Scrum Master Scrum Master …

DWP Digital
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 05 May 21
GBP49171 - GBP59589 per annum + scroll down for comprehensive list
DWP Digital
in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 05 May 21
GBP49171 - GBP59589 per annum + scroll down for comprehensive list
"The scale here is huge; the ask is often complex and the context unique" As a Senior Agile Delivery Manager you understand the complexity, break it down and communicate it properly to the right audiences to get the work done.

Scrum Master/Senior Agile Delivery Manager (what's in a title, more important is that you are nimble and agile enough to get the work done) - up to £59,589 per annum, 27.5% pension contribution from DWP, work life balance freeing you up to do the things you love

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

  • Are you an experienced Delivery Manager?
  • A user-centred design enthusiast?
  • Do you have a track record of delivery across multiple phases and through to live?
  • Can you lead teams in delivery at serious scale?

DWP Digital offers uniquely challenging and fulfilling careers for people who want to use their skills to make a genuine difference to society.

We're part of the UK's biggest government department, and along with over 110,00 colleagues and agents, we work with over 22 million people every day to help them to find work, save and get the support they need.

You'll be a key part of a unique, once-in-a-generation digital transformation of government products and services that are used by so many people, often at critical times in their lives.

Our pension offer is amazing - with circa 27% contributions from your employer - so while you use your skills to create better futures for millions of people in the UK, you'll also be looking after the future of you and your family.

We also want to ensure our people have a really good work/life balance. You'll enjoy the benefits of flexible working, including flexi time which means you can manage how and when you work and also take extra days off.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

In this role you will manage the delivery as part of our Child Services Team. We are designing and building new services and improving older ones as part of a challenging portfolio of activity that will help ensure children and their carer's can better access the support they need.

You'll be an exemplary servant leader, steering from the front. You'll remove blockers and create the right environment for your multidisciplinary teams to succeed, helping them to self-sufficiency and creating a culture of learning and transparency.

Ideally you'll have delivered within the software development life cycle, through all phases.

We're really looking for hands on delivery of projects and portfolios at scale, a user-centred focus and design, and experience of managing delivery right through live service.

It's a complex landscape and you'll need your skills a persuasive and engaging communicator, and your experience of delivering and solving cross-cutting problems to get the job done.

You'll join a thriving community of practice, where you'll share best practice, insight and support with a bunch of other talented, expert Agile Delivery Managers. Together we'll continue to embed agile into the fabric of DWP and find ways to innovate.

What skills knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • You're an agile guru: You have experience of leading and delivering in an agile environment. You're an agile enthusiast that has worked in software development products and live services and can apply the right tools and techniques to facilitate end-end project/service delivery
  • You eat complexity for breakfast: You have experience of delivering software across the lifecycle for complex projects
  • You're an experienced tactical and strategic Delivery Manager: You have experience of successfully managing multiple live projects and services
  • You're a leader: You have experience of coaching and leading multiple delivery teams simultaneously through the full product lifecycle

In your application you'll need to address two key questions:

Our team and our Delivery Manager work on stuff that impacts one of the most vulnerable user groups in society. We're looking for people who are as motivated by that unique purpose as we are, and who have the skills we need to deliver against a really challenging, important agenda.

So, in your application we'll ask you to answer the following questions:

  • What are the pros and cons of your favourite agile framework?
  • What is your understanding of user-centred design and how have you applied it?

You'll need to answer the above questions in less than 250 words (each) as well as give a more general synopsis of how you meet the essential criteria in about 500 words.

For your best chance to land that interview, tailor and structure all the information you present around the above essential criteria. Just giving us your CV/employment history will not give us the insight we need to assess your application effectively.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join our team in our brilliant Newcastle hub.

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 £59,589 and a brilliant civil service pension, and 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.
  • We've just been shortlisted for a Best Place to Work in Digital Award

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