Our public sector client are currently looking for a Delivery Manager to join their team on a new contract.
Contract Length: 6 months
Pay Rate to Candidate: £550.00/£600.00 UMBRELLA
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: Thursday 4th at 11am
Interview Process: TEAMS
A delivery manager is accountable for the delivery of products and services and the performance of the team. Will build and maintain teams ensuring they are motivated and collaborating. Identify obstacles and help the team to overcome them, focus the team on what is most important to the delivery of products and services, facilitate continuous improvement and apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques. The complexity or breadth of products or teams will vary in this role, depending on the context.
Identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use and recognise when something does not work.
Help teams to manage and visualise outcomes.
Listen to the needs of technical and business stakeholders and interpret them, whilst managing their expectations.
Report on financial delivery and monitor costs and budget, knowing when to escalate issues.
Recognise when to move from one stage of the product life cycle to another and ensure the team is working towards the appropriate service standards.
Manage the pace and tempo of the team and address internal and external risks, issues and dependencies.
Identify and challenge organisational processes of increasing complexity and those that are unnecessarily complicated.
Prioritise the most important or highest value tasks and remove blockers or impediments that affect plans and can develop a plan for difficult situations.
• Practitioner level knowledge of:
o Agile practices, tools, techniques and culture - specifically Scrum and Kanban practices
o Delivery metric tracking and effective methods to prioritise and forecast delivery
o Task management, workflow or collaboration tools. e.g. Trello, Jira, Confluence, Slack and Miro
o Product prioritisation, delivery planning and facilitation techniques
• Working level knowledge of:
o User-centred design and development and iterative agile software development techniques related to the full product lifecycle
o Coaching methods to build and sustain high performing teams
o GDS service standards, technology code of practice and government service manual
o Effective risk and issues management
• Excellent appreciation of the value and need to follow accessibility standards (W3C)
• Working level knowledge of scaling agile teams effectively
• Working level understanding of security, privacy and common standards (e.g. API's, design components, clinical safety)