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Digital Business Analyst

Employer
Staffordshire County Council
Location
Stafford
Salary
£42,403 - £46,464
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Reference
staffscc/TP/895/2183

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Project management
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

It’s an exciting time to join our Digital Team here at Staffordshire County Council. 

Our vision is to help drive digital excellence across Staffordshire County Council to enhance our services, foster inclusivity and build a smarter, more connected future for our communities.

A vital component of the organisation, The Digital Team is at the forefront of driving digital innovation and online excellence. Crafting and optimising digital experiences the team collaborates with partners and stakeholders from across the whole organisation to design and implement cutting edge solutions.

The team are responsible for working in collaboration with service areas to deliver innovative and user-focused digital solutions that support the organisation's strategic objectives. The team operate in an agile and collaborative way, using modern tools and methods to design, develop and test digital products and services. The team embrace a culture of experimentation and learning, gathering feedback, measuring impact, and fully understanding benefits, embracing all opportunities to learn and improve.

From web development, user interface design, automation and artificial intelligence the team is committed to elevating Staffordshire County Council’s digital footprint. In five years, our goal is to be an agile adopter of digital innovation. We aim to rapidly learn and adapt, embracing failures as opportunities for growth, while ensuring that digital advancements enable our organisation and workforce to operate more efficiently.

The Digital team sits as part of the Strategy & Transformation portfolio and is led by Alex Thorogood, Head of Change and Digital and Daniel Arnold, Senior Digital Manager.

Main Responsibilities

It's a really exciting time to join the team as there's a renewed, ambitious focus on digital innovation across the organisation, supported by a new five-year strategy. The Digital Business Analyst role will play a key part part in the delivery of a high-performing digital service by

  • Interpreting and analysing business problems to ensure digital solutions align with business objectives and contribute to the organisation’s strategic goals.
  • Define and articulate clear, comprehensive digital requirements for Delivery/Service Leads based on thorough analysis of business needs.
  • Foster effective collaboration between multiple business stakeholders and The Digital Team by proactively communicating and engaging to create shared understanding and objectives ensuring the successful delivery of objectives.
  • Support the creation and development of compelling and well-articulated digital business cases for Delivery/Service Leads and Senior Digital Manager, integrating financial analysis, trends and potential benefits to guide strategic decision making and secure support for digital initiatives.
  • Provide valuable insights into user behaviours and preferences, using your substantial knowledge of digital systems, technology, applications to influence digital product design to enhance user experiences.
  • Manage project timelines, ensuring timely delivery of digital solutions without compromising quality.
  • Drive a culture of digital continuous improvement by evaluating the success of digital initiatives, implementing lessons learned and staying abreast of industry best practices.
The Ideal Candidate

As a Digital Business Analyst your role within our dynamic Digital Team is pivotal to the seamless fusion of technology and business objectives. As a bridge between stakeholders and The Digital Team you will play a key role in translating business needs into actionable digital solutions. From conducting thorough analyses of business requirements to identifying opportunities for process improvement, your insights will shape the strategic direction of our digital initiatives. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams (such as ICT and IGU) you’ll be instrumental in ensuring that our digital products not only meet but exceed business expectations.  

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

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