Delivery Manager

Skills For Care
Leeds, UK
14 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Delivery Manager

Department: ICT Team

Salary: £44,501.57 per annum

Location: Office based - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Job status: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week.

Closing Date: 9am on Wednesday 25 September 2019

Interview date: Thursday 10 October 2019

Skills for Care have an exciting opportunity for a Delivery Manager to join our ICT & Digital team based in Leeds.

What we do

Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce.

Our practical tools and support help organisations and individual employers in England recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.

Our Digital Transformation

This is an exciting time for Skills for Care. We are investing in our digital teams, so we can deliver not only a transformation programme for our organisation, but also to drive digital transformation in the Social Care sector. We value digital delivery skills and we want to build our team, so they are well equipped and highly skilled to lead us on this journey.

We are recruiting several new roles as well as retaining some existing roles within the team to build our Digital capability. This will be a really great time to join the team to support and shape our transformation.

The role

As Delivery Manager you will manage the delivery of a full portfolio of products and digital services, using Agile methodologies. You will be working with digital partners, product owners, user researchers and subject matter experts, during the development, implementation and commissioning of the products and solutions that have user centred design at their heart ensuring we deliver products and services that add value to users.

A key responsibility will be to lead a highly skilled multi-disciplined team to deliver the full range of project activities to build and iterate user-centred products and services championing Agile ways of working throughout.

Requirements of the role
  • significant knowledge and experience in using Agile methods and are passionate about user-centred design.
  • experience managing large scale projects and multi-disciplinary teams, facilitating stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint reviews and retrospectives.
  • coaching skills to be able to support your team to deliver and encourage them to self-inspect to continually improve their ways of working.
  • excellent communication skills, be analytical and solution focused to overcome problems and have strong negotiation and persuasion skills.

At times the successful candidate will need to be assertive to ensure delivery remains on track and quality outcomes are achieved.

Why work for us

Skills for Care is a great place to work and we have achieved Investors in People Silver. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and support network of colleagues.

We offer:
  • Flexible working patterns and hours including opportunities for home-working where appropriate.
  • Generous leave benefits including 31 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Health Cash Plan and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunities for Learning and development funded in support of training requirements or to broaden out skill set into new digital areas

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV and a supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role. For a full job description, please visit our website.

Our approach to recruitment

Skills for Care is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

A DBS check is not required for these roles. Candidates will be asked to disclose any unspent criminal convictions as part of the recruitment process however this will not form part of the initial application stage.

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