DE&S Associate Business Analyst

Ref No. OTH530
Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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Join us as an Associate Business Analyst and discover a meaningful and rewarding career, as part of an organisation that equips and provides for the UK's armed forces, all over the world.


DE&S Associate Business Analyst

The Job

DE&S (Defence, Equipment & Support) and SDA (Submarine Delivery Agency) are hiring an Associate Business Analyst to join our Tech function, based in MOD Abbey Wood, Bristol.

You will join a team that supports the analysis, identification, and implementation of system improvements, acting as a catalyst for change across the organisation.

You will help to deliver a transformation program at the heart of DE&S and SDA, working with the Business Analysis community, senior stakeholders to support the information systems, enabling better decision making. Your work here has the potential to have a massive impact on the business in a short space of time.

The role could be perfect for someone from a development background or solid knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle, who wants to build a career in Business Analysis and focus on driving process improvements and innovation.

You will need the excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to elicit detailed requirements, and challenge your customers in a consultative, constructive, and collaborative manner.

In return, you will have the opportunity to develop your skillset very quickly by working on high-impact projects and programs with the support of our wider Business Analysis and Information Management & Information Technology community.

We offer outstanding training and development opportunities, defined progression routes, and a host of other benefits including our 'Smarter Working' policy, which means that you will be able to enjoy a high degree of flexible working whilst also having the opportunity to work at our MOD Abbey Wood campus.

Please note, due to the nature of work, some posts are Reserved (open to UK Nationals and the successful candidate will need to attain DV (Developed Vetting) clearance once in post, other roles available are non-reserved and only require SC (security Clearance).

We strongly recommend tailoring your CV in line with our CV Guidance before applying, with specific sections to highlight Key Achievements, Relevant Experience, and Applied Skills & Knowledge.



  • Investigate, analyse, and support the creation of documentation of business processes and detailed requirements for improving processes and IT systems.
  • Investigate and gather requirements to inform the development of new or improved business solutions.
  • Identify process improvements within project work and raise these to the appropriate stakeholder.
  • Look for new and innovate ways to achieve business outcomes.
  • Support the production of business models and assist in the preparation of business cases to support change and innovation. Grow own knowledge of specialist areas to develop own capability further.
  • Contribute to the work of the team, function by suggesting improvements or new ways of working to improve the quality of the Business Analysis work.
  • Be an active part of the Business Analysis community, attend meetings and participate in working groups.


What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Business Analysis & eliciting business requirements
  • Demonstrable experience of managing stakeholders, and driving process improvements


It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office 365
  • Microsoft Visio

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

  • Development and Implementation
  • Change & Transformation
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service


What's in it for you?

Our careers offer stability, training, progression - and much more! Discover more about what we offer in our Little Book of Big Benefits. Find out more about Our Pension Schemes.

We're exploring future ways of working with a flexible and a family-friendly approach in mind. This means that successful candidates may be offered the option of hybrid working, combining working at home with working at their contractual location. Further information relevant to hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post, to find a balance that suits your needs and those of the organisation. Please note that employees are responsible for meeting the cost of their travel to and from work when attending site.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are dedicated to creating a great place to work that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. To help us do this, we particularly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled people, and people from LGBT communities. By bringing together different ideas, experiences, and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together.


About Us
Join an integral part of the UK's Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country's armed forces to deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!


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