Six-month contracts for business analysts on the rise, with an expected demand for regeneration specialists to follow the government’s Priority School plans. More staff needed on the front line, particularly in children’s services, and charities’ plans to improve spend is expected to increase a need for business partners.
An increase in six-month contracts for business analysts, particularly in social services, has been driven by an overhaul and restructure of financial workflows and payment systems.
Priority school plans will result in a need for regeneration and technical specialists.
A restructure within many of the UK’s top charities is likely to result in a need for experienced business partners who can account for and justify budgets and spend to stakeholders.
Demand for frontline staff rises – particularly in children’s services – as vacancies made by those who have left due to voluntary redundancy or retirement remain unfilled.
BA’s needed for workflow and payment system review
Public Sector clients have indicated a rising demand for business analysts to work on six-month contracts. A number of authorities are reviewing and restructuring their financial workflows and payments systems, especially within social services.
Priority school plans drives surveyor and builder demand
The recent announcement of the schools that will benefit from the PSBP scheme means there will be a need for surveyors and building professionals, according to local authorities. This is because the priority school building plans announced by the government are likely to create many jobs with regeneration professionals and technical professionals.
Demand for frontline staff rises
Clients have advised us of an increase in demand for frontline staff especially within children’s services. Whilst frontline staff were ring-fenced from the cuts, staff have left due to voluntary redundancies or retirement without being replaced which has lead to higher case-load levels and therefore increased pressure on frontline staff.
Business partners set to improve charity spend
We have been advised that the UK’s top 50 charities are reviewing their team structures and requirements to deliver strategy plans over the coming years. Our clients expect there to be a continued need for strong business partners across the sector to work closer with other teams across the organisation to ensure budgets are well managed and stakeholders are aware of spend in their area.