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Release Manager

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Recruiter: Lloyds Banking Group
Listed on: 7th February
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £62298 - £69220
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Lloyds banking Group is on the mission to build the bank of the future, and we need your help do it. Continuing our extensive transformation programme, we're redefining what a bank is from the inside out. Our technology, our culture, and our mind-set is changing to craft a true engineering-led organisation.
We're looking to recruit a Release Manager to coordinate and deliver the completion of all readiness activities for implementing complex or multi-platform changes (support) into digital and non-digital channels, ensuring that a clear schedule of events is agreed and all governance requirements are met. A Digital release manager is required to handle a range of digital change activities which includes supporting implementations of value stream activity and crafting and implementing bespoke implementation strategies to support complex/non-standard changes into production.
Become part of our diverse team, and you'll experience a rare chance to create a difference to the lives of millions through our brands like Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, and Scottish Widows (among others).
What you'll do
We believe that people don't fit accurately into roles, and we value everyone's individual skills, experience, and knowledge - it's what makes you awesome!
What follows is what you might find our Release manager mostly doing, but your experience will flex depending on the team's needs, and your own aspirations. Our objective is to grow and build an environment where you can do what you enjoy.

You'll design and implement bespoke implementation strategies to support complex/non-standard changes, viewing change from various perspectives - customer, service, performance, operations.
You'll engage with the various Service Delivery teams and Value Streams to have a clear line of sight of the change portfolio and handle the Implementation resources and other partners accordingly.
You'll engage regularly with the various Service Delivery teams, Product Owners and Engineering Leads to have a clear line of sight of the change portfolio and handle the Implementation resources accordingly

Key accountabilities of this role include

Ownership of the implementation work associated with the change including: Implementation Plans, Scope Documents, Status Reports, Defect Monitoring, Schedule of Events, Go/No Go Meeting
Act as a point of contact for multiple partners to resolve queries / issues relating to the implementation process as they arise and communicating optimally to the senior/executive team and business partners
Ensure the change goes through the correct governance, always balancing the needs of the organisation against protecting customer service
Identify, assess, handle and mitigate significant risks and issues in order to ensure delivery within declared timescales while protecting customer experience.
Identify and lead mitigating actions to address project risks and issues, working with project leads to agree resolution and presenting the case for ratification to the relevant governance forums
Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Operational and Customer impacts and actions for mitigating them as required - viewing change from various perspectives; customer, service, security, performance and operations.

What we're looking for:
Essential Skills

Service/customer first attitude
Change management skills
Experience in Building Implementation Plans and the associated Schedule Of Events
Experience of working in a Digital environment with regular delivery cycles
Excellent interpersonal, communication and partner management skills
Fast paced delivery focus

Desirable Skills

Innovative thinking for problem solving
Understanding of technical IT infrastructure, Mobile App Deployments or Application stacks for web-based services
Experience of scheduling IT change on complex IT environments and stacks and handling multiple dependencies
Understanding the needs of the business and balancing the benefits vs the risks
Experience of business change deployment
IT change and control processes

We deeply value diversity, and are proudly committed to being an equal opportunity employer. If this is you, come and join our inclusive, values-led culture focused on making a difference.
Together we'll make it possible...So what can we offer you in return?
Whatever your aspiration, you can also expect excellent benefits, personal development and a career that's enriching and full of opportunity.
You'll also receive a package that includes

Discretionary bonus
Cash sum of 4% which you can exchange for a variety of benefits or simply take the cash
Private Medical Insurance
Generous pension contribution.
Share plans
30 days holiday

Sound like you? Apply today, we'd love to hear from you...