Footasylum is hiring a

Business Analyst

Rochdale, United Kingdom

We’re looking for a permanent addition to our IT department to help us enable new projects for success, engaging business stakeholders and drawing out a clear understanding of the problem space to help development teams.

This is an exciting role for a junior business analyst who can:

  • Organise elaboration workshops with stakeholders to identify, capture and clarify requirements.
  • Clearly capture and visualise business problems, requirements, process flows and user profiles.
  • Collaborate with delivery and product managers to break down work into small, testable deliverables.
  • Help delivery and product manages create and manage a backlog of work for delivery team(s).

Why Footasylum?

We’ve been going through a digital transformation, changing how we deliver value to our business. A big part of this change is fostering a culture of being open and honest, collaborating, having fun and enabling psychological safety.

We want to create a place for teams to do their best work, and you’ll have the opportunity to influence our decisions, help define standards across the teams and contribute to a healthy and happy working environment.

Our teams work against our four pillars to ensure we make data led decisions to deliver value safely and quickly, working together openly and building a learning culture. We look for people who embrace and promote these ideals across the tech teams and wider business.

The Team

The IT department is made up of multi-skilled agile teams including development, delivery management, product management and quality assurance roles.

The role would initially be based in our ERP team, who are working to migrate us from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Business central. They are working closely with our Merchandising team to help improve their processes as a key driver for this migration.

You would be working alongside a consultant BA to support on creation of the team’s roadmap and backlog and would benefit from their experience. The successful candidate would replace this consultant in due course.

The role will be supported by a Senior BA who will provide coaching and learning opportunities. Within Footasylum the BA function is highly mobile and provide support wherever needed on a wide range of different projects for different areas of the business.

About You

We’re looking for someone who can take complex systems and create clarity, simplicity and be able to share their findings with the wider team. You will be inquisitive and have no issues with asking lots of questions.

You care about understanding and solving problems for stakeholders and will build strong working relationships through empathy.

You will have the skills and confidence to identify and engage the right people for every conversation.

Salary & Benefits 

We’re offering a salary of up to £40,000 for the right person, which we assess based on your own experiences, business analysis skills and against the principles of our department and our ways of working. You’ll also get access to our ‘FA Presents’ company benefits platform, 25 days holiday and pension as standard, and use of our training budget to help you develop your skills.


We recognise and value the importance of diversity to help make sure we have lots of different perspectives when we are building products and services. We know that this will help us build useful and accessible things which our customers will love. This is great news for our business. Diversity for us is also, importantly, about building happy teams full of people that want to learn and want to be inspired by each other and our different experiences and backgrounds.

Recruitment Process 

We review applications on an individual basis, and if we feel you would be a good fit, we’ll invite you to meet with a few members of the Footasylum team for an informal chat about the role over Zoom, and to see if we’re a good fit for you.

With the COVID-19 situation our teams are all working remotely, adjusting to this new way of working as best we can - and as such we’ll help make the interview process as clear and stress-free as possible, giving you the same opportunity as if we were meeting face to face.

Primarily the role will be remote and while there is no intention for the team to go back to full time office work any time soon, candidates within reasonable distance of our offices in Rochdale and Manchester are preferable to enable face to face team and stakeholder sessions in the future.