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Business Analysts

Summary Information for vacancy - reference Business Analysts May 2011


Mi5 (Security Service)


circa £50k - competitive


City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

01 July 2011

Interviews start

Not specified




Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms

Fixed-term contract

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Information Technology

Brief Description

MI5 safeguards the United Kingdom against threats to national security. Enhancing our IT services is critical in ensuring the business builds the capabilities it needs for the future. We are looking for talented Business Analysts to evaluate business challenges and requirements in order to assist in identifying optimum solutions that deliver capabilities to our frontline businesses.

As an experienced Business Analyst, you will work within a multidisciplinary solutioning team. Expected to demonstrate all-round business analysis expertise, you will have a proven track-record in the successful analysis of business requirements, benefits and processes in support of IT and business change programmes.

Vacancy description

A true manager of requirements, you will be adept at managing change control within requirements and more importantly traceability both upstream to business benefits and downstream into the solution design.

With experience of modelling and analysing business processes, you will be comfortable elaborating and refining complex information, working alongside solution architects to develop solution outlines. You will be able to identify opportunities to re-use and exploit business components, your work will be consistent with Enterprise Architecture principles.


This is a fixed term contract for a period of three years.


A confident communicator, you will build successful relationships with stakeholders and partners, articulating solutions, managing expectations and translating business objectives to technical teams.

Resilient with superb client relationship skills, you will be self motivated and passionate about delivering business value through the innovative application of technology.

Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

How to apply

This is an exciting time to join the team and have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the business.

To apply, please send your CV to stating reference number M568580

To be eligible to apply, you must be over 18 years old and a born or naturalised British citizen. You must normally have been resident in the UK for 9 out of the last 10 years.

Owing to the sensitivity of our work, we do not publicly disclose the identities of our staff. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member.

Due to the recruitment and vetting process, your application may take around six months to process.

The Security Service is committed to reflecting both equal opportunities and the society we protect.

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