Business Systems Analyst

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (8.5 hours per day Mon-Fri. Flex time – 8.30 to 5, 9 to 5.30 or 9.30 to 6. )
Reports to: IT Partner
Team: IT
Location: London
The firm

Winckworth Sherwood is an exciting, diverse and growing business. Joining our team will see you work with some of the UK’s most interesting clients.

In the last year alone we have:

  • Worked on corporate transactions valued at over £3 billion
  • Advised our developer and social housing clients on over £1.6 billion of residential sales and over £1 billion of refinancings
  • Advised on HS2 which will see the development of over 330 miles of railway network with an expected £59 billion benefit to the wider economy
  • As if that wasn’t enough, we are also involved in the transformation of Battersea Power Station and act for the majority of London’s major Housing Associations who together own assets of over £17.3 billion.

However it’s not all about big numbers and high-profile projects; the real success of our business comes from the ability of our teams to provide fantastic service and create long-lasting relationships.

 

The role

The analyst’s role will be to analyse specific parts of the firm’s business processes with a view to improving efficiency . This will involve studying a variety of business requirements, workflows and the firm’s existing technological systems. The analyst will make recommendations to the Head of IT or IT Programme Manager on technical development projects that will improve business efficiency in line with the firm’s overall business strategy.

Our IT Programme Manager oversees the projects arm of IT which spans business systems development & integration, infrastructure & information security projects. We are looking for someone to work alongside the Head of IT and IT Programme Manager, to help facilitate improvements in the utilisation of systems, implement best practice and further explore the application of existing (or new) tools and technologies to improve user experience and efficiency.

The Business Systems Analyst will also work closely with our internal developers for the development of bespoke solutions or tools necessary to automate, integrate, support and meet internal business and/or clients’ needs.

This position will suit a solutions-focused individual with strong experience in process improvement and good technical skills. He or she will be comfortable leading all aspects of technical & process delivery.

Main responsibilities

  • Proactive Business Analysis planning to determine activities necessary to identify and define the relevant stakeholders for specific projects or business objectives
  • Engaging with the relevant stakeholders across the business (legal or business services) for requirements gathering and documentation
  • Working with the IT Programme Manager on prioritisation of business requirements across the firm
  • Managing and capturing the requirements log throughout the design phase of any relevant project.
  • Producing As-Is and To-Be process maps including any workflows that require technical data mapping
  • Determine the effectiveness of proposed solutions including the identification of any associated risks (i.e.Cost/Benefit & Impact analysis)  including cost and risk avoidance, financial & non-financial benefits
  • Support the firm’s current business systems, including TRE 3E and where necessary, run workshops to advise on best technology to use which may include making the most of existing technology or IT platforms, or a new/recommended solution
  • Producing any non-technical documents for the end-users/trainers
  • Working with Trainers on End User training
  • Facilitating and running UAT Testing
  • Business Project/Workflow documentation
The team

IT Department Structure

The Business Systems Analyst will be part of a small but growing IT Team headed by the firm’s IT Partner. The team is divided into three sub-teams – (1) Systems Development & Design, (2) Infrastructure, Telecoms, Networking & Information Security and (3) Service Delivery which includes both Service Desk and IT Training.

 

Candidate specification

Attributes / skills required

  • Team Player- Able to work well as part of a team as well as follow direction
  • In tune with the firm’s values  - friendly, respectful, collaborative
  • Service focused attitude and professional manner, appropriate for a commercial law firm
  • Confident and clear communication (verbal and written) with people at all levels of the business
  • Able to respond quickly to requests, manage time effectively, and work under pressure
  • Proactive nature, hardworking, organised, able to structure own work and work solo when required
  • Able to use initiative and make suggestions to change processes where required
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Experience

  • Substantial business analysis experience ideally in a law firm environment, minimum 5 years
  • Experience in legal business processes a plus - e.g. conveyancing, immigration
  • Experience in using project management or process mapping tools
  • Good working knowledge of SQL, Microsoft Office including MS Projects
  • Excellent application and back-end knowledge of TRE 3E a plus
  • Good general knowledge of the Legal Tech market and trends
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office , ideally Microsoft Office Specialist certified
  • Any CBAP or BCS Business Analysis Diploma or equivalent
  • Prince II ideal but not essential

This job description is indicative only and does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities.

The firm reserves the right to alter or change the responsibilities at any time, in line with the firm's strategy and business needs.

 

Our Values

Our values sit at the heart of everything we do. They are what make Winckworth Sherwood unique. A combination of our people, our history and our culture forming a core set of values which unite us. We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive workplace where individuals and teams can thrive in a friendly and respectful environment. Our values fall into three broad categories based on how we think, work and act. They are all linked and they all complement each other:

Think: Progressive, Diverse, Inclusive

Work: Hardworking, Vocational, Entrepreneurial

Act: Friendly, Respectful, Collaborative