Business Analyst at Arden University

Location: Coventry/Agile

At Arden University, we pride ourselves on being true innovators, disruptors and pioneers, our focus is to promote life-long learning and ensure that everyone, everywhere can access higher education.

We are currently recruiting an experienced Business Analyst to support the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) on a range of projects focused on improving student progression and retention linked to the strategic plan. The first project will be to implement a robust and effective ‘cradle to grave’ curriculum management process to ensure that new programs are delivered at the right quality and on time.

The successful candidate will provide the Business Analysis to build a process that will give visibility to the Portfolio Management Group on the status of new and existing programs. They will work alongside a Project Manager, the Module Development team, Academics and others in the newly formed Portfolio Management unit. The role will report to the Strategic Project Manager within the Project Management Office (PMO) and will have support from the wider PMO in carrying out their activities.

This role will be responsible for liaising with key stakeholders across the University to identify business needs and translate these into requirement specifications. The role will lead on identifying and documenting process improvements and opportunities for new solutions that solve business problems for the academic team, providing accurate and relevant information to decision makers.

About You:

You will be an enthusiastic ‘people’ person, able to build rapport quickly at all levels with a proven successful track record as a Business Analyst within a complex organization. Ideally with exposure of a Higher Education environment too, you will bring your knowledge and expertise of different business analysis methodologies and techniques. Able to demonstrate extensive experience working on projects involving applications, data and digital technologies so apt at being the liaison between IT and other business departments. A natural problem solver and be able to think outside of the box to find creative solutions for your work, which impacts a number of essential departments in the University.

Closing Date: Sunday 8th January 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications or in order to respond to business needs. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we recognize, and studies confirm, that often underrepresented candidates in the workplace are less likely to apply to roles unless they meet all skills and experience of the position. At Arden we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, therefore we make sure that our recruitment and selection processes never discriminate based upon age, race, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership , or pregnancy, and actively welcome applications from all groups.


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