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Important dates
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Published Wednesday 30 November 2016
Deadline for asking questions Friday 2 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 7 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work We are currently embarking on a large scale business transformation programme within a key department in the Home Office. The Business Architect will be responsible for developing and maintaining the programme business architecture and high level business design solutions, ensuring alignment with wider HO initiatives and re-use wherever possible.
Latest start date 20/12/16
Expected contract length To 31st March 2017 (Potential extensions possible)
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £650 plus VAT for an exceptional candidate.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Business Architecture leads, Change portfolio team, Project Managers, Wider transformation programme and business stakeholders, specifically Business Analysts, Policy Leads, Strategy and Operational Leads, Service Design, Organisation Design, Performance
What the specialist will work on Objective:
• Develop and maintain business architecture and high-level
business design activities.

Desired Outputs:
• Lead on motivation modelling activity (VMOST)
• Lead on Information and Value Stream mapping.
• Lead on Capability Modelling and Roadmaps.
• Lead on translating the business architecture to identify
opportunities for transformation.
• Lead on assessment of existing and new business tactics to
implement strategies.

Success Criteria:
• Alignment of architecture activities to the organisational meta- model.
• Alignment of architecture activities to wider programmes of work.
• Adherence to agreed standards and principles.
• Knowledge transfer to permanent staff.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF. Travel to other sites may be required.
Working arrangements Full time Office Hours with some travel for engagement meetings in the UK. T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy.
Security clearance SC minimum or ability to be cleared to SC.

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • • A proven track record in mapping, developing and improving end-to-end architecture in a large scale enterprise environment.
  • • Extensive experience of Motivational Modelling, Value Stream Mapping and Capability Modelling.
  • • Be experienced of working in a range of project delivery environments, with targets set and reviewed on a weekly basis.
  • • Have the people skills to work with senior stakeholders to secure access to people in their working environment.
  • • Effective workshop set up, facilitation and execution.
  • • Be able to develop domain expertise quickly.
  • • Have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and a positive approach.
  • • Have ability to think creatively and be able to articulate innovative ideas to solving complex business problems.
  • • Have ability to evaluate information and present in such a way that is easily understood by the target audience, including through written and oral communication.
  • • Have ability to own issues and drive them to resolution. Provide direction to inform sound business decisions based on business priority and technical feasibility.
  • • Have know-how of how to identify and raise project dependencies, whilst working in a wider team with multiple projects in-flight.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Previous experience using Enterprise Modelling tools
  • • Knowledge of Business Architecture Guild frameworks.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • • Demonstrate excellence (for example, seek actionable feedback, set challenging targets, know users, deliver cost effective high level customer satisfaction).
  • • Show a commitment to ensuring a team understands the user need over simply delivering work, whilst recognising wider demands and influences on delivery.
  • • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions and recommendations.
  • • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • • Demonstrate courage (for example, express controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions, question actions inconsistent with group behaviours, candid about progress/estimates) in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • • Demonstrate vulnerability (for example, declare uncertainty, fear, recognise mistakes, apologise, and acknowledge weaknesses).
  • • Demonstrate responsibility (for example, act like a leader, serve your team, provide solutions to problems, engage in external/internal environments, seek the best for the organisation beyond your team).
  • • Demonstrate simplicity (for example, take simple steps to goals, do less but better, mitigate failures, talk straight with respect).
  • • Demonstrate enthusiasm (for example, bring whole self to work, celebrate success, share passion and energy with others, optimistic, and be positive).
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

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