and volunteers, we have an ambitious programme of work to transform our approach and deepen our impact.

Recognising that people are at the heart of delivering this, we have an exciting opportunity for a talented business analyst to join our Transformation team. You will support an integrated programme and project management team, joining a team of project professionals, including volunteers, who deliver organisational wide people and business change across the RSPB. The work will be fast paced, far reaching and innovative, covering all elements of our operations.

You can be based anywhere in the UK, and we are very supportive of flexible working. We value and understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds within our workforce and strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community.

What's the role about?

You’ll be responsible for delivering business analysis support and insight (e.g. requirements engineering, business process modelling, organisational design, etc.) to projects and programmes across the UK that will support the RSPB 2030 strategy. As an experienced and proactive business analyst you’ll be used to working independently at pace with a number of projects and programmes, interacting with stakeholders across the organisation and effectively communicating your analysis using the most appropriate approach.

Key activities will include:

  • Supporting the RSPB Transformation team in delivering business analysis to support key people-centric projects and programmes. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Requirements engineering,
    • Business process modelling
    • Organisational design
  • Working with stakeholders from across the RSPB, you’ll manage and maintain their support throughout your business analysis
  • Communicating and engaging with colleagues and stakeholders at a variety of levels. You will be confident in articulating your business analysis work in a number of ways and will be able to confidently engage Senior Management to drive and manage positive change
  • Supporting the project and programme managers in developing robust business cases

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of delivering high quality, focused and insightful business analysis to support a range of projects and programmes
  • Experience of working with and influencing a range of stakeholders across an organisation
  • Experience of effectively communicating business analysis findings and results using the most appropriate media and approach (written, spoken, visual, etc.)
  • Experience of working within a standard project management framework e.g. PRINCE2, Agile, RSPB Project Management Framework
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a wider team
  • Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A business analysis qualification – e.g. ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis, BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis – or an equivalent level of experience
  • Experience of delivering business analysis for people and business change projects and programmes – although our projects sometimes have a digital technology element, our main focus is organisational, workforce and leadership transformation
  • Experience of working within an agile project management environment
  • Experience of managing a wider business analysis team, including volunteers and 3rd party suppliers/partners
  • Experience of building robust business cases
  • Experience of contributing to and sharing of business analysis best practice
  • This is a Permanent, Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week. Whilst the role is offered full time we are open to applications from anyone able to work at least 30 hours per week.

    We are looking to conduct interviews for this position asap. For further information please contact neil.bramley@rspb.org.uk


    As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.


    The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

    Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

    Company benefits

    Open to part-time employees
    Open to compressed hours
    Enhanced maternity leave
    Enhanced paternity leave
    Adoption leave
    Shared parental leave
    24 days annual leave + bank holidays
    Enhanced sick pay

    The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

    First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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