Senior Delivery Manager

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Job Introduction

Are you a Delivery Manager who's excited to empower trusted individuals to do their best work and optimize delivery for the Archives Technology & Services Digital Team in the BBC Technology group?

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

As an experienced Delivery Manager, you’ll work with our expert teams behind a massive mission; to inform, educate and entertain. The BBC’s Archive grows on a daily basis , as well as looking after nearly 100 years of heritage we also develop and design new products and systems to capture and make accessible a huge variety of content.

You’ll empower our multi-disciplinary digital teams to design, build, maintain and improve products for Archives Technology & Services that ultimately enrich content and provide value to our users and audiences.

Role Responsibility

Archives Technology & Services is responsible for the management and storage of the BBC’s catalogue of content, this includes stores of physical material and a range of systems and products which make BBC content accessible to our audiences, programme makers and partners. 

As our new Senior Agile Delivery Manager you’ll primarily be responsible for delivery in the Archive Data product group in Archives Technology, which includes Search & Discovery and the data underpinning those use cases. 

We’re looking for a candidate to help the team and the products achieve their goals. We’re looking for someone who wants to work closely with the team, to learn, and be passionate about delivering value to the BBC. This role will work alongside Archives Technology Product Managers to deliver projects and features across our products, and you will be part of a team of Project Managers within Archives Technology & Services. You will primarily be responsible for delivery in the Archive Data product group in Archives Technology, which includes Search & Discovery and the data underpinning those use cases. 

You will be responsible for the planning of work coming into the team, managing dependencies and deliverables, ensuring the developers have the information they need in order to complete their work, communicating with 3rd parties, and removing blockers. 

You will report on the completion of features, and the velocity of the team. You will also be required to manage the backlog and report on delivery against the product roadmap(s), including the financial aspects of the relevant products or projects.

The Ideal Candidate

If you have a delivery mindset and a track record of working on numerous projects and products over the years then we want to hear from you. We’re looking for a Senior Delivery Manager who has a track record of empowering trusted individuals to do their thing, and embodies a pragmatic and adaptable approach to delivery, who prioritises collaboration, clear reporting and can easily respond to change. You should also display an interest in learning the technology being used is a benefit (though this does not require a high degree of technical software knowledge). 

  • The ideal candidate will enjoy working very closely with product managers, engineers and a variety of stakeholders, and facilitating their development. 
  • You will have a good understanding of methodologies such as Agile / Scrum and software engineering processes and practices.
  • You’re a completer finisher: We are looking for someone that will pro-actively take on the planning of new work, following through from inception to completion in terms of the delivery process. 
  • You will be experienced in delivering digital products in an agile environment
  • You will have supported development teams in their use of Jira and Confluence, or similar tools ensuring good housekeeping and best practice are maintained.
  • You will have excellent communication skills and experience in dealing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will have experience planning the work of a development team, following through on that plan and reporting on progress.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Glasgow Flexible

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

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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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