Senior Delivery Manager (applications reviewed every 2 weeks)
Location: We’re based in the heart of Woolwich, which is a great place to both live and work. Woolwich benefits from excellent transport links; buses, tubes, trains and ferries, and soon to be Crossrail expansion. We are just 21 minutes from central London and 10 minutes from The O2. We operate a hybrid working model, where people spend most of their time working from home and the rest in the office.
Who are we looking for?
Our new Digital and Customer Service team is expanding and we are on the lookout for an impact-driven, kind and curious person who has deep experience and knowledge of agile delivery practices and a desire to support and inspire others. You will be line managing up to 2 delivery managers, helping them to deliver excellent work and develop their careers.
It’s an exciting time to join our team, as we implement our first ever digital strategy. You will help us on our mission to make the Royal Borough of Greenwich a truly digital council and borough over the next four years and beyond. Come and be a part of making our strategy a reality.
As a Senior Delivery Manager, you’ll be welcomed into a budding in-house delivery team, alongside other experts in user centred design, data analysts, project managers, policy and training practitioners and engineers. It’s essential you’re open-minded, flexible in your approach and great at working in a team. You will have experience in end-to-end delivery of new digital services, build thriving multi-disciplinary teams, be a champion of agile delivery across the Council, coach others and actively build a community of practice.
Most importantly, you are up for the challenge of making public service and government better. There’s plenty of scope for influencing how we deliver work, manage change and maximise impact.
What your role will involve:
You’ll be part of our brand-new in-house delivery function as part of the Digital and Customer service team. You’ll report to the Head of Delivery.
As Senior Delivery Manager, you’ll take a key role in the delivery community across Royal Borough of Greenwich, setting standards and role modelling working in the open, team-lead governance, continuous learning and iteration based on feedback.
You’ll be leading on our most complex and interdependent projects; engaging with teams from across the Council. Developing trusted relationships with colleagues and stakeholders is key to this role. You’ll put users at the centre of all you do and work with senior leaders to help them navigate tricky decisions.
You will be role modelling the best of agile delivery and act as an ambassador of the benefits of agile. You will be building roadmaps and backlogs, enabling high quality delivery in product teams and delivery community, and be at the heart of problem solving.
Delivery managers will be developing and embedding agile practices. This will live alongside incremental, waterfall techniques. Project and delivery managers will learn from one another, helping each other to solve common problems.
Why join Royal Greenwich:
Royal Greenwich is proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services. A world class heritage site, our communities are vibrant and diverse, and we pride ourselves on being a well-managed, well-run authority.
We are going through a digital transition and are on the hunt to recruit like-minded team members to be a part of the challenge. We pride ourselves on our values, so you’ll be in an environment that promotes knowledge and skill sharing, so you’ll be working closely with other areas of the Council.
Our vision is for a happier, healthier and more joined-up borough using modern technology and data. This was already an urgent need, but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated both the urgency and the will to change.
Our Royal Greenwich values underpin the work we do:
- Improving residents lives and opportunities
- Demonstrating respect and fairness
- Taking ownership
- Doing things better
- Working together across the Council.
We offer great benefits:
In return for your hard work, we offer a range of benefits:
- Annual Season Ticket Loan
- Childcare Voucher Scheme
- Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential, including excellent apprenticeship opportunities at all levels
- Reduced rate Gym Membership
- Eyecare Vouchers
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Long Service Awards
- Generous Annual Leave entitlement
- Excellent Pension Scheme
- Greenwich Card which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
- Employee Assistance Scheme including external counselling service
- A range of flexible working arrangements
- Staff networks
Make an application
If this sounds like it would suit you, or our mission is something you’d love to be a part of then get in touch!
To apply, please follow the “Apply for this job” link - applications will be checked every 2 weeks.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Phillipa Newis; Philippa.Newis@royalgreenwich.gov.uk
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