Senior Delivery Manager

Department for Education Digital - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
£49,269 - £56,863
Published on
7 February 2020
23 February 2020

Job description

As a Senior Delivery Manager, you will:

• Build and maintain teams, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well.

• Focus the team on what is most important to the delivery of Digital, Data and Technology products and services.

• Coach and mentor both team members and others (including delivery managers) to apply the most appropriate Agile and Lean tools and techniques.

• Be accountable for effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services

• Identify obstacles and help the team to overcome them.

• Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement of the delivery team.

Our delivery professionals work on a diverse range of projects, products and services within DfE. We’re looking for people with strong interpersonal skills who enjoy working in a demanding, high profile agile environment.


It is essential you have /are able to demonstrate:

• An in-depth knowledge and experience of coaching and leading teams in Agile and Lean practices.

• Excellent stakeholder management skills, to be able to mediate and communicate with stakeholders at all levels and between organisational, technical and political boundaries.

• Experience of actively managing and unblocking complicated risks, issues and dependencies.

• The ability to identify and challenge organisational processes.

• The ability to lead a continual planning process, beyond product delivery in a complex environment.

• Experience of providing support and constructive feedback on all aspects of the project.

• The ability to identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them.

• The ability to work with other Agile delivery operations throughout the product lifecycle.

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