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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

IT/Digital Business Analyst

Closing date: 19th March 2023 

Salary: £32,348-£42,155

Reference Number: EN33558

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy.

Our work has never been more relevant as leaders in business and government look to 'build back better' from the Covid-19 global pandemic. In our eyes, this means an economic recovery which prioritises investment and innovation in solutions to climate change, the restoration of nature, whilst delivering inclusive, resilient societies.

The role

CISL is looking to recruit a motivated, skilled business analyst to join the IT/Digital team to help CISL to become more efficient in its operations and to scale effectively.

As part of a digital transformation programme, CISL has invested in a comprehensive Microsoft technology stack. We are now looking for someone to bring the process know-how and personal drive to help deliver real business change by enabling business simplification and process automation.

With proven experience in MS SharePoint, Teams and leveraging the insights of the Power Platform (especially Power BI), this role provides an opportunity to make a real difference to our business operations through bringing improved business processes and data driven insights. This is a hands-on business analyst role - where you will be expected to work closely with business colleagues to capture their requirements and see projects through to implementation.

We are expecting the successful candidate to bring structure to the business transformation effort:

  • To capture and maintain a backlog of potential digital process enhancements
  • To systematically document process requirements and seek new ways to simplify, eliminate and/or automate outcomes
  • To build up a knowledge of CISL operations and data to bring dashboards and reporting to life
  • To provide support in adoption of new processes (incl training, documentation, etc)

Key skills and experience:

  • MS SharePoint, Teams experience and desire/ability to build skills in Microsoft Power Platform and Power BI.
  • Experience working on business process change in a complex organisation
  • Experience working directly with user teams to capture and document requirements and to help implement new solutions
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to ensure that requirements are understood and that business colleagues feel included within the transformation process.
  • Motivated self-starter able to take responsibility for small projects and delivering outcomes

Note this is not a deeply technical role, but the individual will be expected to build a working technical knowledge and be able to apply this to designing simple and effective processes.


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