Job title: Business Analyst, Project Management Office
Company: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: for general enquires only [email protected]
Closing date: 20 September

Job description

The opportunity

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC is an entrepreneurial, independent, worldwide publisher listed on the London Stock Exchange with offices in London, Oxford, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Over its 33 year history, Bloomsbury’s mission has been to publish works of excellence and originality.

We are looking for a Business Analyst to support the development of key systems, both internal and customer-facing. You will liaise with Finance, Sales and Marketing and Web teams, and work with vendors in order to realise the development of new, business-critical systems.

The role

  • Work with the business to define requirements
  • Analyse data sources and outputs to contribute to logical and physical modelling and to prepare detailed specifications
  • Manage and support testing
  • Manage vendors to ensure they are delivering business value
  • Support the Project Office with lessons learned, best practices, and standardised methodologies
  • Provide project management support on smaller projects where required

Knowledge, skills and experience

Skills/experience (required)

  • Knowledge of and experience using business analysis techniques
  • Ability to elicit and capture requirements, including chairing requirements workshops
  • Experience of capturing workflows, both written and in BPMN/UML format
  • Experience of working with third-party APIs
  • Writing test scripts / scenarios and managing testing
  • JIRA experience
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Tenacity, the love of investigating data problems right to the very end
  • Self-motivated, team-player

Skills/experience (desirable)

  • Experience of managing projects (and knowledge / experience of using project management methodology: Prince2 or PMI) a plus
  • Good Knowledge of SQL
  • Understanding of ETL and data modelling
  • E-commerce experience
  • Experience of finance fundamentals and working on finance related projects

Publishing experience, and experience of bibliographic databases, especially Biblio3

Additional information

The role is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) permanent position

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Allocated office days for this role are: Monday/Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday (some flexibility required)

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the URL below detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by Wednesday 20th September 2023.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits:

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance)
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eyecare Voucher Scheme
  • Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see our careers page

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.