DWP. Digital with Purpose.
Want to solve complex problems that impact the most vulnerable citizens?
DWP is the UK's largest government department. We're working on a once-in-a-generation of products and services used by millions of people every day.
We're looking for an agile delivery manager to manage Universal Credit; DWP's flagship digital service.
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.
Delivery. Work. People: A Day in the life of an Agile Delivery Manager
Day to day, you'll act as both servant and leader to your team. You'll guard their time, and protect their ability to deliver.
A technical problem arises that needs a solution. As the delivery manager you frame the work as a learning problem for your team. It is not an execution problem - you know that simply telling your team to execute a prescribed solution takes away the creative process involved in building quality services with real life outcomes. It separates purpose and execution.
You know how to get your team to recognise that it's important to deliver value early and to learn and adapt to our citizens evolving needs in a complex world.
You foster an environment of continuous validation with Agile standards of respect, openness, and courage. You create an environment of psychological safety for your multi-disciplinary team.
You ask lots of questions. You're a role model for curiosity, and the cycle of inspection and adaptation. Your teams quickly adopt a habit and a culture of learning about user outcomes and seeking quick feedback.
Your role as an Agile Delivery Manager is to enable the work, and not impose how it's done.
You mitigate against micro-management. You deliver projects by giving motivated and skilled individuals the trust, autonomy and conditions to do their thing.
You make the work visible to stakeholders. You will arrange demos from the user researchers, designers and developers. You give your team the chance to share progress and their work to date, so we can get feedback, consider solutions and suggestions long before the story reaches production.
And there is so much more.
We want to empower you to create your own career story and journey. Whether you think you're a scrum master, a delivery manager, an agile coach, or something else, you'll use your creativity, experience and expertise to solve your team's problems, minimise noise and enable smooth running.
What skills knowledge and experience are we looking for?
Details. Wages. Perks.
You'll join our team in London.
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 £45,018 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:
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