[New Job Opening] Business Analyst – Women Returners Programme job Vacancy in Edinburgh

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Business Analyst – Women Returners Programme
Location:
Edinburgh
Job ID :
6839acac11a829be
Description : Information SystemsOverview of DepartmentAt Baillie Gifford, we offer our staff a blend of home and office working. We are open to candidates living further afield. However, we are looking for some attendance to our Edinburgh office so you can meet and collaborate with your colleagues, as well as embrace the unique culture that Baillie Gifford has to offer. We are very much a people first business and welcome conversations with those seeking flexible working arrangements.The programme is designed to encourage and support a return to work for experienced candidates through a six-month paid returnship starting in March 2022. They are seeking experienced professional women who have taken a career break of 18 months or more. You may have taken time out to look after children or elderly/sick relatives, for relocation, for a personal health issue or for other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years.As this programme is funded by the Scottish Government Women Returners Fund, it is only open for women to apply.You must have the right to work in the UK to apply to this programme.Purpose of RoleBaillie Gifford is one of the UK’s leading independently owned investment management firms. It is owned and run by 47 partners who operate as a partnership, a structure which has endured for over a century and which provides stability for clients and motivation for employees. It enables us to manage the business for the future as well as the present, with the emphasis on genuine long–term thinking rather than short-term targets.As of 30 June 2021, our assets under management and advice were £352 billion (US $486.8 billion), a sizeable figure but one achieved by steady organic growth rather than by merger or acquisition.We believe that:Our active investment management style will add material value to clients over the long run.We must out our clients’ interests ahead of our own.We should be actively engaging investors.Out ownership structure is a key strength.Our firm must be an engaging and progressive place to work.Our actions and behaviours should support society as a whole.In relation to being an engaging and progressive place to work, we strive to attract and retain a diverse group of talented individuals. We do this through the creation of opportunity and challenge while providing support through internal and external groups and networks. We are committed to getting better at everything we do and remaining relevant to the evolving needs of our clients.We are delighted to partner with Women Returners to launch our first Baillie Gifford Returner Programme. The programme is designed to encourage and support a return to work for experienced candidates through a six-month paid returnship starting in March 2022. It is open to experienced professional women who have taken a career break of 18 months or more. You may have taken time out to look after children or elderly/sick relatives, for relocation, for a personal health issue or for other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years. As this programme is funded by the Scottish Government Women Returners Fund, it is only open for women to apply.We recognise that returning to work following a career break may be daunting. The Baillie Gifford Returner Programme will provide you with a supported transition including an internal mentor, a buddy and Career Returner Coaching support provided by Women Returners. You will also benefit from a ready-made peer group of other returners as part of your cohort experience.Are you curious about the world? Are you interested in the companies that will change the way we live and work? Have you thought about working for Baillie GiffordYou might presume investment management is dry and dusty, poring over balance sheets and other such financial hocus pocus. Think again. Our purpose is to deploy our clients’ money to generate tangible long-term returns for the individuals, institutions and pension funds that put their trust in us. Put simply, we provide some of the most exciting and disruptive growth companies in the world with the capital and support they need to transform lives. And you can be part of it.Information Systems works with every part of the firm to leverage technology and solutions. The IS department deliver the applications and platforms in a secure, resilient and performant manner to all our users globally. The department has three areas of specialisation, Infrastructure, Application Delivery and Architecture & App Platforms.ResponsibilitiesWe are looking for a BA to join our application development department, focusing on the development and implementation of both bespoke and 3rd party applications, as well as change for business areas and the many systems they use.The candidate should be comfortable with, and possess a thorough understanding and knowledge of the software development lifecycle, as well as a sound understanding of the role of a BA in application development.The analysis team work across several projects, programmes, and delivery streams and provide analysis expertise within an agile environment. They play a key role in of the delivery of bespoke applications, enhancements, and business process optimisation to support our business in providing a great service for our clients.The department is responsible for bespoke and packaged software development, focusing on applications that are essential to our business, and making sure that we are equipped with the technological tools we needs to develop and grow.Responsibilities of the role: Joining the analysis team, you will be expected to provide high quality analysis across a number of projects, with full autonomy to plan and conduct your own analysis within a supportive environment.You will have the opportunity to lead your own analysis, or at times, work as part of a larger analysis team for significant projects and programmes. Key activities and output will include business process analysis, requirements analysis, and collaborating with project teams to explore, document, and deliver, business and system solutions.Experience and Knowledge: -A sound understanding of the role of a BA within change and application developmentExperience in building and maintaining strong working relationships with clients, customers, or stakeholdersPrevious working experience within an analytical role*Abilities and Skills:*An analytical mindset, and ability to think criticallyStrong communication skills, and the ability to convey ideas to different types of audiencesExcellent written communication, and ability to produce a high standard of documentationProblem solving, and the ability to appraise ideas and optionsCompetencies (not limited to): -AccuracyClient FocusTeam WorkingCommunicationBusiness UnderstandingThinking and JudgementInfluencingRelationship BuildingDeveloping CapabilityClosing DateJanuary 30, 2022At Baillie Gifford we are committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful culture in which each of our colleagues can thrive and develop. We believe that our clients are best served by a diverse workforce with the experiences, ideas and perspectives that this brings.Job Type: Full-time
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