Head of Delivery

Head of Delivery

Job Title: Head of Delivery
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Croydon, Surrey
Salary: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LH3404_1527765487
Contact Name: Ben Small
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 31, 2018 12:18

Job Description

Digital Head of Delivery - 24 month contract - Croydon/London - Public Sector


Roles and responsibilities include: Developing strategic department-wide solutions & forward planning to keep up with industry best-practice. Bringing the community together, provide a focus for evolving best practice. Working in collaboration with the workforce planning to ensure the appropriate technical capacity and capability is in place to design, develop and build digital services. Building technical capability for own technical area and, by partnering key stakeholders, build technical awareness across the department. Assisting in recruitment of new in-house digital and other technical skills and capabilities.

The Head of Development will lead the Development Practice, and act as advisor and Point of Contact for the for the Development community of the Criminal Justice System Common Platform Programme in accordance with the GDS Agile methodology.
The Programme has a number of existing development teams that are delivering software in an Agile manner though various service projects. The role will involve the setting of development standards, providing principles and guidelines, and ensuring adherence to these by the development teams.

Each existing team comprises: a Product Owner, a Delivery Manager, a Technical Lead, a Business Analyst, a User Researcher, a UX/HTML Designer, one or more front end, back end or full stack developers and a QA specialist. It is expected that the successful provider will primarily provide and coordinate community of practice activities with Technical leads and developers and provide support to wider group of interested and affected parties, e.g. Architecture, Testing. The Head of Development will also have a dedicated Delivery Manager to ensure requirements are met.

If you are interested in this opportunity please get in touch at your earliest convenience - 0203 327 3071.

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