Junior Business Analyst (FTC)

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Slough Hybrid
Project Management & Business Analyst
£30,000 - £35,000 DOE
Full Time
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Junior Business Analyst (FTC)
Slough, Berkshire

Do you have experience as an Analyst on a software development project or experience as a Teacher with a passion for education software? If so, join an organisation whose mission is to help children and young people get the best education possible and make a positive, lasting impact with a leading charity.

As our Junior Business Analyst, you will gather requirements for new features and iterations of those already in development, write and refine user stories and document these on JIRA. Working for our technical analysts, you will be liaising with subject matter experts across the Foundation and our technical team to ensure that what is developed meets the requirements that were specified.

You will come to NFER with either educational or technology experience and be a key member of the team, working between the business and technical teams. It will be your job to unpick the requirements and turn them into user stories, user flows, and functional specifications that can be built and delivered by our developers.


- Experience in an Analyst role on a software development project or Teaching
- Understanding of different analysis techniques and supporting tools for requirement gathering, definition and documentation in readiness for development
- Understanding of behaviour driven development, gherkin syntax and INVEST user stories
- Experience of working within agile projects
- Proven ability to integrate with teams and build relationships with stakeholders
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
- Excellent interpersonal, interviewing, and presentation skills
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Excellent knowledge of the MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to understand, learn and utilise technology easily

You may have held roles such as Teacher, Requirements Analyst, Business Analyst, Product Owner.


- Salary £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
- Generous pension scheme
- 42 days’ holiday per year including Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days (pro rata)
- Great work/life balance and lots of flexibility

We are reviewing applications regularly as part of an ongoing recruitment process.

We are open to exploring flexible working solutions to work as effectively as you can, be it in the office or at home or a mix of the two. Our teams value social networks and relationships, so we make opportunities to come together throughout the year and as a whole.

Our offices are located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40.

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you’re looking for a place where you can put your heart, soul and skills into making a difference, we want to hear from you. Apply via the button shown.

This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.


The National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales. Head office and registered address: The Mere, Upton Park, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2DQ
Recruitment enquiries: Email: recruitment@nfer.ac.uk
General enquiries: Telephone: +44(0)1753 574123 | Fax:+44(0)1753 691632 | Email: enquiries@nfer.ac.uk
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