NHS Digital

Agile Business Analyst - Scrum Master Focus

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
7 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
9 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 9 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions Monday 13 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 16 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work Map current business processes, define business impacts and define target business process to support improved clinical triage.

The Business Analysts will form part of a core product team.
Latest start date Monday 27 November 2017
Expected contract length 4 Months
Location Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for NHS Digital
Maximum day rate

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 Head of Programme, Commercial Lead, BA Lead, Product Lead, Programme & Project Management, Technical Architecture Lead/Team, Business Analysis team, Clinical Lead, Comms Lead, Service Management Lead, Benefits Lead, Research Lead and User Research.

Wider business stakeholder community including SMEs, inter-domain and cross-domain teams.
What the specialist will work on Work with the Clinical Triage Programme agile customer team, providers and suppliers to help define the next generation of NHS 111 digital products including software, data and specifications.
Key tasks:
• Facilitate all Agile meetings
• Manage and maintain agile tools and boards
• Work with Senior BA and Senior Product Manager to unblock impediments
• Regular communication with team, Senior BA and Senior Product Manager on progress and issues
• Collaborate with team to refine agile processes and tools
• Help to drive continuous improvement and knowledge sharing across the team.
• Support formulation of business cases

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Leeds
Working arrangements Based in Central Leeds with occasional travel to London.
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 Standard Digital Outcomes and Specialist Framework Agreement
Call-Off Contract

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
  • Experience of Agile methodologies and frameworks including Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience of acting as Scrum Master for agile teams including facilitation of agile ceremonies
  • Demonstrable experience of working within a fast-paced environment, and of the BA role within agile frameworks
  • Demonstrable experience of stakeholder relationship management and influencing skills, demonstrating success in facilitating collaboration, influencing, communicating and negotiating at all levels
  • Demonstrable experience in understanding how the services, activities and strategies in the area work together to create value for the customer/end user
  • Demonstrable expertise and experience of using agile project management software (e.g. Jira; Confluence; Trello, Slack)
  • Significant understanding, expertise and experience of working on central government objectives, operations, data, organisational structure, systems and processes
  • Significant expertise and experience of undertaking options identification, analysis, evaluation and recommendation to enable informed strategic and delivery decisions
Nice-to-have skills and experience 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 Demonstrable experience in communicating with staff, helping to clarify goals and activities and the links between these and Departmental strategy
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Will a T&S budget be available for the stated requirement of occasional travel to London T&S will be covered via the invoicing process on production of necessary evidence (i.e. Rail tickets)
2. Could you confirm if this role is Inside or Outside IR35 IR35 is not applicable
3. What is the budget for this role? NHS Digital are not providing the budget for this requirement.
4. Can you advise whether the assignment will likely to be extended beyond the initial 4 months? Not known at this time. If required this will be subject to a change control.
5. Can you advise if this role will fall inside or outside of the off-payroll worker legislation? This is outside of the off-payroll worker legislation
6. Is there a current incumbent in this role, or is it a new requirement. New requirement
7. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? As the supplier, you have to satisfy yourself that any person provided by you has the legal right to work in the UK in that role.
8. Will you sponsor SC clearance No
9. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 27 November 2017 Latest start date 4th December
10. Any specific format (pdf doc) in which CVs to be sent later No
11. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Exclusive of VAT
12. Is occasional remote working allowed? No
13. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted? Within 1 week
14. Is there any flexibility on the start date at all please? Latest start date 4th December