Health Education England (HEE)

Agile Business Analyst - trainee management

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
5 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
29 SME, 6 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 17 June 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 24 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work Analyse user /business needs ensuring outcomes align with strategy, delivering to the business architecture. Responsible for discovery of user needs, gap analysis, impact analysis, stakeholder management, business solution design, Users Stories creation and maintenance.
Latest start date Monday 15 July 2019
Expected contract length Six months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Health Education England (HEE)
Maximum day rate We decided not to set a maximum day rate or disclose our budget constraints. We seek excellent value for money and affordability.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement -
Who the specialist will work with You'll be expected to work with the following:

- Scrum Master, Service Managers (Product Owners) and Team (incl. BAs, UI/UX, Test Lead, Front End and Full Stack Developers, Ops)

Stakeholders such as:
- ESR stakeholders (e.g. development team)
- Trainees (of the medical, dental, pharmacy and healthcare science profession)
- (Hospital) Trust administrators and managers
- Business Managers and subject experts
- Others involved in the education and training of the multi professional healthcare workforce

Third party suppliers
- Legacy and future suppliers
What the specialist will work on A Business Analyst is needed to work in an agile team on the discovery of user needs, analysis, support solution design, implementation and delivery of a bi-directional interface between Trainees Information System (TIS) and Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system using user-centred approach. This expands the functionality of the existing one-way interface and is intended to improve data reliability and accuracy of trainees’ information across both systems.

The Business Analyst will document systems integration aspects; ensure the solution is documented, versioned and designed with platform independence and service evolution in mind to evolve independently from client applications.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Health Education England
Floor 3
Stewart House
Russell Square
Working arrangements Timescales we are working to:
Advert closes – 24/06/19.
Shortlisting – 25/06/19 + 26/06/19.
Successful suppliers invited to interview - 27/06/19 + 28/06/19
Unsuccessful suppliers informed - 27/06/19 + 28/06/19
Interviews - 08/07/19 - (IN PERSON)
Contract award - week commencing 08/07/19
Preferred start date – 15/07/19

HEE is an employer keen on promoting work/life balance, and protecting people's mental health. As such we expect all staff to work remotely one day a week. Further remote working is also possible subject to negotiation with line manager.

The role is outside of IR35.
Security clearance No

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions The awarded supplier will also need to adhere to the principles set out in the standard NHS 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
  • Evidence of experience in Business Analysis - gather needs and analysing information using comprehensive tools and techniques
  • Evidence of ability to map business processes and data flow from source to target according to the data and development lifecycle
  • Process re-design and optimisation and mapping of user journeys. Producing As-Is and To-Be business process models.
  • Experience of working with both traditional and modern interfaces and systems integration, to document proposals for possible solutions and drive the solution of choice with the developers and others.
  • Evidence of strong stakeholder management skills, and the ability to communicate and build relationships effectively with a broad range of people, both verbal and in writing
  • Demonstrable experience of working with development teams in an Agile delivery setup, creating BDD style User Stories, maintaining and prioritising Product backlog and roadmap with Product Owners.
  • Demonstrable experience of acting as conduit between development team and stakeholders in translating requirements into both technical and non-technical speak/language to facilitate communications and engagement.
  • Demonstrable experience in writing acceptance criteria, carrying out acceptance testing to validate technical designs and developments.
  • Evidence of experience to map, agree, and document data flows and data ownership for systems integration purposes.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience working in Agile environment using SCRUM or other Agile frameworks
  • Previous experience working with Public Sector clients or the NHS
  • Experience working with MSSQL or MySQL to query databases
  • Previous experience working with APIs and Microservice-driven applications

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes
  • Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members
  • Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Evidence ability to work with clients with low technical expertise
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
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. Will this role fall in scope of IR35? As described in the advert the role is outside of IR35.
2. Is there an incumbent in this role? No there is not.
3. Can the Authority confirm if they are working with an incumbent supplier at present ? No we are not.
4. Is there an incumbent in place? No there is not.
5. Is there an incumbent in place? No there is not.