Programme Delivery Manager (DM)

Closing date for applications: 16/12/2021
Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
HMPPS Digital requires a specialist Agile Programme Delivery Manager to oversee, enable and coordinate delivery of an 18 month road map of work in Probation, including for the Probation Reform Programme, across approximately 12 Agile delivery teams.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
18 months
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
HMPPS Digital and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Approximately 12 to 14 Agile delivery teams Probation Senior Management team Probation Project Management Office Various stakeholders: Finance and commercial colleagues Governance and assurance colleagues Profession leads within Digital and Technology Reporting to Service Owner
What the specialist will work on
Delivery of the roadmap, including knowledge transfer, and transfer of ownership ongoing. Implementation of a new demand process. Establishment of a delivery operations function to enable quality delivery at pace (finance, commercial, governance, reporting, workforce planning).Continuously improving the Agile authority to operate process meeting the needs of teams, and the governance framework within which they sit. Team members capability building to ensure digital services get into the hands of users earlier increasing their readiness to operate from beta phase onwards. Creating and delivering playbooks on delivery operations and authority to operate, so as to enable knowledge transfer and exit.
Address where the work will take place
Can be done remotely with visits to some offices on occasion.
Working arrangements
Remote working with occasional in-person meetings (subject to COVID guidelines) principally in Sheffield (S3 7DQ) and London (SW1H 9AJ)
Security clearance
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Is transparent and collaborative when making decisions -Has a no-blame perspective and encourages people to learn from their mistakes -Experienced in successful agile delivery in non-agile environments and bridging the two worlds -Is able to balance competing needs across the organisation, and enact appropriate decision-making -By default is responsible and takes accountability for their work -Social value
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 15% Price 25%
Essential skills and experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile and other methodologies, able to coach in Agile practices both within and outside your team
  • Highly competent in supporting effective budget management within the constraints of the project
  • Able to communicate effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries
  • Able to resolve conflicts within teams, ensure the team is working in the open and that the work is understood externally
  • Proven, extensive experience of successfully leading teams through the full product life cycle in large-scale delivery in government. Able to develop sustainable support models
  • Experienced at optimising the delivery flow of teams, actively addressing the most complicated risks, issues and dependencies
  • Able to identify and challenge organisational processes of increasing complexity, and coach the organisation to inspect and adapt processes where they slow delivery
  • Able to identify and manage dependencies in plans of varying complexity
  • Able to coordinate delivery, coaching teams as a delivery expert
  • Adept at mediating between people and relationships, communicating with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven ability and substantial experience in removing blockers and managing risks, commercial requirements, and budgets
  • Experienced in large-scale and complex delivery of services meeting the UK Government Service Standard
  • Expected to have the skills and experience set out in the Digital, Data, and Technology Profession Capability Framework guidance for a programme delivery manager
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experienced in being an escalation point to resolve large or high-risk commercial management issues
  • Able to coach others in commercial management
  • Experienced in influencing and creating budgets
  • Able to act as initial escalation point for the programme and must have an awareness of the bigger picture
  • Familiarity with the justice landscape, particularly criminal justice

Closing date for applications: 16/12/2021

Programme Delivery Manager (DM)

Closing date for applications: 16/12/2021

Specialist role:

Delivery manager


No specific location, for example they can work remotely


HMPPS Digital and Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

Maximum day rate:


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