Lead Agile Delivery Manager

Contract Type
Expiry Date
25/01/2022 14:40:00
We are looking for a talented Lead Agile Delivery Manager, working on some of the most exciting projects in the UK. Up to £72933 plus amazing pension and work life balance.

Job Description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

  • How do you bring diverse teams of together so they are delivering at their best?
  • Can you motivate and influence teams and stakeholders, in a context of pace, transformation and complexity?
  • Are you passionate about the power of agile tools and practices to improve the way people and organisations work?

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 Delivery Manager who's really into Agile, to empower our multi-disciplinary digital teams and Delivery Managers across our community as we design, build, maintain and modernise products and services that really work for over 20 million users.

Delivery. Work. People:

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 be a key influence and pacesetter on the way DWP builds, maintains and delivers digital services, setting user-centred strategies, 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 a cheerleader, a coach, and a negotiator. You'll ask the right questions, or help others find the right questions themselves. Other times you'll sit back and observe, analyse out decide how best to bring out the best from your teams.

You thrive on change and you navigate the nitty gritty and noise of hands on day-to-day delivery. And you define the pace, strategy and process for delivery.

This morning you attend a meeting and observe the team behaviours. You make a note of patterns and things you spot as potential areas of development.

After coffee, you have a meeting with a Deputy Director. You're providing her with an update on our transformation progress, and talk through a 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 from 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're contacted from a key Product Manager that you've been coaching. It is clear they've embedded the behaviours and are living the agile methodologies you discussed. You talk to your team 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 have exemplary leadership skills with the ability to motivate high performing teams.
  • 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 our brand-new hub in Birmingham. We're right in the City Centre and just 10 minutes' walk from New Street Station.

We also all have the tech and tools we need to enable our people to work flexibly. We work a hybrid model with around 40% of time in the office and the rest at home. 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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