Lead Agile Programme Manager Department for Work & Pensions



Number of vacancies





£60,740 — £72,933

Work hours

37 hours per week

Employment type


Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, generous annual leave, flexible working and lots more…

Closing date

7 March 2021

Job description

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DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK’s largest government department. We deliver products, service, support and payments to people at key times in their lives.

You’ll join our Technology Services team. We provide the foundations upon which digital services for DWP are developed and operate.

We’re using technology to transform the way these products and services are delivered to more than 20 million users. We’re making our services more secure, efficient, and reliable, and easier for everyone to access. This work has never been more important to more people than right now.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

We need a Lead Agile Programme Manager to join DWP’s Children Team.

The Children Team are transforming services like Child Maintenance and Maternity allowances which will help ensure that children and carers can access the support they need. This involves delivery of a complex set of inter-dependant projects, both in-house and outsourced, agile, hybrid and waterfall, user-centred and technology led.

We are undertaking one of the most an ambitious work programmes in DWP to reshape these services, and especially Child Maintenance, for the future.

We’re increasing citizen self-service, straight-through-processing and task automation within our digital systems to allow caseworkers to focus their attention on the most high-value tasks.

We’re balancing strategic long-range activity with a desire to unlock significant short term benefit.

Your role will be cross-functional delivery leadership for software development, user centred design, business operational process design and policy enhancement.

You’ll collaborate a talented management team to collectively achieve our ambitious delivery objectives, enabling orchestration between teams and driving effective project management of external dependencies and suppliers. When we need to resolve the more complex and difficult problems arising from the day-to-day delivery management, you’ll step in to facilitate and help us reach effective decisions.

You will be responsible for the development and execution of joined-up plans spanning multiple onshore and offshore teams involving hundreds of people, and a budget of £10s of millions.

You will use your deep experience of programme and project management to bring a mixture of in-house and supplier outsourced delivery together into a coherent successful programme. You will be tasked with supporting the delivery teams and ensuring they are empowered and equipped to self-organise effectively.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

Details. Wages. Perks.

You’ll join us in our brilliant digital hub in Newcastle. Find out more about our hubs here: https://careers.dwp.gov.uk/our-locations/

We also have all the tools and tech we need to work flexibly. Many of us are working remotely at the moment due to Covid-19.

We offer competitive salary for this role is up to £72,933 per annum, a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions circa 27% and a generous leave package.

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

For further information click apply or contact me tia.nicholas@dwp.gov.uk

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