Business Analyst

Job summary

At Imperial College London it’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there. As one of the top 10 Universities worldwide we are looking for a talented Business Analyst who will work with key stakeholders across the University to understand existing and future business requirements. This is an exciting time to join an expanding...

Job listing information

  • Reference FOG00379
  • Date posted 22 January 2020
  • Closing date 5 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

At Imperial College London it’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

As one of the top 10 Universities worldwide we are looking for a talented Business Analyst who will work with key stakeholders across the University to understand existing and future business requirements. This is an exciting time to join an expanding team that is tasked with delivering a wide range of high-profile strategic projects.

Duties and responsibilities

As part of our digital transformation we are focused on developing and building key relationships with our business users enabling us to become more agile in our delivery. As a passionate and driven Business Analyst your role will be to understand our business, through the analysis of requirements you will design solutions that will enable us to leverage our existing and new digital technologies, providing long term benefits.

You will work across the full project life cycle from inception through to completion and will gather requirements, analyse and produce detailed process maps, and deliver functional and non-functional specifications. As part of our ongoing transformation you will be key in successfully embedding change within the organisation whilst encouraging and promoting best practice across the wider projects team.

Essential requirements


  • Experience of business analysis in a complex and fast-paced enterprise environment, using a variety of methodologies and techniques (for example functional specifications, use cases, business process modelling, data modelling, user stories).

  • Have worked in a range of different environments which make use of Agile and/or Waterfall project methodologies.

  • Experience of analysing complex cross-functional business requirements, reviewing and improving business processes.

  • Proven experience in building strong relationships across complex organisations, stakeholder groups and partner organisations to enable the smooth delivery of business analysis.

  • Ability to identify, manage, and resolve conflict while building successful business relationships across a range of stakeholder groups.

  • Any experience with finance or HR system projects would be advantageous but not essential for the role


Communication skills



  • You will be a self-motivated and dynamic individual who is able to engage, challenge and influence others, in order to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships across IT and non-IT departments.

  • High level, proven inter-personal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively within a team of IT professionals.

Further information

As an employer of choice Imperial College London offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • Salary of £47,842 – £57,606 per annum
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus College closure over Christmas and Easter plus Bank Holidays
  • Competitive pension package
  • Flexible working based on needs of the role

Close date: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Please note interviews will be held onsite at the University in South Kensington on the 13th and 14th February 2020

Please visit our dedicated recruitment www.hays.co.uk/jobs/imperial-college-london to apply online and for more information about the exciting transformation at Imperial College London.

For more information please contact Amanda Whicher on 020 7259 8746

Imperial Expectations guide the behaviour of all our staff. 

For technical issues when applying online please email Amanda.whicher@hays.com  

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.