Business Analyst

Posted Apr 12, 2024
Project ID: BCLYJP00043820
Knutsford, Cheshire
35 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range

Location: Knutsford

Length: 6 Months 

PAYE only

Hybrid role with 2 days in the office in Northampton

Overall purpose of the role

Barclays are now looking to recruit a Business Analyst to join the Internal Transformation team. Business Analysts work to understand business problems, often helping to bridge the gap between the customer or stakeholders and teams with a technical focus. We are looking for someone that is accustomed to gathering and documenting business requirements converting those into technology requirements. 

The right person will have experience in a similar role and will be able to communicate with the business to understand the need and be able to translate this and work collaboratively with the technical teams.  The role will be centered around payment systems and channel systems, the ideal candidate will be someone who is familiar with technology landscape and how technology change process is managed. In this role it will be required of you to take requirements, and you will be required to have input and review test case set up. Working closely with technical teams and up to Director and Managing Director levels. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Input into ideation, helping to create the ideation pack and / or problem statements that describe what needs to be done and why – helping to drive alignment and informing the definition of Business Objectives 

  • Produce epics and user / feature stories, defining the Business Objectives that form the backlog of tasks to be done based on customer or colleague needs and journeys. This includes gaining agreement from the relevant stakeholders, iterating through development

  • Create an effective Operational Design that is focussed on customer outcomes first, explaining operational impacts and the operating model, gaining agreement for the same and owning iterations through development. This includes explaining how things work and why as a legacy reference for future changes

  • Participate in the design process, helping to resolve design issues and contradictory requirements; ensuring ‘traceability’ (that value is added to the business area investing in the change); that design teams understand the business need (supporting better ‘flow’); developing initial acceptance criteria

  • Quantify the impact of technology on customers and colleagues, informing communications on the changes (including how the technology works) and related business readiness activity (e.g. optimising processes or personnel) through transition and beyond

  • Creating a single voice that helps define what the business needs. This means unifying the views of various stakeholders, resolving conflicts, balancing value, risk, suitability and customer experience while aligning to regulatory and legal standards.

  • Combining experience of process, technology and regulation to act as a source of best practise guidance and expertise, helping to make decisions and solve problems. Leading by example, ensuring products and services are designed to an appropriate level, and that responses to design issues are well informed, prompt and robust

  • Demonstrating systems thinking. exploring the broader scenarios around a change in context, helping to find issues early that might not otherwise be considered. This includes exploring negative scenarios and Business Continuity Management (BCM) requirements

Key Skills:

  • Be able to work in an Agile/Waterfall environment

  • Be able to work closely and influence stakeholders

  • Good level communication with different audiences (ie stakeholders, technical teams)

  • Exposure to large and complex programmes within financial services

  • Proven experience in a Business Analyst role for a large initiative

  • Experience or understanding of Confluence 

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. It is diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Barclays businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by its service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.


Everything Barclays does is shaped by its five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. The Barclays values inform the foundations of its relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how Barclays measures and rewards the performance of colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.


Barclays aims to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to Barclays vision and goals.

Hybrid Working

Barclays is currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Barclays is flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. Barclays also has a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances

Your Benefits

As a contract employee of Randstad Sourceright, you’ll receive a wide range of financial and personal benefits. There’s enrolment in a pension plan (after 12 weeks on assignment) and holiday pay. You’ll also get 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme, designed to help you deal with any problems that could be affecting your home or work life. Plus, there’s discounts at heaps of high street shops, restaurants and entertainment - from Asda to Zizzi Italian restaurants. 

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