Senior Business Analyst

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Job Introduction

A fantastic opportunity has become available within Design + Engineering, for a Senior Business Analyst with a background in the design and delivery of digital products for children and young people.

As well as being the people behind iPlayer and the News, Sports and Children’s services, D+E develops, supports and maintains the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air and are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world. In D+E, you’ll be working on unique challenges, hand in hand with the best creative minds in the UK and alongside one of the world's leading production and distribution companies (BBC Studios).

This role is Senior Business Analyst in the Digital Products department, working within the Children’s + Education team. This role is a fixed term contract (FTC) for 12 months.


The successful candidate will be working to bring our flagship digitial learning product, BBC Bitesize to a wider audience. Our mission is to help every learner in the UK, to learn every day in their own way.

Role Responsibility

In addition to generic accountabilities:

  • This role is to undertake the business analysis function on BBC Bitesize to ensure that business requirements and processes are fully understood and clearly documented.
  • You will work the on the specification, design and delivery of BBC Bitesize by selecting and applying appropriate business analysis techniques as required.


  • You will work day-to-day as part of an agile multi-disciplinary team made up of product managers, software engineers, designers, project managers and QA staff.
  • You will collaborate with this team to simplify and plan complex delivery projects.


  • You will liaise with your counterparts across the department to deliver on the strategic priorities of BBC Bitesize.


  • You will help to plan to facilitate stakeholders workshops (e.g. with colleagues from content production and commissioning teams).

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrate professional development with a recognised business analysis qualification.
  • Extensive experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary delivery team to shape and build digital products and services.
  • Working knowledge of the product lifecycle, products, techniques and methodologies and approaches and the understanding of how best to apply to the situation.
  • Experience of carrying out business analysis in a agile delivery environment (Kanban/Scrum).

Considerable experience gained developing products and services aimed at an audience of children and young people.

Package Description

Band: D 
Contract type: 12 months fixed term contract 
Location: Glasgow 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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