Business Analyst


Permanent - Full Time



Job Role

Project Management Office

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Job title: Business Analyst

Reporting to: Global Head of Portfolio Management

Location: London

What are we looking for?

As part of an investment to improve quality and outcomes when delivering change, Withers are looking for an experienced Business Analyst to join a team of project management professionals in the Change Projects/PMO team.


The Business Analyst (BA) is responsible for a full range of activities including but not limited to; business planning; developing project proposals in line with strategic goals, performing impact assessments; determining benefits and developing the business case; requirements gathering, analysis, documentation, prioritisation and management; process mapping; process improvement; stakeholder engagement and relationship management; managing change, supporting delivery and communication.


Key attributes and skills

  • Excellent people management skills
  • Strong project and change management skills
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise conflicting demands
  • Self-motivated with good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines
  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Aptitude for problem-solving
  • Professional, diplomatic and persuasive
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with both internal and external clients and suppliers
  • The ability to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • A willingness to learn new skills and assist in the on-going development of the Firm's Project Management Office


Areas of focus and responsibilities

  • Maintain an understanding of the Firms strategy, operations and business structure
  • Develop proposals articulating project benefits, strategic alignment, impacts, options and recommendations.  Assist in the preparation of the business case
  • Estimate resource requirements and effort necessary to perform BA activities
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases/scenarios, business analysis, process and workflow analysis
  • Identify solution options including organisation, process and/or systems and make recommendations based on the analysis of those options
  • Interpret client needs, determining how they fit into global priorities and managing expectations by building collaborative relationships
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
  • Collaborate with IT and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyse trade-offs between usability and performance needs
  • Documentation preparation, including business requirements, use-cases, wireframes, functional specifications, communications and training documents and communicate those with other functions e.g. development, testing and training teams
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with Withers staff and external suppliers to analyse information needs and functional requirements
  • Competently present to an audience either orally or in written materials, with the ability to get a point across whilst listening to others
  • Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers
  • Proactively seek process improvements – including global policies or procedures, as well reporting and use of systems, with the aim of improving accuracy, consistency and efficiency
  • Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language
  • Act as liaison between Divisions, Business Services and Project Teams


Qualifications required and experience in sector

You have a BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis or equivalent and preferably a Prince 2 or other project management qualification.

Ideally you will have worked in a similar legal environment for a few years, or in a medium to large professional organisation as a Business Analyst.


The Essentials

  • 9.30am to 5.30pm but flexibility is a must
  • 12 week probation period
  • 12 week notice period
  • Flexible benefits package including pension, private medical, season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, lifestyle discount scheme, on site café plus more
  • You will be working in our London offices


About Withersworldwide

Withersworldwide has been acting for successful individuals, families and institutions for over 100 years. We advise clients on the full range of their business, personal and philanthropic legal needs, both at home and abroad. With offices in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia-Pacific, the United States and the Caribbean, we provide coverage and services that other law firms focussed on the needs of the individual cannot.  We have represented 55% of the Top 100 in The Sunday Times Rich List, 25% of the US Top 100 Forbes Rich List, 35% of the Hong Kong Forbes Rich List, and 35% of Forbes Asia’s Richest Families list.


Information for Recruitment Agencies

Withersworldwide endeavours to recruit and fill vacancies directly. However, when we do need to engage with agencies, Withersworldwide operates a preferred supplier list and will not be accepting unsolicited applications from non-PSL agencies for this role.


Equal Opportunities Employment Statement

It is the policy of Withersworldwide to provide equal opportunities for all employees in relation to recruitment, training and promotion.  Decisions in these areas will be made only by reference to the requirements of the job and shall not be influenced by any consideration of ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.

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