Agile Product Lead

Employer
Department of Work & Pensions
Location
Lancashire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Feb 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Agile Product Lead : Up to £72, 933 per annum, circa 27% pension contributions, flexible working and brilliant work life balance

Do you have expertise in key user centered approach and design?

Can you offer strategic insight and lead on establishing Software as a Service ?

Have you established product management in an Agile delivery environment?

And are you ready to be part of an epic digital transformation?

Then look no further, we'd love to hear from you!

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP Digital offers uniquely challenging and fulfilling careers for people interested in using their skills to make a genuine difference to society. We're part of the UK's biggest government department, and along with 86,000 colleagues, we support 20 million people every day to help them to find work and save for their future. Few other organisations globally provide the same opportunity to apply next-generation digital technology on a massive scale to issues which touch the lives of so many.

You and your role..

This is not a standard Agile Delivery role. It is a new breed with a strategic and analytical approach.

Our Agile Product Lead will be part of a team of 30 +.We are looking for a strategic leader to transform existing People Services products for over 86,000 colleagues whilst delivering vital services and real value to UK Citizens to people that need help during the difficult times of their lives.

This role sits in the heart of DWP People Services and it involves many strands including employee relations,L&D, internal systems suppliers and contract management and our back office functions. The primary objectives are to establish and enhance the Product Management function within the existing team and uniformity of "Software as a Service" and best practice across all of these functions using Agile delivery methodology in a key user centered design and approach.

Ideally, you'll have public sector experience in HR and finance and product management and back office contract management and will be versed in creating building and successfully implementing a roadmap.

You'll be familiar with workforce planning and have solid experience in dealing and influencing key stakeholders in introducing change and transformation and ultimately embedding new ways of working, smoothly, efficiently and painlessly.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a generational change of how colleagues work and interact by creating user friendly products by truly working digitally.It is a huge challenge but equally fulfilling as this process improvement within back office functions will bring this function into the 21st century and touch the lives of many.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

You must demonstrate that..

You can lead a team to effectively deliver change in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders
You have experience of managing products across departmental or functional boundaries in order to effectively communicate your vision and gain stakeholder buy in
You can provide leadership, advising and developing product strategy and its roadmap, by making effective decisions using a range of techniques
You can manage and mentor multi-disciplinary product teams in order to deliver highly quality products and services
You have supported the professional development of product managers in your area and look outwards of your own area, engaging and networking across the wider Product management profession and beyond Details, Wages & Perks

In return for your skills we offer a competitive salary between £60,740 - £72,933 per annum dependent upon your skills and experience a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions of over 27%, and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working family friendly policies
Volunteering and charitable giving
Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more
Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference
Sports and social activities
Learning, development, coaching and mentoring
Career pathways and progressionAnd lots more...

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

Where You'll Work

You will be based in one of our brilliant hubs in Blackpool or Manchester..

CLICK APPLY for more information and to start your application. If you want to talk about this opportunity before you apply contact me Tia Nicholas via Linked in

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