Agile Coach/ Agile Delivery Manager

Job Title: Agile Coach/ Agile Delivery Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £600 - £750 per day + INSIDE IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH29834_1647612463
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 18, 2022 14:07

Job Description

Agile Coach/Scrum Master/Agile Delivery Manager
5 Months
Inside IR35 - Rates are flexible/open to market rates
Remote - UK based
The Integrated Data Service (IDS) Programme has committed to delivering a Public Beta digital platform that will help government and users to make better use of data to improve the policy and decision-making that affects people's lives.

To achieve the IDS Platform Workstream must undertake and deliver multiple, parallel running, mission-critical digital initiatives that are essential for enabling rapid scaling, exceeding user expectations, and meeting our Service Standard commitments which are vital to establishing a great public service.

  • Lead and motivate multiple multi-disciplinary teams, helping them organise and plan their work, ensuring they deliver products and services to meet users' needs
  • Create and own delivery, sprint, resource and capacity plans and progress using recognised lean/agile practices.
  • Provide useful and accurate delivery metrics to facilitate continual improvement
  • Facilitate an inclusive team environment where innovation and challenge are welcomed from all colleagues


  • Be responsible for the delivery of digital products and services within agreed timescales.
  • Use agile practices to ensure the iterative and timely delivery of products and services in alignment to user needs.
  • Lead successful high functioning multidisciplinary delivery teams, actively tackling impediments, risks, and blockers, and communicating and escalating where necessary
  • Build and maintain motivated teams, making sure there is an iterative plan to work towards.
  • Protect the team and make sure the team collaborates, communicates, and focuses on what is most important
  • Coach team members and others, facilitate continuous improvement and apply the most appropriate Agile and Lean tools and techniques for their environment.
  • Pro-actively manage delivery risks, issues, and dependencies, overcome obstacles, and get the best value against constraints.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage sprints through the facilitation of the Agile ceremonies.
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint.
  • Work with product owners to resolve backlogs and new requests.

Essential Skills:

  • Coaches and leads teams in Agile and Lean practices where appropriate. Is a recognised expert that advocates these approaches, continuously reflecting and challenging the team. Able to provide a clear, open, and transparent framework in which teams can deliver. Ensures that working practices are iterated to achieve effective delivery. Able to help teams to measure, manage, evaluate, and visualise outcomes
  • Able to take a continuous approach to planning, forecasting, estimating, managing uncertainty, metrics and measurements, contingency planning, and road mapping. Able to communicate the plan, planning assumptions and progress to a range of stakeholders. Maintains the cadence of delivery and manages the relationships between different people within and across teams
  • Able to optimise the delivery flow of teams. Able to actively address the most complicated risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team or no clear ownership exists. Able to identify innovative ways to unblock issues. Able to engage in elements of risk management such as effectively managing and tracking the mitigation of risks. Able to manage various dependencies across teams, departments, and other government departments.
  • Able to build successful delivery teams and understand team styles and how people work together. Able to maintain, influence and motivate a team. Able to give and receive feedback, facilitating the feedback loop. Ensures the health of the team and can facilitate conflict resolution, accelerating team performance. Able to ensure the team is transparent and that the work is understood externally. Able to create an open and collaborative environment to work in, be flexible, adaptable and have a willingness to learn. Able to recognise how people best work together, facilitating the best team makeup depending on the situation
  • Able to communicate effectively across organisational, technical, and political boundaries, understanding the context. Able to advocate and communicate what a team does to create trust and authenticity. Can successfully react and respond to challenge. Able to mediate and mend relationships, communicating with stakeholders at all levels. Able to manage stakeholders' expectations and facilitate discussions across high risk and complexity or under constrained timescales. Able to speak and represent the community to large audiences inside and outside of government
  • Able to lead a team through the different phases of the delivery lifecycle. Can maintain and iterate a product over time to continuously meet user needs. Understands and is aware of incident management and service support so that products are built effectively. Able to recognise when it is right to move forward and when it is right to stop. Able to recognise the appropriate deliverables and the right people to meet these. Able to work with other Agile delivery operations throughout the product lifecycle. Able to plan and engage with the appropriate stakeholders at a particular stage in the project.