Home Office

DAC 041 - C8543 Senior Business Analyst

Incomplete applications

17
Incomplete applications
15 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

32
Completed applications
29 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 18 September 2017
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 25 September 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work To work in the data analytics competency centre on a number of products providing services to the Home Office customers.

The User Researcher will form part of a core product team.
Latest start date Friday 13 October 2017
Expected contract length 12 Months with the opportunity to extend for a further period up to a maximum of 6 months.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £700

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Internal senior management team which includes the heads of Data Products, Commercial, Analytic Services, Scientists, Product & Project Management, Application Support, Transition, Infrastructure, Architecture, Business Engagement, Business Analysis and User Research.

Occasional work with other team members including DevOps, Interaction Designers, developers and content designers.

External stakeholders representing HO business areas to include Product Owners, Service Managers and Business Sponsors.
What the specialist will work on Work with SMT within the Data Analytics, Data Quality, Managed Information and Analysis Service and Common Platform teams to procure delivery partners to deliver data products and services.

• Lead Requirements Definition/User Stories for delivery and service development functions
• Lead work to develop criteria for sifting, evaluations and selections for the provision commercial partnerships
• Define outputs/outcomes and activities for future services to include ‘consultation’
• Develop requirements for the transition from existing to new contracts
• Develop Process Maps to support delivery of the TOM
• Support formulation of business cases
• Develop a Data Needs Analysis Document

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Based in Croydon with occasional travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK.
Working arrangements Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Security clearance All staff must be SC cleared. We will ask bidders for details of key personnel, if successful the bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or we will initiate clearance process.

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
  • Demonstrable experience of working within a fast paced environment, and of the BA role within agile frameworks – 10%
  • Demonstrable experience of stakeholder relationship management and influencing skills, demonstrating success in facilitating collaboration, influencing, communicating and negotiating at all levels – 10%
  • Demonstrable experience in understanding how the services, activities and strategies in the area work together to create value for the customer/end user – 15%
  • Demonstrable expertise and experience of process modelling, gap analysis and requirements engineering with the delivery of appropriate artefacts to progress development, achieve business objectives and target operating models – 10%
  • Significant understanding, expertise and experience of working on central government objectives, operations, data, organisational structure, systems and processes -10%
  • Significant expertise and experience of undertaking options identification, analysis, evaluation and recommendation to enable informed strategic and delivery decisions -10%.
Nice-to-have skills and experience Experience of the Government Digital Service’s Design Principles and Digital Service Standard and its application to internal products and services

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria Expertise in communicating with staff, helping to clarify goals and activities and the links between these and Departmental strategy – 5%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Please can you confirm if this is a brand new position or if there is already resource in place? Yes, this is a brand new position.
2. Please could you advise re IR35 status? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process.
3. Can you confirm if this role falls inside of the off-payroll working legislation (IR35)? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process.
4. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this role, inside or outside of the legislation? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process.
5. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active SC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance Yes, it can be considered and we will sponsor the security clearance.
6. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? Feedback should be provided within 10 working days once the closing date has passed.
7. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Friday 13 October 2017 No, the latest start date will be 13 October 2017.
8. What are the other expenses which will be paid? Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
9. Is occasional remote working allowed? This will need to be agreed with the assignment manager.
10. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? The role will be based in Croydon with occasional travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK.
11. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Exclusive of VAT
12. Is this a 'business analyst' or 'user researcher' role - both are used in the notice. Or, is it a hybrid role? This is a Senior Business Analyst role
13. As you said "it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status", can you please clarify more on this? The successful applicant will need to complete the HMRC on-line assessment which will determine their IR35 status.