SYP - Business Analyst - August 2022

Carbrook - Force HQ, Sheffield
£31,425 - £36,231

Role: Business Analyst (Aug 2022)

Department: Safer South Yorkshire Programme

Location:  Carbrook, Force HQ, Sheffield / Agile Working

Salary: £31,425 - £36,231

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Temporary (until 31 March 2024)                                     

Role Purpose:

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Business Analyst team within the Business Change and Innovation department at South Yorkshire Police Force.  The role is full of variety and you will be involved with a wide range of assignments supporting the Safer South Yorkshire programme working alongside other members of the Business Change and Innovation team.

In the post of Business Analyst you will investigate, analyse, visualise, articulate, and solve complex problems using a wide range of business analysis tools and techniques. 

This will include applying thinking, gathering and analysing data from a range of systems or within business areas; using information and data to formulate short-term and long-term plans; identifying and analysing options and recommendations that are aligned to the Force’s strategy and priorities.

The role requires the successful candidate to explore and identify opportunities for business improvement, analyse processes and recommend options and solutions, ensuring that the organisation delivers maximum value and quality from the services it provides to the public. 

The Business Analyst will work closely with stakeholders and identify, analyse and manage relationships with and between them, to communicate complex information on business problems, processes and data in a clear and concise way.  You will understand stakeholder needs and balance this with project objectives and wider force strategies. 

Working with the wider project team you will help identify a range of benefits from the deliverables of projects and help document and deliver these benefits.

You will identify and contribute to initiatives to develop the Business Analyst team and the wider BC&I department.

We welcome applications from candidates with proven business analysis experience and   interpersonal skills and a passion for excellence and improving the service we deliver to our communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Triage new projects, analysing the request to understand the problems, scope and desired outcomes.
  • Working with stakeholders to produce Problem Statements and reports to define project scope and analysis outputs.
  • Collect and analyse appropriate data to understand the workload and resource requirements for front line and back office functions.
  • Conduct research in respect of the development of the force’s strategic and delivery plans, programme and projects. Use a variety of methodologies and research tools, including process mapping, recognised continuous improvement tools and techniques, and conducting focus groups with staff across the organisation.
  • Produce statistical information in support of the Force’s strategic and delivery plans, programme and projects.
  • Use relevant tools and techniques to identify and implement efficiency, effectiveness and cost saving opportunities as part of project or analysis work.
  • Undertake process redesign analysis and implementation activities using a variety of appropriate tools and techniques ensuring relevant quality and audit standards are taken into account.
  • Support project progress, ensuring that the timeliness/quality are adhered to and that slippage is kept to a minimum by rescheduling resources and negotiating timescales as necessary, bringing to the attention of the Project Manager those issue which require further attention.
  • Document a detailed plan of activities, deliverables and timescales for assignments. Liaise with other members of the Business Change Department and stakeholders to incorporate this into an overall project plan.
  • Provide day to day assistance and support, as directed, associated with the planning and monitoring of projects to ensure that they are implemented on time in accordance with the project plan.
  • Produce comprehensive written reports, including accurate and timely statistical management information and relevant findings, as well as project status updates and significant issues requiring resolution.
  • Attend meetings to discuss issues regarding project progress/implementation and take action when required.
  • Use relevant data to assist in the production of shift patterns and recommendations.
  • Using analysis, identify and document potential project benefits and liaise with the Benefits Realisation Officer.
  • Assist in the maintenance of an audit trail of information and its source to ensure the accuracy, quality and integrity.
  • Identify and contribute to initiatives to develop the Business Analyst team and wider Business Change department.
  • Liaise with internal departments/units, districts, senior managers, other forces and external bodies such as government departments to facilitate delivery of the project/programme and maintain an understanding of local and national policing issues including external inspection activity.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours and travel around and outside of the force area.
  • Performs such other duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with its level of responsibility.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of research design/methodology and business analysis tools and techniques.
  • Educated to Degree Level in an appropriate subject matter area or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to elicit, collate and assimilate information and manage stakeholders.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own work in order to ensure that tasks are completed accurately within specified time scales.
  • Knowledge of calculating resource requirements to meet the demands of the Force.

For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the attached role profile.


We offer generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Generous ‘family’ leave
  • Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
  • Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
  • Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
  • Access to a range of occupational health facilities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
  • Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sports and Social Club


Applicants must meet the minimum requirement checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity. A minimum checkable history of 3 years / 5 years is required for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.

Appearance & Standards:

The Force is currently reviewing the Appearance and Standards Policy, with particular focus to Tattoos.  All visible tattoos will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, pending consultation of the Policy review.  Until such time, please do not be discouraged from applying to the Force as any visible tattoos will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  Any tattoo which could be deemed inappropriate, or cause offence will not be accepted.  If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.

South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values:

Please find attached information sheet on South Yorkshire Police’s Key Values. The force has a particular focus on three areas, Fairness, Integrity and Trust. Under each of these three headings there are key behaviours we expect all employees to adhere to.

Closing Date:

Friday, 19 August 2022 at 23:55.

Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the Talent Acquisition Manager, Recruitment, and the Line Manager for the role.

Contact point for applicants:

For further information about the role, please contact Ray Froggatt at or Graham Ambridge at  Please do not contact Ray or Graham for an application form.

Further Information:

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Diversity & Inclusion:

South Yorkshire Police welcome applications from under-represented communities.  For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:

In addition, we will look to support anyone who requires Part Time/Job share working hours.

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Note to candidates:

Please note that, should you be successful at the interview stage, the relevant internal or external pre-employment checks are required.  These include vetting clearance or review, prior to being appointed to the new role and start date being agreed.

Internal Secondments:

To apply for this post as a secondment, you must have the support of your current Line Manager. This should be sent via email to the Hiring Line Manager.  Please ensure that the role title and the closing date are stated in the subject of your email.

Without support, your application will not be considered any further.

This opportunity is closed to applications.