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Digital

Senior Delivery Manager – 59750
£50,427 – £63,500
National

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We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Location: National or London* 

Closing Date: 1 July 

Applications will be reviewed and outcomes communicated on an ongoing basis whilst the vacancy is live. The first Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 13th June 

Grade: 7

Salary: £54,274 – £63,500 London / £50,427 – £59,000 National, Depending on skills and experience (Including an allowance of up to £4,571) 

Working pattern: Full time/ part time/ flexible working 

Vacancy number: 59750 

*We are currently offering hybrid working which includes 2 days per week in your local office. Office locations can be found here 

The Role

We’re recruiting for a Senior Delivery Manager here at Justice Digital, to be part of our warm and collaborative team.

We’re looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills who’ll enjoy working in a delivery focused, agile environment with multidisciplinary teams. You will contribute to our Agile Delivery community and share your skills and experiences with others across the MoJ, and wider government departments.

To learn more about being a Senior Delivery Manager in MoJ, please watch some of these recent videos from Nic, Harry & Jen, or read a recent blog here or here

To help picture your life at MoJ Justice Digital please take a look at our blog and our Digital and Technology strategy 2025

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a Senior Delivery Manager you’ll be accountable for effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services and will have strong communication skills and engage senior stakeholders.
  • You’ll have more experience across a range of products and services, throughout the entire lifecycle, and have greater responsibility and accountability as the main point of escalation. You’ll coach and mentor other delivery managers at different levels.
  • You’ll be experienced in leading multidisciplinary teams, supporting and continuously improving products of significant scale and complexity. Working as a senior delivery manager, you’ll be responsible for building, maintaining and motivating teams; protect the team and make sure the team collaborates to focus on what is most important. You’ll coach team members and facilitate a culture of continuous improvement in the team. You will proactively manage dependencies and risks to overcome obstacles to delivery.
  • You’ll get support from your people manager, delivery manager peers, the wider delivery community and from formal learning opportunities to develop in this role.
  • You’ll be an active part of the broader delivery management community in HMPPS and MoJ Digital & Technology, receiving and providing coaching and mentoring, and will also have the chance to participate in informal support networks with peers.

If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!

Person Specification

We use a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Profession Capability Framework for the Senior Delivery Manager role to assess technical skills, and the Civil Service Success Profiles Behaviours needed to be successful in this role. 

Essential Skills 

  • Agile and Lean practices – You have deep knowledge of, and lead on, a range of Agile and Lean tools and techniques, with an ability to coach within and outside of the team, represent and be an advocate for these tools and techniques, be innovative and ensure you keep up to date with the latest trends. You have situational awareness of what each in the team and outside is working on and ability to ensure that working practices are iterated to achieve effective delivery.
  • Team dynamics and collaboration – You have experience in ensuring the health of the team and can facilitate conflict resolution, accelerating team performance, the team is transparent and that the work is understood externally, create an open and collaborative environment to work in, be flexible, adaptable and have a willingness to learn, recognise how people best work together, facilitating the best team makeup depending on the situation. You have the ability to help teams maintain a focus on delivery whilst being aware of the importance of professional development.
  • Maintaining delivery momentum – You have expertise in solving issues and unblocking problems, drives teams and sets the pace, ensuring teams are working towards delivery commitments. You have a proven track record of managing various dependencies across teams, departments or government as a whole.
  • Planning – You can use a continuous approach to planning, forecasting, estimating, managing uncertainty, metrics and measurements, contingency planning and road mapping.
  • Communicating between the technical and non-technical – You have the ability to communicate effectively across organisational, technical and political boundaries, understanding the context. You are able to advocate and communicate what a team does to create trust and authenticity. Can successfully react and respond to challenge. 

Desirable Skills

  • Making the process work – Demonstrable ability to focus on the outcome, challenge and improve disproportionate organisational processes where it impacts the pace of the team
  • Life-cycle perspective – You can recognise the appropriate deliverables and the right people to meet these. You are able to work with other agile delivery operations throughout the product life cycle. You can plan and engage with the appropriate stakeholders at a particular stage in the project.
  • Financial management – You can report on financial delivery, and can monitor cost and budget.
  • Commercial management – You can act as the point of contact for contracted suppliers. You understand appropriate internal contacts and processes within a government department.

Willingness to be assessed against  the requirements for BPSS clearance

We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.

Our values are Purpose, Humanity, Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a CV and a cover letter/ statement of suitability (approx 750 words) which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.

Please note – applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

In D&T, we recruit using a combination of theDigital, Data and Technology Capabilityand Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

  • Changing and improving.
  • Delivering at pace

Your application will be reviewed against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel.

Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1’5 -hour panel interview held via video conference.

Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on the below criteria will be conducted prior to the sift.

  • Knowledge of agile and lean processes
  • A proven background digital and/or technology delivery

Benefits

This is a Grade 7 role with a salary of £50,42 – £62,508 National / £54,274 – £67,943 London. Plus great benefits:

  • 37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours.
  • We are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.
  • 10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per person
  • Generous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on salary.
  • 25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.
  • Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!
  • Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app.
  • Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT
  • Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)
  • Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care vouchers.
  • 5 days volunteering paid leave.
  • Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.

Terms & Conditions

Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements.

If you have any questions, please send them to recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

Salary

The national salary range is £50,427 - £59,000, London salary range is £54,274 - £63,500. Your salary will be dependent on your base location

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