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Head of Scaled Agile Delivery

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  18-Nov-2020
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

Head of Scaled Agile Delivery

Location: Newbury HQ (Full-time remote working during COVID-19)
Salary:  £Competitive + Excellent benefits
Hours:  37.5hrs
Safety Notice: To ensure candidate and employee safety, we are continuing with our virtual hiring and onboarding processes until further notice.


We innovate, invent and continuously improve, Vodafone UK Digital works within the heart of our business. Empowering Vodafone’s mission of being a digital-first company is in everything we do. 


Digital Engineering has seen a period of continuous growth, and there is no sign of slowing down! The demand has grown exponentially and that will continue into next year with all business units pulling together plans for huge expansion in Digital!


What will you be doing? 


In this Senior Management opportunity you will be responsible for the overall delivery of Vodafone UK’s Digital portfolio, and the build of Vodafone’s Scaled Agile Delivery practice.  Covering all business units (Consumer, Enterprise, Service & Technology) this role will lead a team of programme & project managers, Agile experts and Release Train Engineers - setting clear vision and controls for success.  


Who are we looking for?  


  • You will have extensive experience (at a senior management level) delivering a large portfolio of complex delivery programmes with 20+ agile feature teams.
  • You will have strong scaled agile (SAFe) delivery experience and deep understanding of the theory and practical implementation of agile methods in a complex digital delivery environment. 
  • You will have experience with establishing scaled agile delivery teams, including setting up the concept of Release Trains, and associated Release Tran Engineers (RTEs)
  • You will be SAFe certified. 
  • You will have proven experience through the E2E delivery lifecycle including in a multispeed delivery model.
  • You will proven ability to manage large budgets ($30m+) across a complex portfolio, incl. tracking forecast vs actuals and accountability for on-budget delivery. Ability to own budget planning cycles and drive cost optimisation where required.
  • You will have demonstrable ability to build high performing teams in a high pressure environment. Coaching, mentoring and upskilling a community of delivery-focussed PMs in an agile/digital portfolio delivery model and managing all aspects of annual performance review cycles, hiring, retention and remuneration.
  • You will have a strong appreciation and understanding of Analytics and conversion rate optimisation (CRO) for digital channels.


What’s in it for you?

An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone.




Posting End Date: 02/12/2021

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.