Business Analyst with Project Heather

Location: Edinburgh
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum DOE
Full-time for 3 - 4 months (with possibility of extension)
Immediate start
Closing date: 30 September 2019, 12 noon
Interviews date: w/c 14 October 2019

About the Company

“Project Heather is building a stock exchange for the 21st century. Scottish based, yet global facing, we will be the first Recognised Investment Exchange for which companies must measure and publish annually their positive social and/or environmental impact. We seek to create an exchange that can assist and support the real economy in Scotland, improving access to capital and providing liquidity to purpose-driven founders and entrepreneurs, and those that back them. It is informed by the vision for a capital market which serves society and can be trusted to serve all stakeholders: a market which social entrepreneurs can use, charities can use, local authorities can use and find there investors who are aligned with their mission. We are seeking to tap into Scotland’s strong entrepreneurship and harness its quality as a hub of renewable energy, life sciences and social enterprise.

We have built a technological and strategic partnership with Euronext, the largest European exchange, in order that the new stock exchange be built on the best market architecture with world-class technology. We recently successfully closed one round of funding and are currently working on the next phase of corporate development. Led by Tomás Carruthers, with 25 years’ experience in finance and capital markets, the project’s mission is to launch a new exchange around the end of 2019, subject to recognition and approval by the Financial Conduct Authority.”

For more information on Project Heather, visit their website here

The Role

Project Heather is looking for a Business Analyst to help the team get ready to launch through reviewing and improving existing business processes. As Project Heather is a start-up, the ideal person will be someone who thrives within a fast-moving environment and is enthusiastic to work collaboratively within a small but supportive team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

• Reviewing existing business processes, identifying gaps and processes which do not yet exist
• Creating a baseline of the company’s current situation regarding processes
• Working with all departments to understand their needs
• Process mapping so that solutions can be developed
• Using tools like SQL to build processes
• Making recommendations and uphold your views based on the data collected


Project Heather would like to hear from bright applicants with experience working in a Business Analyst role, possibly within Finance.

Project Heather is a small start-up, so although the team each work in different disciplines, they work across teams so it is important that you are able to work collaboratively as well as being willing to "roll your sleeves up" and have a flexible approach to what is needed in order to achieve Project Heather’s end goals.

To be successful in this role you will have:
• Strong IT Skills, particularly in Excel
• Experience using process building tools such as SQL Server
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• The ability to interpret data and generate innovative solutions
• Strong attention to detail and sound organisational skills
• The ability to work on your own initiative but be a good team player
• Be adaptable in responding to changing project priorities
• Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Advantageous but not essential:
• Experience of working with .Net

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Closing date for applications is 30 September 2019, 12 noon.

Interviews will be held during w/c 14 October 2019

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form on our website.

Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.