Agile Coach (AC)

Closing date for applications: 06/04/2021
Specialist role
Agile coach
Summary of the work
Train teams on agile methodology. Oversee development of agile teams to ensure effective outcomes for DS.Guide teams and encouraging them to embrace the agile method. Arm teams with the right knowledge, tools and training to use agile to its full potential. Help DS embrace agile as a culture shift.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Up to 12 months
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Disclosure Scotland
Maximum day rate
Please specify required day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The existing team is comprised of contract and Civil Service resources. The specialist will be expected to be embedded into the Digital team as well as working with the other members of the business and the Leadership Team.
What the specialist will work on
• Leveraging experience to bring people up to speed with agile way of working.• Navigate corporate culture to help DS realise its goals. • Work with Leadership Team to see the future and be patient along the journey• Work with the Digital team to help them transform to being self-managing and accountable• Coach agile teams in the methodology• Integrate related methodologies within the company• Develop standards and requirements for the agile process• Provide training to employees on the agile process• Help teams navigate agile tools and software• Encourage employee and stakeholder buy-in
Address where the work will take place
(Work remotely)Base Office:1 Pacific QuayGlasgowG51 1DZ
Working arrangements
• The specialist will be working remotely.The specialist will be expected to attend meetings using MS Teams. No face to face meetings can occur at present.• Make use of collaborative tooling (Slack, MS Teams, Miro, Confluence and Jira).• The specialist will be pro-active
Security clearance
Must have BPSS clearance to begin work.
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Be transparent and collaborative whilst working -Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes -Take responsibility for their work -Share knowledge and experience with other team members -Challenge the status quo -Be comfortable standing up for their discipline -Be comfortable with working with clients with both high and low technical expertise
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 20% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Track record of working as an Agile Coach
  • Strong understanding of Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience as a Scrum master or with the agile methodology
  • Working with Agile in the public sector and familiarity with GDS/Digital First standards
  • Knowledge of agile software development
  • Demonstrable evidence of strong communication and problem-solving skills with demonstrable evidence interpersonal skills and patience
  • In addition to above, please send CV to by 12pm on 12th April 2021

Closing date for applications: 06/04/2021

Agile Coach (AC)

Closing date for applications: 06/04/2021

Specialist role:

Agile coach


No specific location, for example they can work remotely


Disclosure Scotland

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required day rate

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