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Practice Lead - Business Analysis - FS

  • Location London
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH118590

Practice Manager - Business Analysis - Financial Services

Permanent

£75,000 - £90,000 + package

Remote / London - City

Head of Business Analysis, practice lead, Business Analysis lead, Business analysis, deployment lead, stakeholder engagement, central pool management, mentoring, leadership, coaching, resource allocation, delivery, change, transformation

Our medium sized client within the payments space has worked hard over the last 18 months to centralise it's Change / Delivery Function for the business to draw upon to successfully deliver projects & programmes. As part of this process the practice pool of Business Analysts has build up & now requires structure, management & leadership.

The business are therefore looking for a Business Analysis Practice Lead to manage & run the practice to ensure it's delivering resource & capability throughout the business where needed. This role will be central to the BA function delivering a high quality service to the business.

The role will involve the following:

  • Leadership & management of the Business Analysis Function
  • Working closely with the Head of Delivery Practice & Head of Change to understand where needs resource & to ensure the appropriate staff are deployed
  • Ensure the companies standardised change practice is understood & used amongst the BA community
  • Mentoring & coaching of the BA's within the function
  • Resource & planning management to ensure all areas of the business are supported effectively
  • Hands on Business Analysis work where required
  • Project / programme scoping to understand skillset & capability needs
  • Programme analysis to understand where needs change resource.

The successful candidate will need the following experience:

  • Leadership of a business analysis function previously.
    • The business will consider a Lead / Senior BA that has managed deployment & management of a team of 5+ BA's however they will need to demonstrate strategic vision
  • Working with a head of change /change leader previously planning & deploying project resource
  • A strong background in Programme Level Business Analysis
  • Experience working & delivering change within the Financial Services - Retail banking & Payments preferred but others not discounted
    • Defence or critical national infrastructure experience also desirable
  • Senior stakeholder management
  • Undertaking analysis of a project & deciding on resource capability & management.
  • Line management of 5-15 staff

This role is critical to the centralised function working & requires an individual with significant strategic business sense alongside strong leadership qualities. There will be hands on strategic business analysis but this role is more leadership, deployment & coaching.

This is a great opportunity for someone to lead the function & help the centralised function succeed.

The role is presently fully remote but will require some time per week in the office in the future however the business are very flexible in their working practices & approach.

Head of Business Analysis, practice lead, Business Analysis lead, Business analysis, deployment lead, stakeholder engagement, central pool management, mentoring, leadership, coaching, resource allocation, delivery, change, transformation