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Business Architect

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    Public Sector

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    Full-time Flexible

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    £38,700 to £45,801 per annum

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Business Architect 

Derbyshire Constabulary is committed to reducing and investigating crime, protecting people and promoting law and order across the county of Derbyshire. 

Derbyshire is renowned for being hugely diverse, encompassing the rural areas of the Peak District as well as old mining communities, modern towns and business centres. It is also home to the vibrant and culturally diverse city of Derby. 

Position: Business Architect 
Location: Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3RS 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Salary: £38,700 to £45,801 per annum 

18th June 2019 at 23:55hrs 

About the role: 

Derbyshire Constabulary is undertaking a number of strategic change programmes to ensure that they can provide a high-quality policing service for the people of Derbyshire, both now and in the future. As part of the Business Change team, this role is responsible for defining and maintaining baseline, target, and transitional Business Architectures, using operational models to clearly articulate how the Force will achieve its strategy, goals and objectives. 


- Gather information on Force strategy and high level discussions and decisions about future plans for Derbyshire Constabulary. 
- Translate and distil the relevant information gathered into Business Architecture models. 
- Baseline Business Architecture models that articulate the current Derbyshire Constabulary capabilities in areas affected by the Force strategy. 
- Define target Business Architecture models that identify the new capabilities and changes to existing capabilities needed to achieve the Derbyshire Constabulary strategy, goals and objectives. 
- Create roadmaps that define transitions needed to move the Force from baseline to target operational models. 
- Be able to demonstrate to executive level stakeholders and line managers how their strategies are being addressed by the Business Architecture.
- Capture architecturally significant relationships and communications between people, process and technology in your operational models so that the implications of any single change can be easily understood. 
- Capture how the operational models are influenced by users of the police service, external partners and suppliers, locations and governance. 
- Help steer the direction of existing strategic projects to ensure that their outcomes align with the Business Architecture roadmaps. 
- Identify new strategic projects needed to implement transitions on the operational roadmap. 
- Be responsible for Business Architecture governance and partake in an Architecture Steering Committee led by the Head of Change and Head of Information Services; liaising with others responsible for Application and Technology Architectures. 
- Support business transition planning and assess operational readiness. 
- Ensure that there is robust, traceable, requirements management between strategic objectives and project level business analysis. 
- Lead on specific business analysis activities identified through the Business Architecture development; provide the scope for activities undertaken by Business Analysts and ensure consistency by defining the methodologies they use. 

About you: 

- Degree-level education or demonstrable equivalent work experience. 
- Proven experience of working in a Business Architect role. 
- Demonstrable experience of assessing the capabilities of an organisation and identifying the changes needed to fulfil objectives. 
- Proven experience of interacting with / influencing executive level stakeholders and directly with end users and third-party suppliers. 
- Strong problem solving skills with demonstrable understanding problem solving techniques. 
- Demonstrable experience of using different techniques to model Business Architecture views. 
- Proven experience of working in a technical environment with a demonstrable understanding of how a Business Architecture relates to Application and Technical Architectures. 
- Proven experience of working alongside those responsible for Applications and Technical Architectures to achieve common goals. 
- Familiar with compliance and security; able to demonstrate how governance affects Business Architecture models. 
- Proven use of architecture modelling tools. 
- Strong business analysis and requirements management background. 

You may have experience of the following: Business Architect, Senior Business Analyst, Change Manager, Business Modeller, Change Management, Solution Architect, Transformation Manager, Business Analysis, Program Manager, Programme Manager, etc.