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Business Analyst

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April 26th, 2024


Loriens leading public sector client is looking for an experienced Business Analyst on an initial 6 month contract.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Experience of using Blueworks Live process mapping software.
  • A logical and methodical mindset, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically, working with others to propose creative solutions.
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders and departments in the creation end-to-end process and supporting procedural documentation.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to run workshops and other end user interactions to solicit input into process investigation.


Main Responsibilities

  • Reviewing existing documentation; including previous process maps modelled, relevant reports, standard operating models.
  • Collect information and evaluate them in the alignment of the Programme goals and research support goals.
  • Mapping/updating as-is process maps based on existing information known.
  • Workshops/one on ones with subject matter experts to confirm as-is process accurate, including data collection.
  • Root cause analysis.
  • Working with the team and research contracts colleagues from across the Institution to explore existing approaches (e.g. triage) with stakeholders with the aim of mapping out a new process, identifying gaps in existing provision as part of the work.
  • Gather systems agnostic when creating requirements for a shared repository of key information e.g. Research Contracts and understand likely process flows around such a service.
  • Stakeholder analysis - work with multiple stakeholders and subject matter experts to find appropriate solutions and ways of working which meet the requirements of users.
  • Ability to communicate with workers at all levels to evaluate key performance measures of process inefficiencies or cost.
  • Map to-be process - Responsible for mapping out and streamlining business processes (using BPMN notation standards) within an organisation to make them more efficient and effective.
  • Provide regular reporting on progress to work package team, highlighting progress to date, any obstacles to completion of tasks and any other risks/issues.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience of research support processes in higher education.
  • Experience of contractual processes in a legal and compliance context.

Working Requirements

Hybrid, some working in Edinburgh on a weekly basis will be expected.


Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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