Lead Agile Delivery Manager

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Expiry Date
27/10/2021 15:52:00
We're looking for a Lead Agile Delivery who's really into Agile, to empower our multi-disciplinary digital teams as we design, build, maintain and modernise products and services that really work for over 20 million users.

Job Description

Up to £72,933 per annum, circa 27% pension contribution from DWP, flexible working hours and work life balance so you can work in a way that works for you

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

What's your favourite agile approach? Scrum, Kanban, Lean or something else?

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We're working on a once-in-a-generation transformation of products and services used by millions of people every day.

We're looking for a Lead Agile Delivery who's really into Agile, to empower our multi-disciplinary digital teams as we design, build, maintain and modernise products and services that really work for over 20 million users.

You'll be working with and leading our Hybrid Cloud Services team, delivering the infrastructure and services behind a generational transformation of the way DWP works.

Delivery. Work. People:

You'll work on Hybrid Cloud Services as part of DWP's Technology Services team. We provide the foundations to everything DWP Digital work on - we have some of the most compelling business problems to solve and you'll motivate our teams, and create the best possible conditions, to solve them.

We're looking for an experienced Delivery leader, steeped in Agile. You'll be an outcome-focused, servant-leader, a champion and advocate for Agile methodologies, and a creative problem solver.

You'll lead and own the delivery of Hybrid Cloud Services' shared products. You'll be part of the HCS Senior Leadership Team, setting strategy, reconciling priorities and agreeing common action at the top level.

A day in your life as a Lead Agile Delivery Manager

It's good to talk. And you're good at it. Today you'll be part cheerleader, part coach, and part counsellor. You'll ask the right questions, or help others find the right questions themselves. Other times you'll sit back and observe, analysing and taking clues to figure out how best to bring out the best from your teams.

You thrive on change and you navigate the nitty gritty and noise of delivery with ease.

First up, you attend a meeting and just observe the team behaviours. You make a note of patterns and things you spot as potential areas of development.

Later this morning you have a meeting with a Deputy Director. You providing her with an update on our transformation progress, and prepare to inform on recent agile maturity assessment.

This afternoon you're connecting with your squad of senior agile delivery managers and product managers for udpates on progress and challenges. You're working for home so it's cameras on, for that remote-but-face-to-face connection. You've got an eagle eye for any anti-patterns.

You hear from a key Product Manager. You've been coaching them and it is clear they've embedded the behaviours and are living the agile methodologies you discussed. You probe the team more to understand what features they'll focus and tackle in their next sprint.

Their responses will inspire a lunch and learn session for tomorrow, where you'll help them shrink their stories.

What skills knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • You have a track record of delivering digital services at pace in complex agile environments across multiple phases
  • You're an agile expert, coaching and leading teams in agile practices
  • You promote an inclusive culture of psychological safety in teams and managing team dynamics, and enable teams to work in a better way
  • You can define ways of working, orchestrating teams and ensuring the pace of delivery across multiple teams.
  • You take a proactive approach to learning and development of yourself and others.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join our teams in Leeds.

We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

We offer a competitive salary up to £72,933 and a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions of 27.9% - for a £70k starting salary that would mean over £19,500 from us in your pension pot every year.

You'll also get a generous leave package starting at 26 days (25 days annual leave plus a day for the Queen's Birthday).

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

  • Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days off
  • Family friendly policies
  • Volunteering and charitable giving
  • Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
  • Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
  • Sports and social activities
  • Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, qualifications and accreditation, career progression opportunities and lots more.

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