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Principal Business Analyst

About You
Can you lead and motivate a team?
Are you an innovator who looks for new and different ways to solve problems?
Do you want to work with a team focused on making positive changes?
If so, read on...
You will have extensive experience of building and leading a business analysis function including recruitment, team leading, coaching and mentoring.
You will have excellent interpersonal and managerial skills, an ability to manage team resources and set priorities, and the emotional intelligence and the ability to support and mentor team members.
You will have extensive experience in a Business Analyst role, excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a track record of delivering strategic analysis, change management and benefit realisation activities.
You will be highly proficient in various BA tools and techniques, advising on their use, and building a Community of Practice around them.

You will be able to lead and facilitate workshops, both in person and remotely, and will be comfortable using standard workshop tools and techniques.
You will have extensive experience of Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC), and have experience of the two main types:  ‘Waterfall’ (linear) and ‘Agile’ (iterative).
You will be an excellent communicator, and have considerable experience in identifying, analysing and managing stakeholders.
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

About The Role
You will provide leadership and governance in the discipline of Business Analysis, working to seek out, develop and embed appropriate Business Analysis methodologies, skills, processes, tools and discipline within the Authority, ensuring successful delivery of complex business solutions.
You will lead a team of Business Analysts, setting objectives, managing performance, and providing support and mentoring to enable them to further develop their analysis experience and professional skill sets.
You will develop and implement an Authority wide culture that captures and reports on project benefits so that these can be used to support decision making on future digital projects 
You will be working in both traditional project teams, led by a Project Manager and following a defined governance structure, and in an Agile Scrum team, where you will work closely with Developers and QA specialists.
You will be expected to lead the analysis work on complex and large scale projects with responsibility for modelling business systems, eliciting business requirements, managing business benefits, planning and leading data migration projects, and producing well-formed business cases.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in business change projects that will transform our organisation, and help to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
Role location: Rotationally onsite at our Mansfield head office (two days in the office per week). 
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.


Application closing date: 23rd April 2023
Sifting date: 24th April 2023
Interviews: 2nd May 2023
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:

  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%!
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Employee discounts
  • Annual medicals
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing
  • A recognition scheme, where you receive extra money or vouchers
  • Flexi-time to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
  • Sponsorship and professional qualifications support
  • Professional subscriptions paid
Working with us:
We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – as long as you’re able to be in the Mansfield office for a minimum of 2 days a week and attend our regular team meetings in person, we embrace a hybrid working model as much as possible.
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we do not just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our customers and our community.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.

We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 06/04/2023
  • Rate: £53,934 - £60,110
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: IT
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0105
  • Posted: 2023-04-06 14:52:03 -

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