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Senior Business Analyst

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Home Based
£55,000 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Corporate Services, IT
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Job Details

Stonewater is seeking a talented and results-driven Senior Business Analyst to join our team. If you're passionate about analysing business problems, solving issues, and effectively communicating your findings, we want to hear from you!

About the Role

As a Senior Business Analyst at Stonewater, you will:

  • Investigate operational needs and perform gap analysis.
  • Apply lean and systems thinking for process improvements.
  • Contribute to business transformation solution design.
  • Create Business Cases and outline project proposals aligned with our strategic goals.
  • Support and lead Agile team activities, including Stand Ups, Agile Boards, and blocker identification.
  • Manage and enhance customer relationships and stakeholder management throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Adhere to change management protocols and processes.
  • Prioritise, specify, and model requirements using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Maintain the Prioritised Requirements List as the solution evolves.

About You

You're a natural self-starter who thrives on working with data and challenging the status quo. You have a knack for continuous improvement and can easily adapt to changing environments.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Proven track record in analytical techniques to evaluate business practices.
  • Experience with all aspects of the project lifecycle, from inception to implementation and training.
  • Expertise in applying business improvement techniques for project delivery.
  • Confidence in working with stakeholders at various organisational levels.
  • Competence in Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Ability to produce a wide range of Business Analysis products, including use cases, user stories, and process flows.
  • Experience in environments undergoing significant business change.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • High attention to detail and analytical mindset.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and make sound decisions.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience with DevOps.
  • Familiarity with the MIS Active Housing System.
  • Background in the housing sector.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check, satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.

Discover Stonewater:

Stonewater is a leading housing provider. We manage around 39,000 homes, serving 82,000 customers across our portfolio of affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation, with an ambitious house-building programme.

Our mission is to provide quality homes and services for people whose needs are not met by the open market.

We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team of over 800 talented colleagues who embody our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial, as well as people who want to make a difference and transform people’s lives.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and working towards accreditation for becoming a Disability Confident Leader, which allows us to record and report on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to better support our colleagues. We have also achieved accreditation for being an Advanced Employer for Investing in Ethnicity Maturity Matrix. We are committed to being a Menopause Friendly employer and working towards accreditation our Menopause Friendly accreditation.

Are you ready to #DiscoverStonewater?

Stonewater reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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