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DATE ADDED: Tue 12/05/2020

Business Analyst

Bristol, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Competitive

Job title: Business Analyst x 3

Location: Bristol

Job type: 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Who we are

Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.

Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.

Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.

What we’re building

We now need three Business Analysts to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the IT function, so it can simplify our IT architecture by removing our legacy systems and investing in modernised, lower-cost technology systems, and deliver a digital platform that provides a single view of our customers.

Job summary

The Business Analyst (BA) supports the facilitation of business change through the articulation of business needs reflected in the Business Case and through the definition of the required Business and IT Change to fulfil these needs. Using a range of elicitation and analysis techniques the Business Analyst will facilitate the alignment of stakeholder perspectives to achieve the stated change objective. The BA may be deployed in an Agile or Waterfall software development context. Working in change delivery the Business Analyst will provide estimation and progress reporting for their own work, record RAID items and provide auditable trace from business need to benefit realisation. The BA will manage their analysis stakeholders, working at all levels but mostly with Subject Matter Experts.

What you’ll do

•Conduct demand evaluation.

•Identify and articulate risks.

•Plan your work and provide transparency regarding progress.

•Identify improvement opportunities for potential sponsorship.

•Elicit, analyse and synthesize stakeholder perspectives.

•Ensures solutions satisfy legal, regulatory, compliance, contractual and policy obligations.

•Produce definition of IT and business change with review and sign off from key stakeholders.

•Provide impact assessment of change requests.

•Produce and maintain a trace from business need to benefit realisation.
Conduct Post Implementation Review / retrospectives



•Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate competency equivalent to holders of the BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis


•We welcome candidates with certification in any of the following:

•BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

•BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

•IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

What you’ll like about working here

As a Canada Life UK colleague, you’ll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You’ll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Our focus is to have an engaged, committed and motivated work force, operating in a high performing and collaborative culture. We want to create an organisation that offers opportunities for all our people to develop their skills and talent, and build rewarding careers with us.

Diversity and inclusion
Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.