Head of Delivery

Head of Delivery

Job Title: Head of Delivery
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00103164_1565255872
Contact Name: John Wright
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 08, 2019 10:17

Job Description

Role: Head of Delivery
Contract Length: Initial 6 months
Location: Central London
IR35 Status: Outside IR35
Pay Rate: £600 - £700 per day

The Head of Delivery will be responsible for management across a number of technical service delivery teams which will be provided by multiple external suppliers. Each of these teams will have a Delivery Manager or scrum master, responsible for organisation of the delivery team on a day to day basis. The components will provide technical services to the clients customer facing services as well as multiple stakeholders internal to the client.

Roles & Responsibilities:
- Hands on management of multiple technical delivery teams to a common outcome.
- Planning and reporting agile deliveries within a waterfall governance environment.
- Project management within a complex and highly regulated environment.
- Project management tools, specifically: MS Project or equivalent project planning tools plus Jira / Confluence / Trello / Slack
- Good understanding of Agile / Lean management approaches.
- SoW definition
- Familiarity with (but not necessarily a user of) Google Analytics, automated testing suites, data analysis tools, development and monitoring tools.
- Digital product development / management for consumer-facing products, with a good understanding of the roles played by user researchers, UX designers, content designers, developers, testers and web-ops in delivering products and services.
- Familiarity with service management approaches, such as ITIL is useful, but not essential.

Experience / Skills required:
- Able to communicate a vision / desirable outcome / goal to team members and trust them to deliver without micro-managing.
- Able to manage multiple business priorities and define an agreed order for delivery that stakeholders and team members have all bought into.
- Experience of leading multiple teams, with distributed team members working on different team goals.
- Capable of managing a broad range of stakeholders with a range of technical abilities / communication styles.
- Able to access and negotiate for resource from external teams when required i.e. web-ops, content design, etc.
- Able to grasp the structural (org chart) and political landscape of a large organisation and successfully build a network of stakeholders who can assist with delivery goals.

Please respond with your CV if you are interested in this opportunity.

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