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Business Analyst

36,567 P.A. ?
Location: St. James
Company: Spotlight Sports Group
Hours: Full time
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Spotlight Sports Group is a media company that focuses on horse racing, football and sport, with a particular accent on content that informs bettors. The company comprises the Racing Post (which publishes the Racing Post as well as and, a number of affiliate brands that provide informed tipping content, as well as ICS, a media services company that provides B2B content for clients as well as publishing consumer websites. The business employs approximately 440 permanent staff and also hires a large number of freelancers and contractors across its offices in London, Leeds, Bristol and Dublin.

The Affiliate team are based in Bristol, and are responsible for building out the product to support our affiliate brands, including Pickswise, FreeSuperTips and MyRacing. We are seeking to grow this team to support our ambition of launching more international affiliate properties throughout 2021.

Based in the heart of central Bristol in the newly refurbished Whitefriars building, our team currently employs 20 permanent members of staff, with ambitions to increase that in 2021.

Job purpose:

We are seeking to grow our affiliate business over the coming months. We are investing in the platforms that power our affiliate brands, and seeking to add new properties to our portfolio. We have the expertise and experience of creating and managing successful affiliate businesses and are now seeking to build out an ecosystem that allows us to scale and diversify at pace internationally.

The Business Analyst will play a vital role in our ecosystem, working closely with the Product Managers, developers and designers and directly influencing the direction our brands take to achieve our key goals and improve our metrics.

Role Accountabilities

  • You will be responsible for working with business stakeholders in identifying business requirements for IT projects, products, and programs of work that maximize business impact.
  • You will partner with the Product Manager and other Business Analysts to assist/drive the articulation of goals/capabilities using roadmaps, writing epics and user stories, and identifying potential risks to realising these.
  • You will facilitate team discussion around high level sizing and planning of epics and stories.
  • You will work with the development and design team to ensure that requirements for their work are documented appropriately, and that we understand the efforts required to deliver to specification.


  • Experience in requirements gathering, analysis & structuring and full traceability back to objectives / goals.
  • Understanding of the product management process
  • Understanding of web technologies
  • Demonstrable and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills, especially in explaining complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences


  • Experience with JIRA & G-Suite products
  • A strong passion for Sport and Gaming sector
  • Previous development experience would be helpful
  • Previous experience of user testing would be helpful


The position will come with a competitive salary, bonus, 25 days holiday, Private Healthcare and a great pension. We also give you your birthday off. We think we have an amazing working environment and culture and hope you will do too.

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