Our Heritage, Our Stories: Linking and searching community-generated digital content to develop the people’s national collection is a 3-year cutting-edge research project, part of the Arts and Humanities Research Councils’ programme Towards a National Collection: Opening UK Heritage to the World (TaNC). This is an exciting new project, which will be delivered by The National Archives as lead Independent Research Organisation and in collaboration with the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester.
Agile Delivery Manager
Fixed term contract, 36 months
About the role
As Agile Delivery Manager (ADM) you will be at the forefront of the project acting as lead technical contact and working with multi-disciplinary, creative teams who embrace challenge and seek opportunities to do things differently. This is an instrumental role in which you will be responsible for maintaining a strong agile culture, working iteratively to achieve effective delivery at pace, managing relationships within and across teams and communicating the product vision, plan and progress to stakeholders with both confidence and drive.
You will lead the collaborative planning process, prioritising work against team capacity and designing methods to promote an open and collaborative working environment in which the team and stakeholders have a strong situational awareness, with team co-ordination ensured.
Working closely with the Product Owner, you will take a continuous delivery approach to manage planning, forecasting and road mapping, creating metrics and contributing to writing user stories. You’ll be able to work autonomously within this learning culture, be a strong negotiator, influencer and mentor, building a dedicated and positive team.
We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community and from people of diverse ages, experience and backgrounds, including people with disabilities. We are keen to explore the widest possible pool of talent for all our roles.
An experienced, proactive and delivery focused expert, and strong advocate of Agile product delivery practices, you will be confident working with a range of agile methods, frameworks, methodologies and tools and able to understand the best solution in multiple situations. You will be user-focused, with demonstrable experience of delivering robust, secure and inclusive digital products that meet user needs as well as the quality expectations of the organisation.
Join us here in beautiful Kew, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Overground and Underground stations, and you can expect an excellent range of benefits, which includes an opportunity to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme along with flexible working, discounts with local businesses, wellbeing resources, an on-site gym, discounted rates in our on-site café, shop and staff bar.
How to apply
For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.
Closing date: 18 October 2021 at 11:55pm