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Agile Delivery Manager

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 16th May
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £45,150 - £49,890
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 16/05/2022

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Our reward package

The Met Office is recruiting for a Agile Delivery Manager based at our Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.

As our Agile Delivery Manager , your total reward package is potentially worth up to £67165.00 per annum, which includes basic salary, RRA, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.

The starting salary will be £45150.00 with opportunities to progress to £49890.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

You will receive a Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) of £5000.00 per annum paid quarterly, pro-rated from the date of taking up the appointment This role will qualify for an RRA allowance from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2024.

We also offer: - Outstanding Civil Service Pension - Flexible hours and homeworking - Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave - Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel - Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

The weather. It impacts all of us, all the time. But for some people, those impacts can mean real suffering. Landslides, floods, snowfall, and other extreme weather events can cost lives.

At the Met Office, we can't control the weather, but we can try to forecast these life changing events and help to reduce the impacts by allowing people time to prepare. We're great at doing this already, but we can be better, and that's why we need your help.

The UK Government has invested heavily in Met Office IT, with a £1.2B investment in a new supercomputer capability that will help us to increase our forecasting capability, but IT is only as good as the teams that can exploit it.

A career at the Met Office opens a wealth of opportunities to not only work with world class partners, such as Microsoft, ESRI, Amazon and many others, but also to challenge them to create solutions for Met Office problems.

Our values - it's who we are:

  • We're a force for good
  • We're experts by nature
  • We live and breathe it
  • We're better together
  • We keep evolving

We're the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.

Job Purpose

As a Delivery Manager, you will:

  • Coach, facilitate and mentor both team members and others to apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques
  • Build and maintain software delivery teams, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well
  • Identify obstacles and help the team to overcome them
  • Focus the team on what is most important to the delivery of products and services
  • Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement of the delivery team

The role will require some onsite working.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

This is a Senior Role within the Met Office and as such we would expect 2+ years demonstrable experience in leading software teams in this role. One should be able to demonstrate not only knowledge of the standard agile processes but also the reasons and principles behind those process.

  1. Agile and Lean practices. 2+ years of experience lead coaching and leading software teams in Agile and Lean practices. You are a recognised expert that advocates these approaches, continuously reflecting and challenging the team. You can create or tailor new ways of working; you are always innovating.
  2. Communication skills. You can mediate between people and mend relationships, communicating with stakeholders at all levels. You can manage stakeholder expectations and facilitate discussions about high risk and complexity even within constrained timescales. . You can speak and represent the community to large audiences inside and outside of government.
  3. Life-cycle perspective. You can apply experience of multiple parts of the product life cycle. You can recognise when it is right to move forward and when it is right to stop. You can recognise the appropriate deliverables and the right people to meet these. You are able to work with other agile delivery operations throughout the product life cycle. You can plan and engage with the appropriate stakeholders at a particular stage in the project.
  4. Maintaining delivery momentum. You know how to optimise the delivery flow of teams. You actively address the most complicated risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team or no clear ownership exists. You can identify innovative ways to unblock issues. You can identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them.
  5. Planning. You know how to lead a continual planning process in a very complex environment. You can plan beyond product delivery. You can identify dependencies in plans across services and coordinate delivery. You know how to coach other teams as the central point of expertise.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but your application will be even stronger if you have:

  1. Agile Accreditation, i.e. Scrum Alliance,, SAFe, Management 3.0
  2. Previous background in software development.

How to apply

Click Apply and attach your CV and a Cover Letter/Supporting Statement (which must bullet point how you meet each of the essential criteria). Closing date 31/05/2022 with interviews commencing from 06/06/2022 . We update all applicants once the vacancy has closed and applications have been reviewed. At present, all interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

If successful, you will occasionally need to work at our state of the art office in Exeter for team days and face to face collaboration as required, we are unable to offer expenses for travel to your normal place of work. Please ask at interview how often this requirement is likely to be.

How we can help:

If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.

You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident (Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information. Security clearance is required, which you need to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years to be eligible. You will need to achieve full security clearance within your first 6 months with us before we confirm your employment.

Additional information

This role will be subject to an online deductive reasoning test as part of the selection process.

We operate an on-call roster in Technology to provide 24/7/365 support to respond to operational service requirements. This post may be part of an on-call roster and the postholder would be required to participate in an on-call roster where in operation. The hiring manager will be able to let you know if this applies to this job.