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REED Business Analyst

REED Business Analyst

Posted 28 June by REED Featured Ended
Job title: Business Analyst
Salary: £30,000 - £38,000 dependent on experience
Base location: Raynes Park, London SW20
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5 hours per week

What is this role?

REED's IT Department is recruiting Business Analysts to join its successful, dynamic and experienced in house development team. You will join a development team of 5 business analysts and 12. The team is responsible for developing all of REED’s core business systems, with a key focus on REED’s next generation recruitment platform, X3. Given the success to date and the appetite from both the business and clients, the team is increasing in size. Our platform is already used by some of the biggest brands in the UK.

X3 was a ‘green field’ product that rethought how to deliver HR products and services, to significantly improve the functionality we offer to recruiters, clients and candidates. It is the new 'go-to-system' for our corporate clients, and development is underway to prepare X3 for our principal business (while continuing to develop corporate functionality.)

As a Business Analyst you will be given ownership of discrete parts of the system - covering both existing and new requirements. From involvement in the initial workshops, you will lead those areas through design, development, testing, deployment and live maintenance. For any new developments you will lead/manage your programming team (consisting of developers and testers.) A great challenge - as you'll get experience of designing and overseeing significant components of complex, business-critical systems.
As such, the role will include:
• Facilitating requirements workshops
• Mapping, developing and improving end-to-end/business processes
• Defining features, epics and user stories with relevant acceptance criteria
• Varying communication to the target audience (technical & non-technical)
• Managing business requirements throughout all phases of a project
• Working with stakeholders, at various levels of seniority

What can REED offer me in return?

You will receive 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, the chance to buy, sell and carry over holiday, paid sabbaticals after every 5 years of service, long standing service awards, a discount scheme, pension, season ticket loans, access to health insurance, free eye tests, personal development schemes, paid rewards for innovative ideas, childcare vouchers and many many more!

Who are Reed Specialist Recruitment:

Reed Specialist Recruitment (RSR) is the largest part of the Reed Global Group (, which also includes Europe’s biggest jobsite - ; one of the world’s leading Welfare To Work providers - Reed In Partnership; and the UK’s leading training provider - Reed Learning.

We have been operating since 1960 when Sir Alec Reed first set us up and he has now handed over the reins to his son James Reed, so we are still a family run business to this day. Not bad for a company that has more than 3,000 permanent employees working across 425 business units in 180 locations worldwide, including Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific!

Who would make a good Business Analyst?

We are ideally looking for an experienced business analyst who has preferably worked in a similar environment.

Other skills that we are looking for include a critical thinker, an analytical and sophisticated listener, a clear communicator who is able to simplify concepts and share these is specifications, diagrams and meetings, an excellent eye for fine details, a strong finisher who can re-work and refine specifications until they are perfect, and finally the type of person who just gets stuff done!

All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed Specialist Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34256573

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