Awarded to Capita Business Services Limited

Start date: Monday 15 May 2023
Value: £30,000
Company size: large
Oldham Council

Digital Programme Resourcing : OC02 Digital Business Analyst

11 Incomplete applications

9 SME, 2 large

23 Completed applications

21 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Published
Thursday 9 March 2023
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 16 March 2023 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 23 March 2023 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Business analyst
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
The Digital BA role will be responsible for understanding services business needs and be able to creatively shape and refine business solutions to meet those needs. You will create user stories and plan development activities to facilitate phased releases of software delivery.
Latest start date
Monday 3 April 2023
Expected contract length
Initially 3 months with the option to extend on a three month basis
Location
North West England
Organisation the work is for
Oldham Council
Maximum day rate
Up to £500 ex VAT per day. Standard 8 hour working day, includes any expenses.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working within the Customer, Digital, Technology and Transformation Directorate and specifically attached to the Transformation team. You will work closely with both a range of IT project managers and technical resource such as developers, Business Analysts and Change staff. You will also need to work closely with web and communications staff, service leaders, managers and all staff in all services within scope of the transformation programme. You may also work with third party suppliers.
What the specialist will work on
Understand services needs and be able to creatively shape and refine technology solutions to meet those needs with specific experience of Microsoft applications.
Lead and facilitate workshops as part of the Digital Programme and work closely with the Programme Manager / Lead
Understand the business change needs, assess the impact of changes in relation to benefits and translate these into clearly documented requirements for new software applications and services.
Create user stories and plan development activities to facilitate phased releases of software delivery.
Work closely with services and a team of project managers, software developers and data analysts.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Oldham Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham OL1 1UT
Working arrangements
This is a hybrid role with base location in Oldham. Requirement for a mix of onsite / remote working (details to be discussed at interview). There will be limited travel required for the role maybe occasional visits to alternative office sites in Oldham but this should be minimal.
Security clearance
None

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
All expenses must be pre-agreed between the parties and must comply with the Council's policy.

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
  • Qualification in Business Analysis
  • . A track record of working on IT development programmes with demonstrable experience of working on a variety of different IT delivery projects
  • Exposure to a digital suite of systems such as CRM, Devops, Mobile Apps, BPM
  • Experience of working in a GDS framework
  • Experience of benefits definition and activity based costing
  • Experience of working with a recognised Agile or Iterative development methodology
  • Experience of Agile documentation including Backlogs, Customer Journeys, Use Cases, User Stories, Acceptance Criteria etc.
  • Experience of a variety of requirements elicitation techniques, (e.g. interviews, questionnaires, user observation, workshops, role playing and prototyping)
  • Good facilitation and influencing skills with the ability to work with large groups of staff of varying level of seniority
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well as the lead of a team, with team members and third parties keeping the team motivated to perform well
  • Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department.
  • Be comfortable working with a range if stakeholders from senior level to frontline staff to effect change
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent?
No, this is a new role within Oldham Council.
2. 1. Is the role inside or outside IR35?
outside
3. As per your specification in overview section you have given:
“Off-payroll (IR35) determination – Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company”
This means that the opportunity is inside IR35. However, your answer to a supplier question says it is outside IR35.
Please can you confirm if the job specification is correct or the answer to the question is correct? What is the actual IR35 position for this opportunity – Inside or outside?
Outside