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Senior Agile Delivery Manager

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Job Introduction

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Are you an agile enthusiast who's excited to empower trusted individuals to do their thing and optimize delivery for the award winning BBC News and Weather Digital Team across platforms?

That’s great! We want you, with your agile mindset and track record.

As an experienced Delivery Manager who’s really into agile, you’ll lead our expert teams behind a massive mission; to inform, educate and entertain.

The BBC has achieved the highest ever global audience. This brings the BBC’s global audience close to the 500 million people target for 2022, which the BBC is on track to exceed in its 100th anniversary year. The BBC’s audience has more than doubled in the last ten years.

You’ll empower our multi-disciplinary digital teams to design, build, maintain and improve products for BBC News & Weather digital for our global audience.

Role Responsibility

We are the award winning BBC News & Weather digital team and we deliver impartial news to readers all over the world, currently in 41 languages. Our teams in London, Cardiff and Glasgow are focusing on rebuilding the BBC News website and apps to be personalized and engaging for a wide range of users around the world, as well as running the highly successful Weather site and apps.

As our new Senior Agile Delivery Manager you’ll be a part of our cross-functional leadership team and running delivery for all your squads and helping us to scale-up and driving improvements across our technical estate, modernizing almost every system and process we use to become more flexible and powerful and to help us to better serve audiences.

You mitigate against micro-management. You’ll create an environment of psychological safety for your multi-disciplinary team and enable the work, and not impose how it's done. You’re an expert in getting the best out of experts.

You foster an environment of continuous validation with Agile standards of respect, openness, and courage.

You make your team’s work visible to stakeholders. You’ll arrange demos from user researchers, designers and developers. You give your team the chance to share progress, so we can get iterative feedbackconsider solutions and suggestions long before the story reaches production.

We want to empower you to create your own career story and journey and get plugged into our thriving Agile Delivery community. Whether you're a scrum master, an IT delivery manager, an agile coach, or something else, we want you to use your creativity, experience and expertise to solve your team's problems, minimise noise and enable smooth running.

And we’re a learning organisation, so you’ll help our community grow by coaching and mentoring some of our more junior practitioners, as well as developing your own skills and growing your career.

The Ideal Candidate

It’s a right mindset and track record thing. We’re looking for a Senior Delivery Manager who embodies and has a track record of empowering trusted individuals to do their thing, pragmatic and adaptable approach to software delivery, prioritises customer collaboration and can easily respond to change.

  • You’ve got the right priorities: Encouraging a culture of psychological safety in teams, managing team dynamics. Actively contribute to enabling teams to work in a better way
  • You’re a steady hand: Experience of delivering IT software with an iterative approach in multiple phases with a eep understanding of agile and lean methodologies and how they help deliver products and services across an organisation
  • You’ve got your finger on the pulse: You’re an active listener and can give clear, actionable feedback, allowing you to build trust, manage complex team dynamics, and motivate everyone to work towards a common goal.
  • You embody the wisdom of a sage: Your influencing skills will allow you to bridge specialisms and navigate ambiguity with experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London or Cardiff or Salford

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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