Lead Agile Programme Manager - Health Transformation Programme Lead Agile Programme Manager - Health  …

DWP Digital
in Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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GBP59258 - GBP80522 per annum + benefits
DWP Digital
in Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
GBP59258 - GBP80522 per annum + benefits
Lead Agile Programme Manager (Health Transformation Programme)- Up to £80,522 per annum + up to 27% great pension + benefits

Lead Agile Programme Manager (Health Transformation Programme)- Up to £80,522 per annum + up to 27% great pension+ great benefits +performance related bonus + flexible working + work life balance

  • Are you a collaborative strategic servant-leader?
  • Can you carve a digital strategy and support multiple delivery teams and live services?
  • Are you an Agile evangelist with experience of leading and delivering software across the lifecycle for complex projects though full product lifecycle ?
  • Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation?

Then look no further, we'd love to hear from you!

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP supports over two million disabled people who apply for health related benefits every year. The Health Transformation Programme is revolutionising this service, putting customers at its heart and seeking to offer the best possible experience. This is an exciting opportunity to be a senior digital delivery leader in this high-profile programme. You will be accountable for the delivery leadership needed for achieving high-profile outcomes for our users and stakeholders. You will do this using your own delivery expertise hands-on and through the expertise of multiple delivery managers that work with you. It includes leading the orchestration between multiple agile teams and extensive engagement with the overall programme.

You and your role

You'll be responsible for fostering the right environment for your multidisciplinary teams to succeed, helping them to self-sufficient whilst creating a culture of learning and transparency. You'll be a key part of one of the UK's biggest and most high-profile digital transformation programmes, a once-in-a-generation reform of government products and services.

The UK is recognised as a world leader in digital government; it ranks at the top of the United Nations' e-government index and countries like the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are modelling their digital transformation on ours

Be an exemplary servant leader. Lead from the front. Embed Agile in the fabric of DWP. You'll keep pace with the introduction of relevant agile and lean tools and techniques, and remove obstacles and blockers that might get in the way of delivery.

This role is predominately about an agile in-house development environment but also includes appropriate supplier and external dependency management. Your digital programme will be of high complexity and is likely to represent high risk to the department. It will involve complex decision making involving a wide range of options and is likely to affect many work areas within DWP. You will have expenditure responsibility and that can run into millions of pounds. You will manage risks and blockers, some of which could include risks to delivery of core government policy or that could have a damaging impact to the reputation of the Department. This position comes with accountability for leading major delivery discussions at deputy director/director/director general level across DWP that may cover complex issues and require strong stakeholder management, negotiation and prioritisation skills. Key to this will be building and maintaining important relationships, reconciling priorities and agreeing common action at a senior level.

As a Lead Agile Programme Delivery Manager, you will deliver end to end programme projects including owning the delivery of digital products and services used by the Department.

You will have the ability to adapt and reflect, also able to recognise when something does not work and encourage a mind-set of experimentation. There is real opportunity here to exploit new and emerging tech as we move forward. We're looking for someone with an ability to deliver now and keep an eye on the future.

You will provide agile leadership to a multi-disciplinary agile team and you'll help embed agile principles and practices across the wider organisation and build and nurture the relationships with senior stakeholders.

We are looking for a great delivery experience with technical nous.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

This role has and is evolving. This is more than a digital strategy planning role. it also is key in supporting delivery managers in developing and growing teams with whilst BAU and the necessary firefighting.

It requires creating the right frameworks for vital resource .ommercial paths.setting up routes for retaining people and service contracts.

Managing risk and finance and a budget of £40 M and innovating change and healthy structured challenges within necessary regulatory and governance backdrop.

A fresh and new approach is welcome in pioneering the new space of AI joining up data across government.We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Agile and Lean Practices
  • Programme Management
  • Planning
  • Relationship Management

Managing multiple projects that include significant digital delivery including experience in :

* Managing multiple agile deliveries that include in-house software development and product design

* Managing one or more complex programmes that are predominately involved in the orchestration between multiple agile teams and with external dependencies.

* Managing a live technical support team.

* Understands ITIL service management and is able to integrate agile delivery with change, release and support processes.

Nice to have but not essential…

* Some experience in designing enterprise and/or solutions architecture. and developing, testing and designing software solutions.

What will I be doing?

The roles and responsibilities for this position include, but are not restricted to :

  • Leading the delivery of a major digital Agile programme
  • Servant-leadership of a team of experienced delivery managers
  • Managing complex dynamics between external and internal stakeholder groups.
  • Support Product Owners to shape and build the digital delivery roadmap and translate this into an achievable programme of work
  • Acting as a scaled-agile delivery lead to orchestrate activities between agile teams
  • Driving the pace of delivery across the programme, they work with other senior leaders and product managers to remove blockers, manage risks, commercials, budgets, suppliers and people assignments
  • Overall development team recruitment and resourcing for programme

Where You'll Work

We're the UK's biggest government department with over 80,000 diverse and brilliant people on our team.

Each of our hubs is a modern, vibrant workplace that was designed for and by members of our digital community.

You'll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Blackpool or Leeds. Find out more about our hubs here


Our Offer

We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality

.In return for your skills we offer competitive salary for this role is up to £59,258 to £80,522 per annum, a brilliant civil service pension of 27% + and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includesWhere the maximum salary is offered a digital allowance up to £9,368 is available.

  • Flexible working
  • 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 and lots more…

Building Our Future

We believe the work we do really matters, so we're serious about investing in your ability.

You'll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills and experience you'll acquire on the job. You'll share ideas with colleagues from across the tech community, and grow your skills via our coaching and mentoring programmes.

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