SIPP Business Analyst


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We are proud to be a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance. Each individual delivers on our shared values and our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of trust, integrity and quality.

We aim to continue our growth by recruiting talented and committed individuals that have the desire to learn and develop. We strive to employ staff who share our values and can bring special skills - enhancing the service that we provide to our clients

The SIPP Business Area provides administration and trusteeship services to self-invested personal pension arrangements for members, both advised and non-advised. We hold over 1000 commercial properties and are looking to grow in this area. Barnett Waddingham is committed to providing the best possible service to all of its members and supporting advisers and to achieve this service we need talented and enthusiastic people who positively embrace challenges.

The SIPP Business Area continually delivers new product features and service improvements by adapting our internal processes and developing our IT platforms. Business Analysts sit within the Change Team whose overall aim is the successful delivery of business change through focused projects, often involving new technologies, product innovation and major process improvements. The need for change is driven by strategic and tactical business initiatives normally aimed at enhancing products and services, increasing efficiency, reducing risk, improving customer journeys, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Business Analysts may also join projects involving external clients.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to evaluate requirements and business processes, identify viable solutions plus opportunities for wider improvements and then work with the team to develop and implement solutions that deliver the required outcomes. Working within a project environment, the role requires you to prepare and deliver the full range of business analysis documentation using structured methodologies and modelling techniques. This includes business requirement specifications/user stories, supporting user guide/procedure note updates, impact assessments and process models.

The Person

To be considered for this role, you will need:-

  • A relevant degree or Business Analysis qualification and/or appropriate experience
  • A minimum of grade C / 5 in GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • The ability to map, create and maintain process flows using common software applications.
  • Knowledge of the SIPP and SSAS market place
  • The ability to use or quickly adapt to a wide range of common and BW specific software applications.
  • A good understanding of software and how it can improve the efficiency of business processes.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • A structured, analytical approach to work and problem solving.
  • Proven investigative and questioning skills underpinned by a natural curiosity, tenacity and an open mind.
  • Good presentation and technical writing skills.

What we offer

  • Flexible annual leave scheme, a generous pension scheme and a competitive (discretionary) annual bonus
  • A broad range of flexible (salary sacrifice) benefits to suit your lifestyle and stage
  • Scope for career progression – we will encourage and support your personal and professional development if that is what you want. This doesn’t necessarily mean climbing the career scale or pursuing a professional qualification but making sure you feel a sense of achievement and progression
  • The opportunity to work in a multi-award winning pensions consultancy
  • Fresh fruit available to all staff free of charge (along with free squash, teas, coffees and hot chocolate – something for everybody!
  • Opportunities to socialise or participate in sport, social or cultural activities
  • 1 paid volunteering day per year
  • Dress-down Fridays
  • Modern and comfortable offices where adjustments can be made in order for you carry-out your role in a safe and effective

Values at Barnett Waddingham

Our values are important to us and we want them to be important to you too: Principled, Quality, Partnership and Respect

Wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham

Employee wellbeing has always been important to Barnett Waddingham and we believe that wellbeing at work is about raising awareness of where issues can arise and balancing the needs of employees and the business.   Our aim is to create an environment which allows individuals to be satisfied at work, be successful in what they do and enable them to achieve their full potential. We have a number of programmes to support wellbeing at Barnett Waddingham.

Diversity at Barnett Waddingham

We want to have a diverse and inclusive workforce as we believe that it will provide us with high performing teams that will be the driving force behind our continued success. An essential  part of this is developing teams who give and welcome different opinions, perspectives and cultural reference; bringing a real richness in our day to day activities, which will achieve better business results, for both ourselves and for our clients. It will also enable us to access a wider talent pool without any boundaries or bias.

We define diversity and inclusion in the following ways:

Respecting differences - we recognise, respect and value individual differences, which may include gender, background, education, religion, ethnicity or perspective. It is the individual that matters and the skills they bring to our organisation.

Inclusion is about embracing these differences for the future of the company. We have created an environment where all our people feel valued and respected, where people give their best. No member of staff should feel excluded from any activity because of their own background.

Corporate Social Investment at Barnett Waddingham

As a firm, we recognise that we have an impact that goes beyond our core activities.

Our corporate social investment programme is an integral part of what we do and is focused on ensuring that our overall impact is a positive one.

Our environment - We have an obligation to reduce the impact that we have on the environment and we consider our consumption, waste, and travel to set clear improvement targets.

Sustainable development - we aim to avoid adverse social and environmental impact in our supply-chain by reducing the environmental impact from service contractors as well as purchasing products that meet recognised environmental standards.

Ethical procurement - People in our supply-chain must be treated with respect and have clear employment rights; we would not knowingly use any service contractors who contravened any such issues.

Charities and volunteering - Our employees make a valuable contribution through their volunteering - each employee is entitled to take one working day a year to volunteer for a recognised good cause. We also match any employee’s personal donations or sponsorship to recognised organisations and charities.




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