NHS Business Services Authority Agile Coach (AC)

Closing date for applications: 18/11/2019
Specialist role
Agile coach
Summary of the work
Agile Coaching Requirement
Latest start date
Expected contract length
5 months (up to 31st March) with potential extention
North East England
Organisation the work is for
NHS Business Services Authority
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Agile Coach will be working with all individuals within the directorate including, Directors, Service Owners, Product Owners, Delivery Managers, User Researchers, UX, Software Engineering, Commercial and Finance.
What the specialist will work on
Working across the organisation to support the adoption and embedding of Agile practices and mind-set. Supporting teams to adopt SCRUM framework and understanding of agile methodologies. Supporting at a directorate, team and individual level working closely with Service Managers/Owners and Delivery Managers to identify and deliver coaching and training interventions. The coach will work with all 10 of NHSBSA Delivery Teams across a directorate of circa 120 people.
Address where the work will take place
NHS Business Services Authority, Stella House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside, NE158NY
Working arrangements
The individual will work flexibly to support teams, working an average of one day per week onsite and additional days to deliver specific coaching interventions in support of the teams or individuals. The successful individual must comply with relevant NHSBSA policies and standards.
Security clearance
Minimum baseline personnel security standard (BPSS)
Additional terms and conditions
This role will sit outside of IR35, as the candidate would not hold a fixed office position. Suppliers who are shortlisted and then wish to submit proposals must register on the NHSBSA’s e-tendering solution which can be found at https://nhsbsa.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml Expenses to and from the Base Location, Stella House in Newcastle, are not eligible to claim. Any expenses outside of the Base Location must be agreed in advance with the NHSBSA and shall be in accordance with the NHSBSA’s policy for Travel and Subsistence.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Demonstrate how you will align with the NHSBSA Corporate values detailed below (5%) Give examples of where you have worked as part of a team, collaborating, sharing knowledge and decision making (5%) Demonstrate your ability to work flexibly, this is a broad brief and the successful Coach will need to be able to work in a fluid and responsive environment (5%) Collaborative - We work together, Adventurous - We try new things, Reliable - We do what we say we will and Energetic - We give everything our best every day.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 65% Cultural fit 15% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Must have a certified coaching qualification (ILM7 or equivalent). Please provide details of your qualification (2%)
  • Demonstrate your deep understanding of different agile and lean approaches and supporting context, such as behaviours, governance, process and culture (5%)
  • Demonstrate your experience of different agile and lean approaches in relation to portfolio management, programme and project team approaches (5%)
  • Demonstrate your experience of embedding agile tools and techniques and ability to use the most relevant tools and techniques as needed, in an NHS environment or similar (5%)
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and experience of agile product and software development and the enablers required to cultivate an agile organisation (5%)
  • Demonstrate your understanding and expereince of agile governance for service design in line with the GDS principles (4%)
  • Demonstrate your understanding and experience of project and programme management techniques (4%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate your experience and ability to quickly win trust and influence senior leaders at the highest levels of the organisation (3%)
  • Demonstrate your experience and ability to embed rapidly and effectively into diverse project environments, at different stages of delivery and seamlessly moving between projects within an NHS environment (3%)
  • Demonstrate your experience and ability to work in environments undergoing complex change (2%)
  • Demonstrate how your are framework agnostic and use the right tools and techniques for the situation (2%)

Closing date for applications: 18/11/2019

NHS Business Services Authority Agile Coach (AC)

Closing date for applications: 18/11/2019

Specialist role:

Agile coach


North East England


NHS Business Services Authority

Maximum day rate:


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