Business Architect x 2 Aspect Resources
Published: 29th June 2018
Job Type
Simon Nash
£630 - £700 Per Day


Job Title: Business Architect
IR35 Scope: Out of Scope

CV Submission Deadline: Wednesday 4th July 2018 @ 15.00
The Maximum Pay Rate: £630 : £700 Ltd
Location: Outer London:Lunar House
Travel: Ad-hoc to other Home Office sites
Contract Length: 6 Months, potential 6 month extension
Clearance Level Required: SC - Security Check


IE have committed to use a business architecture methodology (applying the Business Architecture Guild approach) to enable more effective delivery of strategies and support the change initiatives understand the impact of any proposed changes on the IE ecosystem. 

A business architecture approach has been employed since 2016, to provide an enterprise design of the Organisation.  The scope, scale and complexity of this work has grown over the past year and IE want to further develop the set of Business Architecture artefacts and expand the scope of this design work to support the current and future IE transformation.

2 X Business Architects are required to support the development of the Business Architecture within IE and support the IE strategy development and alignment of the IE Transformation Portfolio.

Therefore, we are seeking two experienced Business Architects to support the following activities below over the next 6 months (with the understanding that we might need to extend the contract for a further 6 months if required).Scope of the Role:
These roles will cover the IE business enterprise (includes single business areas, business area domains and all IE programmes, projects and initiatives)

Role Definition

  • Has a proven skill in business architecture practices, with a good understanding of the Business Architecture Guild approach (applying BizBok guidance)
  • Provide business architectural leadership to management and subject matter experts, including other business architects; this includes developing, providing training/education for, and implementing future architecture goals
  • Able to execute strategic business architecture
  • Demonstrate and maintain a broad knowledge of the business architecture across the enterprise
  • Mapping the core business architecture and domains into the IRIS tool used by IE.
  • Assess and endorse key proposed business architecture changes/designs to ensure they are aligned with the architectural vision for IE and the wider HO (approval will be undertaken at the IE Business Design Authority)
  • Communicate effectively with the business and technical leadership and specialists on various issues related to business architecture and technology
  • Help to assess the appropriate resources required, with key business architectural skills, to ensure any change initiative is aligned to the overarching IE business design
  • Develop and iterate architectural policies, standards, and/or procedures
  • Identify and/or lead efforts to advance business architecture vision
  • Develop strategic and tactical implementation plans from a complex business architecture vision involving many business strategies
  • Understand individual business and wider organisation goals and integrate them with business architecture options
  • Serve as the liaison and partner to IT architects
  • Ensure that there is knowledge transfer to specifically identified civil servants

Outputs/artefacts required to be produced by Business Architects

To support the development of a mature Business Architecture in IE a range of artefacts and complex mapping (including associations) will need to be produced to support current IE transformation and all future design of the Immigration Enforcement Operation.
The following work packages are required:

  1. Continue to iterate the IE Capabilities map and develop the levels 3-6 where appropriate
  2. Continue to develop the IE Value Streams and Stages to ensure they align with IE Services.
  3. Develop the core Information and Organisational domains in IRIS
  4. Map each of the 12 IE Transformation Programmes to the IRIS tool and capture the key initiatives/projects that sit outside of the Portfolio to the IRIS tool
  5. Map the extended domains (Metrics & Measures, Products & Services, Policies, Rules and Regulations, Stakeholders and the Business Motiviation Model (VMOST) to IRIS
  6. Maintain change control of the data in IRIS and undertake a range of analysis of the most effective uses for the data captured.
  7. Undertake heatmapping of business capabilities and/or value stages to the business or any change initiative, articulating the value in terms of cost and time savings, risk mitigation, quality improvements and performance improvements
  8. Support the delivery of Atlas and IE Business Rules through mapping the impact of changes on the business.
  9. Continue to support efforts to build a common vocabulary for IE around business design using BIZBOK Business Architecture standards (primarily) and supplementing with Service Design standards where appropriate.
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