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Job Purpose:
Business Analyst required to join a Global Banking Group on an initial 6 month contract basis. The role holder will be required to define and support Projects and/or Service sustaining deliveries aligned to business strategy, which enable benefits to be achieved on a cross functional business basis.

Key Responsibilities:
The role holder will partner with the Change Manager and Programme Manager to drive the successful delivery of the work stream / project and work with the organisation and key senior stakeholders to scope and staff projects, establish governance, and define target solutions.
Be responsible for creating communication materials for multiple levels of stakeholders and actively manage day to day activities while ensuring delivery accountability is in place across the whole project.
Work with the PMO to support initiative as necessary; creation & maintenance of detailed project plans covering all deliverables (process, people, IT, control) and dependencies while actively assessing and managing risk; removing / reducing barriers towards realising goals, ensuring mitigation actions are in place & managed.
Deliver status reporting by providing visibility on status against milestones, and transparency of risks and issues and will have to coordinate direct and matrix management of internal and third party resources.
Develop and implement the communications strategy while consolidating and maintaining reporting requirements and providing stakeholder management across the programme.

Skills & Experience:
Excellent written and oral communication
The candidate should have strong change management and stakeholder management skills and experience of control environment processes with a banking environment.
It is essential that the candidate would have strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel skills and be Lean Trained / aware of Lean and Continuous Improvement.
Experience of wealth management is preferred for this role as is the use of Agile as a methodology.

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- Core business hours, excellent rate of pay, Douglas based.

Job Purpose:
Business Analyst required to join an expanding Financial Group on an initial contract basis. This is a key role in the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of all or part of the business in terms of business functions and processes.

Key Responsibilities:
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.
Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration.
Facilitates scoping and business priority-setting for change initiatives of medium size and complexity.
Discover and analyse requirements for fitness for purpose as well as adherence to business objectives and consistency, challenging positively as appropriate.
Support programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.
Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals.
Define, documents and carries out small projects or sub-projects. Alone or with a small team, actively participating in all phases. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.

Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 3 years' experience as a Business Analyst within financial services.
Excellent problem solving skills.
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
Testing/Analytical skills - Thinking Interprets quantitative and qualitative information to achieve a business-related objective. Produces effective solutions to complex problems. Identifies underlying trends and issues and does not always stop at initial answer. Systematic and logical.
Ability to demonstrate AGILE strategy.
Basic SQL Skills.
Experience of formal system analysis and design methodologies.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to achieve tight deadlines.
Excellent communication skills (written & verbal).
Business Analysis or Testing Qualifications, e.g. ISEB or IIBA.

Hours & Benefits:
Market competitive daily rates of pay, structured working pattern, Douglas based.

Job Purpose:
Experienced Test Analyst required to join a leading International Life Assurance on a long term contract basis. The role holder will be responsible for working with the Developers and Business Analysts to plan, document and execute robust testing in order to enhance the delivery of online and back office applications to meet strategic business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
Creation of test scenarios, cases and plans for projects and individual BAU support JIRAs.
Liaise with Project Team including Project Manager, Developer and Business Analyst.
Coordinate and review test documentation.
Take on the role of Test Lead for projects.
Plan and carry out testing appropriate to the task with minimal supervision/guidance.
Input and implementation to test framework and processes.
Reporting of estimates, test metrics and progress updates to the Test Manager.
Share test and system knowledge with others.
Coordinate UAT as appropriate.

Skills & Experience:
A minimum of 5 years' experience in a testing role.
Business Analyst skills would be beneficial.
Perform effective and comprehensive testing of software.
Have excellent spoken and written communication skills.
Have a comprehensive understanding of the project lifecycle with particular emphasis on testing activities.
Be experienced in the specification, design and production of testing documentation.
Understand the importance of logging, analysing and reporting bugs/incidents.
Interact easily with users, developers and managers.
Have sufficient critical faculty to assess test and development activities and suggest improvements.

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- core business hours- also potential for an agile working pattern, competitive rates of pay, Douglas based.

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