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Senior Agile Delivery Manager | Ref: PSR0021082

Job Description

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers. As such, we operate on a scale that is almost unmatched anywhere in Europe and most people in Britain come into contact with us at some point in their lives. Working with DWP, you will be helping us to drive our priorities to: + Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment + Increase saving for, and security in later life + Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children + Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants + Deliver efficiently: transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase productivity Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you've never met and solve problems you didn't even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we're here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of public sector roles. As a Senior Agile Delivery Manager your main responsibilities would be: + Help high performance teams to continuously improve, share information and set standards for other teams + Helps develop and utilise meaningful metrics in order to drive teams towards their goals and understand areas for improvement + Creates a safe and supporting environment for all teams, encouraging them to experiment and making failure a safe part of learning. + Leads by example, acting as a servant-leader demonstrate the right behaviors. Deals with conflict and helps establish a team culture that allows for constructive criticism + Owns and builds relationships with the technical teams, Product Owners, senior stakeholders, management and third-party sub-contractors utilising effective and appropriate governance mechanisms. Managing complex team dynamics between external and internal stakeholder groups to ensure the team is aligned to and understands the same objectives + Work with technology and business teams to ensure that security controls, products & services are delivered effectively to realise measurable benefits + Supports the Product Owners and Domain Team Delivery Managers to define and build the digital delivery roadmap and translate into an achievable backlog + Design, facilitate and lead workshops, meetings with a variety of stakeholders, driving out outcomes and establishing the pace of delivery + Risk mitigation managing, issues and dependencies (external and internal) across Technology Services and Digital + Drives the pace of delivery across projects and programmes, responsible for owning key blockers till they are resolved and guiding other members of the delivery community to help them deliver effectively + Manage external assurance groups, that they are appropriately engaged and aware to enable them to avoid any risks related to formal + Ensure funding is in place and track spending and forecasts regularly and accurately + Lead agile events across multiple projects and sets the standards for agile project management, ensuring business and delivery teams are working to a common, shared objective and vision to deliver specific outcomes + Work directly with multiple suppliers to manage complex commercial relationships + Communicating with impact across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, tailoring messages to ensure that it is right for the audience + Encourage and nurture a culture of working in an agile manner utilising agile delivery principles

Candidate Description

  • Excellent knowledge of JIRA + Knowledge of Mural, Miro, Draw.io would be advantageous + Familiarity with Kanban framework + Experience working on large, complex programmes + Ability to identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use + Stakeholder engagement + Experience of working in an agile environment. + Agile delivery knowledge + Experience of delivering software in multiple GDS phases + Experience of managing a live service + Experience of leading a delivery team If this Senior Agile Delivery Manager role sounds like something that you would be interested in, please click the link to apply and speak to one of our PSR team now. "In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment and will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different." Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not Overseas.