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Agile Coach

Salary details: £46845 - £52298

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Digital & Change
Salary details
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Nina Coakley
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 224386
Closing Date
25 April 2021 11:00 PM
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Agile Coach

Full Time

Fixed Term 1 Year

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Change Team in the Digital and Change Service. The council is currently driving forward its agile transformation programme and this post is key to help us to implement a truly agile project management approach across the organisation.

What you will be doing

Your role will be to guide multi-disciplinary teams on how to use agile practices to colleagues across the organisation. This includes supporting the team to remove blockers, working closely with many services.

It is vital that you have the skills to enable teams to build a trusting, safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.

Please refer to the context statement for more specific requirements for this role.

About you

I am looking for someone who can facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution alongside stand-ups, sprint planning, show and tells and retrospectives. You should be capable of acting as the conscience of the team when evaluating “doneness” or “readiness” criteria.

You should support teams to develop into implementing a servant leadership style whenever possible acting as a shield for the team from outside distractions and inferences.

You must be highly motivated and enthusiastic and will need strong verbal skills with the confidence to liaise and coordinate with colleagues from across all areas of the business. You should have excellent organisation and planning skills, preferably gained with previous experience of working within an agile project environment.

This role will work across the whole council transformation portfolio, supporting existing project managers to adopt new practices in agile delivery. This will require you to be flexible and willing to work with many people as a coach and subject matter expert.

In order to be successful in this role you should have previous agile delivery management experience in a large organisation, coaching others in using user research, sprint planning, leading stand-ups, delivering show and tells, holding retrospectives, managing risk and highlight reporting. You should also be confident in the use of Microsoft products including Microsoft Teams.

So, if this sounds like a career move, you'd like to make, then get in touch - we'd love to hear from you. For an informal discussion, please contact Nina Coakley, Service Manager for Change 01305 224386.

Dorset Council uses generic job descriptions and person specifications and therefore the job title in the attachments on the right may differ from the job title in the advert. Further specific information may be provided in a context statement where relevant.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

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