Lead Agile Delivery Manager BPDTS Ltd

Reference BPDTS/76/18
Location Blackpool, Manchester or Newcastle
Salary Up to £82,676
Work hours 37.5
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

Our flexible benefits package includes employer pension contributions of up to 10%, a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%, and lots more.

Closing date 14 February 2019

Job description

Do you want to be part of something really big?

We are looking for Agile Delivery Managers to join BPDTS Ltd work with us on one of the largest transformation programmes in Europe, providing services that have far-reaching and pivotal roles in citizens’ lives. In BPDTS a relaxed culture empowers our teams to focus entirely on the incredible outcomes we’re trying to achieve.

We know that better digital services in government will mean better public services, with the power to make a difference to lives of 22 million UK citizens. Our fast growing digital community is driving that change.

The role
Agile Delivery is about delivering the right outcomes for our users through our product development. We work with, guide and coach cross-functional teams using agile principle. We work in a challenging and complex domain, developing products and services that touch millions of lives, while also building the foundation for future ways of working across all of government.

As a Lead Agile Delivery Manager you will be accountable for the effective delivery of complex, high risk digital products and services often delivered by multiple teams using agile techniques. You will be build and maintain these teams. You are accountable for the performance of these teams and also for the performance of other Agile Delivery Managers.

You will have a good understanding of Digital strategy, solutions architecture, software engineering, business operational process design, non-digital artefact design (e.g. paper forms), user research, user experience design and aspects of policy development that allows you to dynamically manage complex delivery across multiple teams at task and theme level.

You will be an experienced leader of advanced agile/lean techniques and will be tasked with ensuring delivery teams and Agile Delivery Managers are empowered to self-organise effectively.

What are we looking for?

•Coaches the organisation on team dynamics and conflict resolution
•Solves and unblocks issues between teams or departments at the highest level

•Coaches and leads teams in agile and lean practices.
•Is a recognised expert that advocates these approaches, continuously reflecting and challenging the team.

•Successfully leads teams through the full product lifecycle.
•Identifies which tools and techniques should be used at each stage and develops sustainable support models.

•Influences or create budgets that are complex (this could be across an organisation, programme or product view).
•Acts as the escalation point and resolve large or high risk commercial management issues.


•Had a senior engineering leadership role in an agile software development team OR been a successful Senior Agile Delivery Manager OR has been a proficient software engineer with diverse experience OR substantial and diverse experience working directly with developers to understand and assist in delivery of detailed coding tasks that are typically less than 2 days duration.
•Familiar with secure coding & testing standards/best practices.
•Understands delivery dimensions of customer-centric product design at task level including service design, user research, business analysis and data analysis. Aware of standards, methods, tools, etc.
•Also has awareness of strategic product design principles.

•Managing a live technical support team at task level.
•Understands ITIL service management and able to integrate agile delivery with change, release and support processes.
•Has managed projects and programmes that include significant digital delivery.

Where will you work?
BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digital’s community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

You’ll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in either Blackpool, Manchester or Newcastle. Each of our hubs is designed for and by members of our digital community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.

What is our offer?
•We’ll reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £82,676
•You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
•We can offer you a performance related annual bonus of up to 10%
•We’ll help you balance your life and work
•We’ll give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package – including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks – which can be tailored to your lifestyle. If you really impress us with your skills and experience then we may be able to negotiate the maximum salary.

Building our future
We believe the work we do really matters, so we’re serious about investing in you.
You’ll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills you’ll acquire on the job. You’ll get the chance to share knowledge and with colleagues from across our digital communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.

Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the ‘Job Spec’ button.

You’ll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and then complete a short application form where you’ll upload a CV and answer the following question: “What is your preferred agile framework, and why?”


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