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Software Delivery Manager G7

  • Salary: £47400 - £57999 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Newport
  • Sector: Software Development
  • Date posted: 15/03/2017
  • Job reference: J363379A

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Title / Grade: Delivery Manager G7

Reports to: Head of Technology Development G6

Head of Technology and Operations G6

Service Manager Publishing (G6)

Job Description / Main Responsibilities:

The Delivery Manager leads a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital team focussed on the development, delivery and support of ONS products that meet the GDS Service Standard.

Is adept at delivering complex digital projects, breaking down barriers for the team, and both planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed.

The main responsibilities of the post are:

  • Leading the delivery of products using agile methodologies, learning & iterating frequently
  • Work with Product Owners to define the roadmap for the product and facilitate the breaking down of requirements to enable the translation of this roadmap into user stories
  • Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work with the Product Owner, against the capacity and capability of the team
  • Leading, managing and coaching a multidisciplinary team, setting guidelines and principles
  • Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality

Where appropriate, line management responsibilities

Person Specification / Skills / Experience

Skill Area


Core Skills

May include those marked which are optional

Leading Project Delivery

Expert in leading a project which includes the provision of advice, guidance, mentoring and coaching to the delivery team

Agile Project and Delivery Skills

Expert in focussing the team on delivering value early and often, iterating and continuously improving delivery

Risk Management

Expert in identifying and removing blockers that hinder delivery, manage risks and dependencies within, and between delivery teams

Management and Leadership

Expert in managing people and agile delivery to develop high-performing, self-motivated and collaborative teams

Agile Project and Delivery Skills

Expert in using a wide range of agile frameworks, methodologies and tools and understand when to apply them, eg. Scrum, Kanban etc

Progress Reporting

Expert in using agile tools and techniques to track progress against delivery, current items in backlog, risks, issues and blockers in order to communicate project status to the team and stakeholders

Continuous Improvement

Expert in driving continuous, demonstrable improvements in the team and products, based on data derived from actual delivery

Setting the teams' direction

Expert in maintaining a clear sense of direction and purpose for the team, agreeing and achieving goals

Stakeholder Management

Expert in identifying and engaging with stakeholders confidently through a high level of interpersonal and written communication skills; including the ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical staff at all levels, and to produce clear, concise documentation

Agile Project and Delivery Skills

Work with the Delivery Team to ensure that the product/platform/service follows the strategic roadmap, ensuring that the work is broken down into iterations and user stories where appropriate

Managing Budgets and Finances

Expert in managing budget/finances using appropriate project tracking and monitoring tools and techniques

Managing Supplier Relationships & Procurement

Expert in managing supplier relationships and procurement effectively

[Optional for Grade 7]

Line Management

Expert in line management

It's essential that you have:

See matrix above

It's desirable that you also have (if no desirable elements then please add 'n/a'):

See matrix above

Civil Service Competencies


G7 Level

IT Specialism

Level 4

Changing and Improving

Level 4

Making Effective Decisions

Level 4

Delivering at Pace

Level 4

Leading and Communicating

Level 4

Collaborating and Partnering

Level 4

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