Senior Agile Delivery Manager Department for Work & Pensions


Reference 24363
Number of vacancies 1
Location Manchester
Salary Up to £58,135
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

A brilliant Civil Service pension with employer contributions circa 27%, generous annual leave, flexible working, great work life balance and lots more.

Closing date 3 December 2019

Job description

Digital Workplace Project. Digital with Purpose. DWP.

We’re looking for talented Senior Agile delivery Manager to join DWP’s Digital Workplace project and become a key part of one of the UK’s biggest and most high-profile digital transformation programmes. If you love solving problems and want to use your skills on projects with real impact, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re delivering a once-in-a-generation reform of products and services that will put world class technology solutions into the hands of the people that need them most, whether that’s the millions that use and rely on DWP services or our brilliant frontline colleagues.

What is Digital Workplace?

It’s big. Over the last two years diverse DWP Digital teams have established Digital Workplace, an agile and multi-disciplinary service that supports over 84,000 employees, using more than 150 distributed cloud applications, operating out of more than 800 UK sites, and powering digital products and services used by more than 20 million people across the UK.

It’s evolving. So far we’ve moved all of our systems to hybrid hosting, removing the constraints of previous outsourced IT contracts, modernising our legacy infrastructure and stabilising performance.

We’re improving communication and collaboration with a mix of new hardware including mini-PCs, Surface Pro laptops and a growing mobile phone network. By upgrading our software with the latest versions of Office 365, Skype for Business and our rebooted staff intranet we’re making sure our people always have the right tools and the latest professional digital skills.

It’s important we get it right. DWP deliver world-class digital solutions which touch the lives of millions of people, including some of the most vulnerable in our society. We’re creating a better working environment and experience for the people behind those solutions to ensure they stay equipped, motivated, informed and engaged.

You and your role

As a Senior Agile delivery manager , you will be joining a multi-disciplinary engineering teams part of our Mobility product. The team is responsible for the deployment, configuration and management of the mobile platform hosted in AWS as Infrastructure-as-a-Service, using Workspace ONE.

Its an exciting time in DWP, with lots of beta activity launching, where mobility is becoming really important for DWP and where we’re launching some exciting products.

As a Senior Agile delivery manager, you will lead agile events across multiple projects and set the standards ensuring business and delivery teams are working to a common, shared objective and vision, to deliver specific outcomes.

What are we looking for?

You will have strong agile background with the experience of leading a delivery team. You will be working on the ‘Mobility’ team so experience of working in and around telecommunications and mobile-related projects is helpful.

You will own and build relationships with the technical teams, product owners, senior stakeholders, management utilising effective and appropriate governance mechanisms.

You will work with technology and business teams to ensure that new products & services are delivered effectively to realize measurable benefits.

You will drive the pace of delivery across projects and programmes and hold responsibility for owning key blockers until they are resolved, whilst guiding other members of the delivery community to help them to deliver effectively.

You will provide agile leadership to a multi-disciplinary agile team and you’ll help embed agile principles and practices across the wider organisation and build and nurture the relationships with senior stakeholders.

Where will you work?

DWP Digital is a community of digital professionals within DWP, the largest government department. Our digital services are delivered from 6 modern, open and flexible hubs in Blackpool, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things. You will work alongside people who care passionately about public service, making a difference and delivering for our customers.

You’ll join our team in Manchester where you’ll enjoy great facilities and active local community. Find out more here:

In Digital Workplace we believe in giving you a working experience that meets your needs and expectations and that means a focus on work-life balance, flexible hours, team-based working and the ability to work from multiple locations. We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Our Offer

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary up to £58,135, 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:
• Flexible working and family friendly policies.
• Volunteering and charitable giving.
• Discounts and savings on shopping, holidays, insurance, healthcare, events, fun days out and more.
• Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it’s even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference.
• Sports and social activities.
• Learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, progression opportunities and guaranteed 5-days formal learning per year.
• And lots more…

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