Scottish Enterprise

Business Analyst

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
9 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
38 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 5 April 2019
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 12 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work You’ll be an integral member of the team, drives development of new services. Help create user-focused digital projects by analysing data/speaking to customers/stakeholders, conducting research sessions to identify key service needs.
An exciting number of projects are underway which combined will transform the way that services are delivered for businesses.
Latest start date Monday 22 April 2019
Expected contract length 6 months with the option to extend for a further 2, 3 month periods
Location Scotland
Organisation the work is for Scottish Enterprise
Maximum day rate £550 per day including agency fees and excluding VAT
This role is outwith IR35.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Working within an Agile service design, delivery and support team of circa 30 people responsible for digital transformation activities across the organisation. It’s a multidisciplinary team with software developers, data engineers, testers, designers, user researchers, Dynamics developers, service designers and product owners. The BA will work closely within the service design team with product owners and service designers to engage with the wider business and map out new business processes to support the delivery of services to our users.
What the specialist will work on The specialist will support the implementation of SE’s digital transformation. This service design team are looking specifically at the systems and processes involved in managing financial transactions with businesses who have successfully applied for business support. The review of these services will require hands on business analysis as well as working within an agile delivery team with varied tasks involved day to day.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Scottish Enterprise
5 Atlantic Quay
150 Brommielaw
G2 8LU
Working arrangements The supplier is expected to supply a resource to work as part of the team. A core team is based in Glasgow city centre and work standard working hours of 9-5 Mon-Fri. It is expected that the resource would be available for physical meetings and coworking at regular scheduled times but remote working is available as long as delivery is not affected.
Security clearance Baseline Personnel Security Standard level clearance is required for this role.

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
  • Team player - Experience being a hands on member of a multi disciplinary agile delivery team taking on varied tasks
  • System analysis – experience engaging with product owner and other departments and suppliers in order to map out processes and associated system
  • Process design – experience working with a team to incrementally improve processes across the organisation
  • Agile design – experience of working closely with service designers to deliver projects in an agile way
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • As a hands on member of an agile delivery team you will also be involved in tasks such as team planning, gathering customer feedback
  • presenting learnings and findings to colleagues and stakeholders, getting involved with delivering team priorities.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as part of an agile team, helping others clear priority tasks as required.
  • Deliver value to customers early and often.
  • Be transparant and collaborative in decision making.
  • Take responsibility and ownership of tasks.
  • Challenge the status quo.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a current incumbent? Yes there is.
2. Is there an incumbent in this role onsite and will they be reapplying in this process. There is an incumbent onsite, we don't know if the incumbent is reapplying in this process as we don't have site of who applies until after the deadline has passed.
3. Will you sponsor / support the BPSS clearance for successful candidate? No we will not sponsor/support the BPPS clearance, this will be for the successful candidate to do.
4. When it says "How many specialists to evaluate?" and indicates 3, please can you clarify if this means a maximum of 3 candidates can be introduced as potential options, or otherwise. It means we are only looking to take 3 candidates through from all of the submissions to the evaluation stage. We will follow the DOS shortlisting process to do so.