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The deadline was Tuesday 15 November 2016
Qualifications Wales

Business Analyst for Qualifications Wales’ Data Collection and Statistical Publications Project

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Important dates

Tuesday 8 November 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 10 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 15 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Qualifications Wales seeks a Business Analyst to inform the design and delivery of new data collection systems and processes for an independent qualifications regulator for Wales, the purpose of which collection is to gather and analyse data for use strategically for the qualification system in Wales, for analysis and publications
Latest start date
Expected contract length
An initial period of three/four months, with the possibility of a contract extension.
Organisation the work is for
Qualifications Wales
Maximum day rate
£600 per day including VAT (=£500 ex VAT). Travel and Subsistence payments are expected to be covered by the day rate whilst in Cardiff or Newport counties, but may be claimed when travelling outside of those areas

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
A small project team, including the Head of Research, Head of ICT, Head of Procurement, Director Finance and Corporate Services.
What the specialist will work on
Scope: • Gathering and prioritised analysis of the requirements of internal systems and c.120 external stakeholders, mapped to user stories/journeys. • Analysis of practical (potentially strategic) requirements and business change implications for the organisation of new system. • Solutions evaluation. • Supporting in the procurement of development partners. To support project outputs: • Proposal for a data collection and publication schedule. • Technical understanding of likely IT solution (collection system, statistical analysis package, data warehousing capability). • Cost estimates for project development phase(s). • Assisting Procurement of development contract(s). • Early development of to-be business process and business change implications.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The project is based at: Qualifications Wales, Q2 Building, Pencarn Lane, Imperial Park, Coedkernew, Newport, NP10 8AR so the work will be there for a large proportion of time. However, some considerable travel will also be expected to visit with stakeholders throughout Wales.
Working arrangements
As far as possible, face-to-face working is encouraged, but the team operates within a high-tech environment and is accustomed to using skype technology to enable team meetings and discussion. Face-to-face working with stakeholders is essential. Attendance in person at Project Board meetings is preferable.
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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
  • Demonstrates good practise knowledge and expertise in gathering business requirements from a variety of external data suppliers and data users. (Ideally, in a statistical context.) 15 points
  • Track record of working in a business change context in a data collection and management context, involving a variety of external data suppliers and data users. 15 points
  • Proposes effective approach to undertaking analysis including a timescale that provides for completion of the analysis and presentation of report in two phases a) outcomes b) good practice. 10 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Understanding of the qualification system in Wales and the wider context of the UK. 5 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Comfort talking with all levels of internal staff and external stakeholders. 3 points
  • A history of evidenced-based and transparent working and decision-making. 3 points
  • A history of acknowledging and promptly addressing sometimes uncomfortable or difficult issues. 3 points
  • A whole-hearted team working ethic. 3 points
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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