Business Analyst

Police Staff
Full Time
Portishead, Police Headquarters- BS20 8QJ
PO 2-5

£33,732 - £36,369


12/07/2020, 23:55

Are you creative, analytically-minded and motivated by problem solving?

We have a number of exciting opportunities for experienced and motivated Business Analysts to support change and improvement activity across the organisation.

You will work as part of a network of Business Analysts who work on a varied and stimulating range of assignments. The portfolio currently includes activity aligned with Avon and Somerset Police’s four key strategies: Service, People, Infrastructure and Digital.

In terms of technical skills, we are looking for candidates who can understand and analyse complex business problems, so you must be expert at working with both quantitative and qualitative data and using a range of IT software. You will know how to effectively identify, document and verify business requirements. You will be able to draw upon your previous experience of business analysis in a large and complex organisation, to deploy the right tools and methodologies for the right assignment.

What is equally as important as technical skills, is your approach to your work. You will be innovative, communicative and collaborative in your approach to every problem. You will be able to work confidently with colleagues from across the business and from a wide range of disciplines. You will design and facilitate workshops to bring stakeholders together to problem-solve, identify opportunities for improvement and co-create solutions. You will be skilled in the presentation of information and data in a way that is clear and understandable to a range of audiences, helps to contextualise problems and supports effective decision making. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a public sector organisation that is delivering large scale change and improvement to achieve its vision of becoming an outstanding Police Force.

This role will be largely based at Headquarters in Portishead (with secure parking and on-site facilities) but the ability to travel freely around the force area will be required. We provide the ability to work remotely and flexibly, and in light of the current COVID-19 situation most staff are currently home working. We will have a mixture of permanent, temporary and maternity cover roles available over the coming months.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

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Why work for Avon and Somerset Police?

Avon and Somerset Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Avon and Somerset is the force for you.


Equality, diversity and inclusion

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBT communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.

All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.


Flexible working

All requests for flexible working patterns will be considered and will be dependent on the role.


Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.


Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.


Vetting and safeguarding

Avon and Somerset Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.  

This vacancy is closed to applications.