Agile Coach

Job Title: Agile Coach
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Scotland
Salary: £500 - £535 per day + Outside IR35
Start Date: June 2021
Reference: BBBH26940_1620383239
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 07, 2021 11:27

Job Description

Agile Coach
6 Months
£500-535 per day Outside IR35
Remote for foreseeable/duration if needed. Office base in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
An experienced Agile Coach is required to inform the design and delivery of digital services to meet the key objectives of the organisation for the General Register of Sasines
Our cross-functional agile teams are delivering valuable software to our customers using a range of open source technology and delivery practices. We take a service design and product management approach to delivery. The Sasines Business project, which this coach will work with, will be reviewing the operational area of the General Register of Sasines, working with the Registration team and software developers
Experienced practitioners of Lean / Agile are required to support teams in ensuring:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Improvement of flow and value
  • Introduction of additional lean tools and practices
  • Visibility of work
  • End to end process as opposed to team optimization.
  • Enable cross team collaboration.
  • Support the continued development of an agile culture using techniques from a wide range of agile and lean methodologies and frameworks but be methodology agnostic.
  • Help to sustain an open and trust-based environment, which enables a focus on delivery and facilitates continuous improvement
  • Foster and sustain strong, cohesive team dynamics and relationships, based on the principles of team autonomy, mastery and purpose
  • Engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
  • Ensure any stakeholder can easily find out an accurate and current product delivery status, without disruption to delivery
  • Work effectively with other suppliers, departments and agencies
  • Apply context specific approaches: team roles, behaviours, structure and culture, agile ceremonies and practices, knowledge transfer and sharing, product management, cross team coordination, and overall support of digital service delivery.
  • Ensure key metrics and requirements that support the team and delivery are well defined and maintained
  • Equip staff with the ability to coach others

Essential Skills

  • Agile and lean experience
  • Deep understanding of different agile and lean approaches and supporting context, such as behaviours, governance, process and culture
  • Evidence of embedding agile practices and be able to use the most relevant practices as needed
  • Understanding of agile product and software development in and the enablers required to cultivate an agile organisation
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of agile product and software development
  • Experience reteaming an established multi team groups
  • Experience working with teams of who themselves are experienced agile team members and product managers. Digital and service experience
  • An excellent understanding of good digital service delivery design
  • Broad experience of different industries, private and public, transactional digital services, redefining customer interaction and case studies of what good looks like
  • Experience working in the public sector Coaching and transformation
  • Demonstrable experience of creating lasting change towards agile and lean ways of working for the better in an organisation
  • Proven ability to quickly assimilate organisational strategy and operating context
  • Ability to showcase relevant tools and techniques, such as coaching, advising, workshops and mentoring
  • Ability to work in environments that are undergoing complex change, working in an iterative manner, evolving conversations and understanding how far to challenge and when
  • Excellent stakeholder management and proven ability to engage and influence all levels of seniority will Cultural fit
  • Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating and sharing knowledge and decision making be framework agnostic, use the right practices for the context

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge about Registers of Scotland and its' processes.