Start date: Monday 4 November 2019
Value: £75,000
Company size: SME
Home Office

Agile Business Analyst

55 Incomplete applications

53 SME, 2 large

91 Completed applications

87 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Tuesday 8 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 10 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 15 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
will work on projects within the Immigration Portfolio which focus on improving the technology services used to deliver the visa and immigration service for the UK. Deliverables will include value streams, customer journeys, business processes, delivery roadmaps, volumetrics, business cases and user stories. run workshops, engage closely with business users.
Latest start date
Friday 4 October 2019
Expected contract length
up to 12 months
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate
£700 A DAY

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Home Office civil servants, contractors and suppliers.
Other roles within the team: Back end and Front end developers, BA, Interaction Designer, User Researcher, DevOps, Technical Architect, Delivery Manager, Product Owner and Product Manager
What the specialist will work on
The vacancy is for a Business Analyst with experience working within Agile teams to develop business analysis products including user journeys, value streams, detailed process maps / operating procedures, well defined User Stories and acceptance criteria, in order to deliver a more efficient, user-focused service.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Metro Point, 49 Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EU
Working arrangements
onsite most days a week for face-to-face team meetings but option to work from home on occasion
Security clearance
applicants must have or obtain SC level security clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • • Significant experience in Business Analysis (Minimum 5 years)
  • • Proven-Experience in decomposing and simplifying complex problems (National-Scale)
  • • Significant experience working with Senior Stakeholders with proven ability to influence and manage expectations on deliverables
  • • Epic and Story writing in accordance with standard Agile best-practice
  • • Data analysis and modelling experience
  • • Rules-Based Management System experience
  • • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • • Security Clearance
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Experience working in the public sector
  • • Government Digital Service experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • • Nurture more junior members of the team
  • • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • • Have a flexible attitude
  • • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • • Be proficient at working in a flexible, agile environment
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. is there a current incumbent in this role?
2. We have a consultant with DBS but happy to under go SC. Will consultant be sponsored for SC clearance by the Home Office?
if required
3. Please could you advise on the latest start date as this currently states 4th October 2019.
apologies 4th November 2019
4. What is the IR35 Status?
outside of IR35
5. In our opinion, work experience is really what matter, However, do you require the individual to have any Business Analysis or Agile certification?
no certification required
6. Would you consider sponsoring SC for the right candidate?
7. Security clearance is mentioned in essential skills. We have a choice of candidates – would you prefer us to present best candidate in the SC cleared pool, or the best candidate in the overall pool?
present the candidate you think is the best fit against the JD.
8. How do I submit more profiles?
I have submitted 1 and it is not letting me submit a 2nd?
contact the digital marketplace for technical help
9. Rules-Based Management System” experience. Could you provide an example of what this might be. Thank you.
An example of a rules based management system is Red Hat Decision Manager.
10. Is it possible to provide more than one specialist for the role? If so, how?
contact the digital marketplace for technical help
11. Our Business Analyst would be fantastic fit for this role and will complete their current contract very soon.
If selected, they would work on site 3 days each week and remotely from our offices or from home on 2 days.
Would this arrangement be acceptable to you?
flexible working is an option but the BA would need to be available to be on site 5x a week