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Senior Agile Delivery Manager (Permanent)

Location: Belfast Country: UK Rate: £52k - £65600 per annum + Up to 27% Pension & Benefits

Join a team at the heart of the global economy! The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and Inspire People are partnering together to bring you an exciting opportunity for three Senior Delivery Managers responsible for delivering products, services and workstreams of varying sizes, maturity and at different stages of the life cycle (from discoveries through to live). Salary between £52,000 to £65,600 (dependent on competency and location) plus excellent Civil Service benefits. Flexible, hybrid working from London, Cardiff, Darlington, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham or Salford.

DBT work in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver transformation which supports export and investment strategies. They use digital tools to allow UK businesses to take full advantage of trade opportunities, including those arising from delivering trade agreements, helping to facilitate UK exports as well as working on digital projects to support inward UK investment from abroad.

Delivery Managers in DBT work within a community of practice, supporting each other to improve agile practices across the department and deliver in line with the department's priorities of trade, investment, export promotion and support the UK's agenda for a Global Britain.

About the roles
There are three roles available, one in the Licencing for International Trade and Enterprise 'LITE' programme, which has been established to deliver a new licensing platform for exporting and importing strategically controlled goods.
The other two roles will support the enabling teams in the Technology Services Portfolio.
One will work with the Technology Services team to deliver value through working with partners across government to deliver new systems that will transform government technology, whilst delivering customised solutions for DBT. The Technology Services team manage and assure the baseline platforms, applications and services that support DBT business objectives and outcomes by putting users and quality of service at the heart of what they do.

The other will manage the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team and deliver several priority technology and infrastructure projects and programmes across DDaT. The SRE team provides critical operational support to all DDaT services and teams. They also provide tooling for the day to day working of all development teams, make sure that all the development work adheres to policy standards, provide ongoing support for hosting, and CD/CI pipeline.

Main responsibilities
You will be:
. Helping to build the right environment for the team to deliver, collaborate, communicate, and focus on the most important outcomes
. Improving processes and removing obstacles within the team and outside of it, iterating the existing approaches and facilitating new ways of doing things
. Ensuring the team has the right set of skills and providing direction on how that should change as the product is developed
. Managing dependencies and risks across DBT and with other government departments to remove blockers or obstacles to delivery
. Using your understanding of agile practices to be able to adapt them to suit the team you are working with and guide continual improvement
. Line managing, mentoring and coaching other members of the professional community, your team, and possibly colleagues outside of DDaT

Skills and experience
It is essential that you have:
. Experience of Agile and Lean practices in a cross functional team, with an emphasis on user-centred design
. Experience of delivering a full product life cycle
. Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
. The ability to support with governance/continuous improvement
. The ability to balance business needs against cost/time to build

If you are applying for either of the technical delivery roles, it is also essential that you have
. Experience leading technical projects and/or programmes

It is desirable that you have:
. Experience of financial management
. Experience of commercial management

How to apply
As we are recruiting into multiple teams in this vacancy, please indicate which role/s you would like to be considered for - you can select multiple.

How DBT interview
At the interview stage for these roles, you will be asked to demonstrate relevant Technical Skills and Behaviours from the Success Profiles framework. These are role specific and in line with the DDaT Capability Framework. If you are invited to interview, you will receive the questions about Technical Skills in advance.

Technical Skills
. Agile and Lean practices
. Communicating between the technical and non-technical
. Life cycle perspective
. Maintaining delivery momentum
. Making a process work
. Planning
. Team dynamics and collaboration

. Communicating and Influencing
. Delivering at Pace

If you join DBT, you will get:
learning and development tailored to your role
a flexible, hybrid working environment with options like condensed hours
a culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
a Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
annual leave starting at 25 days rising to 30 days with service
three paid volunteering days a year
an employee benefits programme including cycle to work

More about DBT
These roles can only be worked from within the UK, not overseas. To pass the SC Clearance, you need to have resided in the UK for the last 3 out of 5 years.

If you would like to apply for this role, please click 'Apply' or contact Keesha Paulsen for more information.

Posted Date: 15 May 2024 Reference: JS-JOB-2899 Employment Agency: Inspire People Contact: Keesha Paulsen