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Lead Agile Programme Manager Up to £72, 933 per annum + up to 27% great pension+ great benefits +performance related bonus + flexible working + work life balance
Are you a collaborativeAgileambassador?
Can you lead and motivate our teams and influence stakeholders through a complex technical transformation?
Can you deliver Agile/Waterfall methodology and User-Centric design processes?
Are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation for the UK's biggest government department?
Then look no further, we'd love to hear from you! Click Apply now to start an application.
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?
Management of multiple projects that include significant digital delivery
Management one or more complex programmes that are predominately involved in the orchestration between multiple agile teams and with external dependencies
Able to lead a continual planning process in a very complex environment. Able to plan beyond product delivery
Able to identify dependencies in plans across services and coordinate delivery. Coached other teams as the central point of expertise.
Able to act as the escalation point and resolve large or high risk commercial management issues. Through understanding of financial and commercial management in the context of a large organisation.
As a leader you ensure everyone clearly understands and owns their roles, responsibilities and business priorities. You can give honest, motivating and enthusiastic messages about priorities, objectives and expectations to get the best out of people.
You understand the legal, regulatory and security requirements in service delivery. And you can set out clear processes and standards for managing performance at all levels.
You ensure delivery of timely quality outcomes, by providing the right resources to do the job, reviewing and adjusting performance expectations and rewarding success. You maintain your own levels of performance in challenging circumstances and encourage others to do the same.
A nice to have but not essential is experience in developing, testing and designing software solutions
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:
Family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
Discounts and savings on shopping, 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 tailored to your career goals
We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.
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