84582 - Lead Business Analyst

The national salary range is £66,314 - £75,810. London salary range is £70,303 - £80,370. Your salary will be dependent on your base location
Total pay in the range of '£60,001 and over' are subject to capability, skills and experience. Salary may consist of base pay and a Recruitment and Retention Allowance (RRA)
12 Months
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Grade 6
Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Lead Business Analyst

Location: National*

Closing Date: 3rd March

Interviews: Expected w/c 18th March Grade: 6

Salary: London: £70,303 - £80,475 which may include an allowance of up to £10,172 National: £66,314 - £75,810

Working pattern: Full time, part time, flexible

Contract Type: Perm

Vacancy number: 84582

*We offer a hybrid working model, allowing for a balance between remote work and time spent in your local office. Office locations can be found ON THIS MAP

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Lead Business Analyst here at Justice Digital, to be part of our Prison Digital and Probation Digital teams. The role will provide strong BA leadership to over 30 Business Analysts and support to the Head of Business Analysis in leading a community of over 100 Business Analysts in Justice Digital.

A Lead Business Analyst has a strong understanding of the enterprise arena and works in highly complex problem spaces, typically spanning multiple products or services. At this level, you will:

  • Be a leader in the business analysis community
  • Have direct line management of people and be responsible for managing their career aspirations.
  • Actively share knowledge and be seen as a go-to person in the field while mentoring others and owning the main stakeholder relationships

To help picture your life at MoJ Justice Digital please take a look at our blog and our Digital and Technology strategy 202

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide visible BA leadership by supporting Business Analysts in meeting the user needs and business objectives.
  • Provide consultative support and guidance to senior stakeholders, using aggregated analysis to form recommendations, challenge thinking or solve problems.
  • Work with Heads of Digital and Service Owners to establish current Business Analysis skill gaps and work with the Head of Profession to align these into the profession recruitment strategy.
  • Lead, coach, develop and empower Business Analysts across a large number of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ensure Business Analysts have a clear understanding of what good looks like.
  • Maintain and grow a strong community of practice, ensuring it has a clear purpose and good levels of engagement.
  • Collaborate with other Business Analyst Leads and the Head of Profession to continually develop the profession.
  • Advocate for Business Analysis by promoting the role with other professions and outside of your business area.
  • Lead initiatives to identify early talent and create pathways for entry level Business Analysts.
  • Support initiatives to create development programmes, supporting professional growth and maturity.

If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!


  • 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
  • We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Kings’ 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Carers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
  • Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care
  • 5 days volunteering paid
  • Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for
  • Some offices may have a subsidised onsite

 Person Specification


  • Experience of building and leading business analysis teams of varying proficiency levels and in complex organisations (Leadership- sift)
  • Experience of conducting in-depth analyses of services and processes at a strategic level, and working with multi-disciplinary teams to identify and implement opportunities to optimise them (Business Analysis-sift)
  • Up to date with the latest business analysis and wider digital trends, ensuring that our solutions respond accordingly and that good BA practice is promoted (Developing self and others- interview)
  • Advocate of active communities of Can demonstrate promoting the value and purpose of Business Analysis to stakeholders and the wider organisation and the benefits of building a BA identity and brand (Stakeholder relationship management- interview)
  • Business You can set the direction for business analysis within a programme of work, enterprise or wider sector. You can guide tactical decision-making and influence the formulation of longer-term strategic plans in an evolving, complex and unpredictable environment. You can give colleagues the means and authority to make decisions about their approach to business analysis activities. You ensure that the proposed solutions align with the organisational strategy and vision. (interview)
  • Developing Self and Others - Prioritise and role-model continuous

self-learning and development. Identify areas individuals and teams need to develop in order to achieve future objectives. Support colleagues to take responsibility for their own learning and development. Ensure that development opportunities are available for all individuals regardless of their background or desire to achieve promotion. Ensure individuals take full advantage of learning and development opportunities available to them, including workplace based learning. Encourage discussions within and between teams to learn from each other’s experiences and change organisational plans and processes accordingly. (interview)

  • Stakeholder Relationship Management - You can develop engagement strategies and lead on communication with stakeholders at all levels. Actively establish relationships and apply the benefits of professional networks. You can also be a point of consultation and escalation to resolve conflict in complex situations (interview)
  • Leadership - Promote diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity, respecting difference and external experience. Welcome and respond to views and challenges from others, despite any conflicting pressures to ignore or give in to them. Stand by, promote or defend your own and team’s actions and decisions where needed. Seek out shared interests beyond your own area of responsibility, understanding the extent of the impact actions have on the Inspire and motivate teams to be fully engaged in their work and dedicated to their role.
  • Business You can set the direction of scope and methodology for the representation of real world complex situations across a programme or organisation. You are comfortable documenting conceptual models to support strategic planning and decision making. (interview)

Willingness to be assessed against the requirements for BPSS clearance

We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Our values are Purpose, Humanity Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.

How to Apply

  • Candidates must submit CV + Supporting Statement (500 words). Failure to provide both documents will result in a rejection of your application.

The supporting statement should outline your experience, against following points of the essential criteria list above, under ’Person Specification’

  • Experience of building and leading business analysis teams of varying proficiency levels and in complex organisations (Leadership)
  • Experience of conducting in-depth analyses of services and processes at a strategic level, and working with multi-disciplinary teams to identify and implement opportunities to optimise them (Business Analysis)

In Justice Digital, we recruit using a combination of the Government Digital and Data Profession Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess

your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

  • Business analysis
  • Business modelling
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management
  • Leadership

A diverse panel will review your application against the Person Specification above. Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a

1-hour panel interview held via video conference.

Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on Business Analysis experience will be conducted before the sift.

Should you be unsuccessful in the role that you have applied for but demonstrate the capability for a role at a lower level, we reserve the right to discuss this opportunity with you and offer you the position without needing a further application. 

A reserve list may be held for up to 12 months, from which further appointments may be made.

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out how we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

DDaT/GDD allowance

London: which may include an allowance of up to £10,172

03/03/2024, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com 

Please quote the job reference - 84582.

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why. 

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

  • You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • You were studying abroad
  • You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.

Application form stage assessments

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

For further information and to apply for this position please see the following link: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/justicedigital/Job/JobDetail?jobid=239.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.