The Head of Business Analysis will be responsible for the management and leadership of a team of business analysts and the development of IT Services business analysis capability through professional development activities. Business analysis is a key function in the successful delivery of an IT solution that meets business requirements. The Head of Business Analysis will be responsible for working with the Programme Management Office (PMO) and other IT Services technical delivery teams to assess new project requests and ensure that the appropriate solution is identified.
As well as providing this leadership, they will contribute to the development of our IS strategy, the strengthening and optimising of our IS governance and the development of an enterprise architecture. They will need to possess excellent leadership qualities: to operate a matrix management regime that allows staff to be deployed effectively to projects and programmes and to work closely with colleagues, key stakeholders and external suppliers.
Objectives are set by the University and delivered by the Programme Boards. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring these objectives are met. They will have the skills and experience required to liaise and work with senior University officers across key central divisions as well as key stakeholders in academic areas. Knowledge of the University’s operating structures is essential as is the ability to influence and manage these external users in respect of the significant change that the programmes will introduce.