Ref: 18734

Employer: Leeds City Council

Resources & Housing

Team Digital & Information Services

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Hours per Week: 37

Salary details: PO4 – £37,107 to £39,961

Closing date: 20 March 2019 11:30 PM

Leeds City Council is transforming local public services by putting technology enablement at the heart of the organisation.

The Digital & Information Service is looking to a Senior Business Partner on a temporary basis for 12 months. The role will include leading on and assisting with the business analysis aspects of a variety of business change projects, large and small, across the organisation.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

Lead on or assist with the discovery, definition and appraisal of digital opportunities and efficiencies within and across business units.  Assist with their implementation where necessary
Support the council’s digital strategy using standard business analysis techniques and approaches
Work on digital opportunities in a rounded sense – incorporating ways of working, business processes, policies and business change as well as applications, data and technology
Help business units and cross-council teams to identify, articulate and quantify opportunities, advising on best practice and the possibilities afforded by digital tools and ways of thinking
Lead or assist with redesign activities, working with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
Deliver against time/cost/quality constraints
Work effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
Undertake requirements engineering activities where required
Work independently on assignments and to work as an effective part of a team, as appropriate

The successful applicant will require the following skills/experience:

Good knowledge and practical experience of a variety of standard business analysis techniques and approaches, across the whole change project lifecycle
The ability to solve complex problems
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to lead workshops and deliver presentations
A balanced knowledge of digital ways of working – including people, process and technology factors
Tenacity and the ability to overcome resistance, offering appropriate challenge
The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
The ability to work both in discovery projects where outcomes are not clearly defined, and in structured change projects
Leeds City Council is a caring and responsibleemployer and beyond working on exciting projects that impact the city of Leeds you’ll receive great benefits including a minimum of 26 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing by 5 days after 5 years and the opportunity of home working, compressed hours, flexi-time and a pension scheme.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

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About Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council’s vision is to be the best UK council by 2017 and the technology is at the heart of delivering new services and efficiencies.  The Technology Team has already invested £13m over the last 5 years and has a three-year rolling investment strategy to change the way the council’s services are delivered.

The Technology Team currently employs over 250 staff. We look after 400+ business service applications operating from our own multisite data centres, and manage the telecommunications and desktops for 33,000 council staff.  We are also an essential part of developing new council services.