Agile Coach

Spring Technology
London (Greater)
11 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Agile Coach - Permanent - York / Norwich - £45k - £55k Per Annum.

The Company
An experienced Agile Coach is required by an established Financial Services company, to be based n either York or Norwich.

The Role
This role this role will have a significant part to play in in leading, informing and driving wider Agile Transformation activities across the business. This will include Agile advocacy, thought leadership, strategy, leadership coaching, education, and acting as a cultural change agent to promote an understanding and application of Agile values and principles across the organisation.

*Coach and develop all levels of staff on how to implement and sustain Agile principles and practices.
*Coach teams facing tough challenges to improve the way they work and collaborate in a way that addresses governance needs and is aligned to Agile principles.
*Educate and inform change delivery stakeholders so that they understand what has changed about the way the change delivery will work and how it will affect them.
*Coach all key stakeholders in understanding the importance of their role within Agile change delivery.
*Facilitate learning through workshops, meetings, forums, training, games etc.
*Assist the teams in developing practical solutions where they find themselves constrained by situations that are not ideal for Agile development (e.g. environment constraints).
*Share learning to develop and support the wider coaching team and community.
*Provide management with timely feedback on any potential to accelerate or improve the Agile Transformation programme.
*Provide regular updates to the Agile Coaching Team Lead regarding project status, Agile maturity, constraints and learning.
*Assist in the development, maintenance and delivery of Agile training materials and curriculum.
*Assist in the ongoing development of the Agile framework, including guidelines, case studies etc.

Experience Required
*Hands on experience of Agile change delivery - with a focus on Scrum mastery, product ownership (or equivalent).
*Knowledge and understanding of Agile values and principles and how to apply these in a complex environment.
*In depth knowledge of Scrum and Kanban.
*A working knowledge of other Agile frameworks.
*Excellent understanding of Agile techniques and practices, and a pragmatic approach to applying these in different circumstances.
*Ability to inspire individuals and teams to change and improve.
*Coaching Agile change delivery teams to improve capability and maturity.
*Coaching senior stakeholders to become more Agile in their approach and behaviours.
*A good understanding of software development processes and delivery/project management tools and techniques.
*Awareness of Agile case studies, examples, literature etc.
*Experience of developing and running training and workshop activities, particularly for senior leadership.
*Excellent communication, influencing and facilitation skills.
*Strong stakeholder management and political awareness.
*Strong collaborative working skills.

Benefits for this position include :-
*A generous defined contribution pension scheme
*Annual performance related bonus and pay review
*Minimum holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days - plus much more.

If you are interested in this position, please apply now for immediate consideration.

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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