Agile Delivery Lead


Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Listed on

20th March




£47,800 - £58,500



We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced agile delivery focussed professional to be part of a key on going transformation with a strong focus on delivering modern solutions for digital products. 

This role is a blend of new product delivery, continuous improvement, and  operational excellence.   The Agile Delivery Lead role will drive a set of production systems, working on future strategic and technology requirements as well as continuous alignment with business objectives and our current operational products and systems. 

We are the Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (‘CEM') a part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.  


About the role  

  •  Leading agile delivery teams across workstreams within the product family and across other domains when needed. 
  • Ensure effective and optimal management of team capacity, budget, risks and issues management across agile delivery teams to deliver the portfolio. 
  • Ensure availability, integrity, and supportability of services at all times, ensuring correct operational support is in place.
  • Working closely with other CEM departments and the wider Cambridge network to deliver and support our products and solutions whilst maintaining our business as usual.
  • Support the development of web-based systems that carry out innovative data science on educational data, providing guidance and resources to teachers that is then used to improve learning in the classroom. 


About you 

Qualifications including Higher education or equivalent experience in an IT-related field. With Certifications and being proficient in technology management and agile delivery (e.g., Scrum Master, PMP, Prince2, AgilePM). Ideally hold an ITIL qualification or has equivalent experience. With practical knowledge across various software technologies.

Your experience should include a deep understanding of agile practices and management, with proven track records of deploying large digital products with high quality assurance. Whilst balancing innovation with service stability. With excellent communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences. 

If you would like to know more about this opportunity and what will make you successful, please see the full job description attached to the bottom of this vacancy on our careers site.  

Rewards and benefits 

We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including: 

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays 
  • Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance  
  • Discretionary annual bonus 
  • Group personal pension scheme 
  • Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary  
  • Green travel schemes  

We are a hybrid working organisation, and we offer a range of flexible working options from day one. We expect most hybrid-working colleagues to spend 40-60% of their time at their dedicated office or location. We will also consider other work arrangements if you wish to work more flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability. 


Ready to pursue your potential? Apply now.  

We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being 14th April and interviews are scheduled to take place shortly after the camogn closes.  

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry.  

Why join us 

Joining us is your opportunity to pursue potential. You'll belong to a collaborative team that's exploring new and better ways to serve students, teachers and researchers across the globe - for the benefit of individuals, society and the world. Sharing our mission will inspire your own growth, development and progress, in an environment which embraces difference, change and aspiration.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where everyone has a voice, and where we learn continuously to improve together. Ensuring that everyone feels they belong is essential to who we are, and to the contribution we make to society and our planet.  

We believe better outcomes come through diversity of thought, background and approach. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, actively seeking to employ people from a wide range of different communities. 

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Reference: TJ/4353/65436

Job ID: 3314216

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