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Agile Delivery Manager- Companies House

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Full-time (Permanent)
£38,000 - £53,991
Published on
19 April 2024
23 April 2024

Agile Delivery Manager

Companies House

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£38,000 - £53,991

Base salary is £38,000 - £42,991 with an additional DDaT allowance of £4,350 - £11,000 available. The final salary and allowance awarded will be based on an assessment of your skills and experience as demonstrated at interview.

Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Job grade

Senior Executive Officer

DDaT Lead

Contract type


Business area

CH - Digital Services

Type of role


Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Homeworking

Number of jobs available




Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3UZ

About the job

Job summary

Can you add value to an organisation by sparking change? 

Can you focus on making things happen, thus ensuring your teams have everything they need to succeed? 

Do you enjoy helping people develop and discover better ways of working? 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Companies House Digital and Technology Directorate!

We are looking for an Agile Delivery Manager to help scrum teams develop and deliver quality digital services for our millions of users. You’ll have the opportunity to be at the forefront of digital transformation in government and help shape our services to meet the ever-changing demands of the UK’s business landscape. 

This is a rewarding role within the Agile Delivery Profession and provides an opportunity to contribute to the success of existing and future services provided by Companies House.

We offer an excellent benefits package that includes a generous 30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays and 1 privilege day and enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme with a contribution rate averaging 28%.  To find out more about what a great place Companies House is to work visit Companies House

Job description

An Agile Delivery Manager is accountable for the performance of the team. 

At this role level, you will: 

  • Build and maintain 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. 
  • Coach and mentor both team members and others to apply the most appropriate Agile and Lean tools and techniques. 

Further information on a Delivery Manager and skills expected can be found here. 

Person specification

You'll be a true leader who steers from the front. Using the scrum framework, you'll remove blockers and create the right environment for your multidisciplinary teams to succeed, helping them to become self-managing and creating a culture of learning and transparency. 

We’re looking for someone who can do the hands-on delivery of products and end to end services. You will see them through from initiation to live. 

We are looking for the following experience, which will be assessed at sift and at interview. Please refer to the essential, desirable and technical headings when writing your personal statement.   


  • Strong track record of building high performing agile software delivery teams using a recognised agile delivery framework. 
  • Experience of leading a team to deliver working software in an agile environment. 
  • You’re a strong advocate for delivering minimum viable products frequently and regularly and then iterating the service to improve from feedback. 
  • Promoting a healthy team culture, managing team dynamics and fostering a continuous improvement environment. 
  • A strong understanding and experience of agile principles and practices including using metrics and forecasting techniques. 
  • Translating technical teams and facilitating relationships with business stakeholders. 
  • The ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner at all levels. 
  • Having a proactive approach to learning and development of yourself and others. 
  • You value coaching people to learn and grow over telling them what to do and have proven experience of doing this.     


  • Ideally you will also have a recognised professional accreditation/qualification such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM)/ Profession Scum Master (PSM I).  


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Agile and Lean practices


Alongside your salary of £38,000, Companies House contributes £10,640 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

Please note that the minimum salary does not reflect the 2023/24 pay deal and we are therefore expecting this to increase in the near future.

We believe that our success is driven by the well-being and satisfaction of our team members at all levels of the organisation. At Companies House we’re committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package that goes beyond the ordinary, ensuring your career journey with us is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. We pride ourselves on offering a quality work-life balance with our employee wellbeing being central to our working practices. 

Head to Our benefits - Working for us - Recruitment ( to find out more about the fantastic benefits package we have at Companies House.  

We celebrate diversity... 

As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity, being committed to ensuring we’re representative of the citizens we serve and creating an inclusive environment. Everyone in Companies House brings something different, and so will you. To fulfil our commitment to recruiting and attracting diverse talent we welcome applications from underrepresented groups. We also welcome applications from Welsh speakers. 

We are proud to be a disability confident leader.  Our recruitment process is fully inclusive and we can make adjustments as needed through our process. These could include having an interview buddy, extra time at interviews/assessments and receiving interview questions in advance, to name a few. We will be happy to discuss any person-centred adjustments, please contact us by emailing 

Where will you be working? 

You will be aligned to our Cardiff Office, where we are currently using a hybrid approach to the way we work. Our approach to hybrid working provides opportunities for you to be adaptable in the way you work so that you can achieve a healthy balance between your work and home life. The degree of choice you have will depend on business need, your role and your day-to-day work activities and will be discussed at offer stage. This is a hybrid role where you will typically come into the office one day per week, depending on business needs.  

We're currently exploring options for new office space in the Cardiff and surrounding areas as we're due to be moving from our current building - join us on this journey where we can support you in your career and professional growth. Details are still being confirmed about our new building and we're keeping all our colleagues updated. 

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

In your application form we’d like you to:

  1. Tell us about your employment history, including any key responsibilities and achievements. 
  2. Write a personal statement of 1250 words where you demonstrate how you meet the essential and desirable experience and technical skills detailed in the person specification.

At sift candidates will be assessed against experience as well as the behaviours listed in the advert and are asked to supply work history/personal statement and reference any transferable skills using the job description for reference.  The personal statement will be scored against the essential and desirable sections of the person specification.  

At interview candidates will be assessed against the behaviours listed in the advert and we will use Success Profiles Behaviours and Strengths.

We’re committed to being diverse and inclusive, so please make your application anonymous by removing all identifying personal information (such as names and dates) from your employment history and personal statement.

We understand that you might use AI and other resources for your application; however, please ensure all information you provide is factually accurate, truthful, and original and doesn’t include ideas or work that isn’t your own. This is so that your application is authentically and credibly your own.

What will the process look like?

  • We will sift applications and then invite successful candidates from the sift stage to attend an in-person interview.

Read more information and guidance about Applying for Your New Job.   

Companies House uses a blended interview technique, allowing us to find out more about you. We use the Success Profile framework and may include Strength based questions in the interview. 

Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of recruitment based on fair and open competition with decisions made on the basis of merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. 

Successful candidates must pass a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check before they can be appointed. BPSS is an entry level security check. It uses the Police National Computer (PNC) to make sure a candidate has no convictions. The check returns evidence of any current criminal record and un-spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements for Security Check (SC) before they can be appointed.  

To gain SC clearance you will normally need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and will need to successfully complete all stages of the vetting process. More information can be found at National security vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (   

Nationality statement  

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules. If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance, please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK. 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window).

See our vetting charter (opens in a new window).

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name :Katie Jones
  • Email

Recruitment team

  • Email

Further information

We welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles, our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of appointment on the basis of merit by fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission .

Civil Service Commission, Room G/8, 1 Horse Guards Road SW1A 2HQ

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