Science and Technology Facilities Council

Business Analyst - experienced in HR based systems

Incomplete applications

23
Incomplete applications
22 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

21
Completed applications
20 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 6 November 2018
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work Conducting a detailed review of the current functionality and processes within the Corporate Data Repository (CDR), providing detailed recommendations on the actions to be taken to improve efficiency and accuracy of information held within CDR and ensure compliance with GDPR; and implementing agreed actions.
Latest start date Monday 17 December 2018
Expected contract length The contract is expected to last until 29 March 2019
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Science and Technology Facilities Council
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The Business Analyst will work with the CDR Project Manager and Applications Engineer.
What the specialist will work on The Corporate Data Repository (CDR) system provides data about people, roles, organisational structure and their relationship in a temporal database with several applications. CDR holds data on people and their non-personal details, projects and services, organisational structure and roles together with relationships between these items and makes available key data used by processes and other more specialised systems.
The Business Analyst will conduct a detailed review of the current functionality and process within the CDR, provide detailed recommendations on actions to be taken to improve efficiency and accuracy of information held within CDR, compliance with GDPR and implementing agreed actions.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The Business Analyst will work at the STFC offices at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell near Didcot.
Working arrangements The Business Analyst will be required to work onsite 5 days a week. However, he/she may occasionally work off-site when producing documents.
Security clearance The Business Analyst must have passed the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standard (or equivalent) pre-employment screening(https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/365602/HMG_Baseline_Personnel_Security_Standard.pdf) to ascertain they are entitled to work in the UK.
He/she must also have Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland.

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
  • Have at least 5 years experience in systems analysis, business model analysis, information technology, data analysis and process design.
  • Have significant experience working with systems that hold data on people, roles and organisational structure.
  • Have experience on projects with HR personnel systems.
  • Have detailed knowledge of GDPR.
  • Be self-motivated and experienced in facilitating meetings and workshops.
  • Have excellent communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills.
  • Have significant experience in writing reports, instructions, specifications and creating flowcharts.
  • Have significant experience in developing quality assurance practices and assessments.
  • Have experience in evaluating risks and predicting potential problems.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience working with a Corporate Data Repository database.
  • Experience working in the public sector environment.
  • Experience working across a multi-disciplinary organisation.
  • Experience working in a science and technology environment.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Challenge the current business procedures for managing people, roles and organisational structures.
  • Share knowledge and experience with stakeholders, users and the Project Manager.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

75%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is the budget for this task? The estimated budget for this task is in the region of £42,000.
2. Is there a current incumbent and if so will they be applying? There is no current incumbent.
3. Is the position inside or outside IR35? The position is outside IR35.
4. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this requirement. The authority confirms this requirement is outside IR35.
5. Which HR system it is which will be used? The Business Analyst will conduct a detailed review of the current functionality and processes within the existing Corporate Data Repository (CDR), providing detailed recommendations on the actions to be taken to improve efficiency and accuracy of information held and ensure compliance with GDPR. The CDR database resides on an Oracle Relational Database platform version 10.2. The database is run as a single-instance system.
6. There are already 3 adverts on Jobserve.com for this position by 3 suppliers. None of the jobs being advertised on Jobserve.com (or anywhere else) are for this position, or even for this organisation.
This position is only being advertised through Digital Outcomes.
7. I do apologise, I didnt make my point clear. 3 Digital Marketplace approved suppliers (not SME's) are advertising on Jobserve.com for prospective candidates to fulfil this requirement should their application be sucessful. CV's that will accompany their application will not come from their companies nor will they be certain that the people put forward will still be available. Noted. We are aware of this as we have used this route before and we will be holding interviews.
8. Would you apply for the Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland if the candidate does not already hold this clearance or will you consider only those candidates who have existing clearance? As the Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland is relatively quick if the selected candidate did not already hold this clearance we would request the candidate (or his organisation) applied for it.
On previous occasions it has taken less than 5 working days.
9. Does the £42k budget include VAT? No, the £42k budget does not include VAT.