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Agile Coach

Posting Country:  United Kingdom
Date Posted:  17-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.


Role title:  Agile Coach
Location: Newbury


Role purpose: 

The Vodafone Business Platforms & Solutions organisation is primarily focused on designing and delivering high quality products and customer solutions. A key part of the VBPS delivery strategy is the transformation to Agile ways of working based upon the SAFe framework.
The Agile Coach is a key role within the VBPS Lean Agile Centre of Excellence (LACE). In the role, the Agile Coach will work with the CoE Lead and other Agile Coaches within VBPS to train and coach delivery teams in agile ways of working.


The Agile Coach will typically:
-    Exhibit the behaviours of a Lean-Agile Leader with a Lean-Agile Mind-set. Help the teams embrace SAFe Core Values, adopt and apply SAFe Principles, and implement SAFe practices.
-    Train, coach and mentor teams whilst implementing SAFe 
-    Facilitate teams progress toward team goals – The Agile Coach is a facilitator and is continuously engaged in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
-    Lead team efforts in relentless improvement – Help the teams improve and take responsibility for their actions; facilitate retrospectives. Teach problem-solving techniques and helps the team become better problem-solvers for themselves
-    Promote SAFe quality practices 
-    Build high-performing teams – Focus on ever-improving team dynamics and performance

Job Responsibility

Core competencies, knowledge and experience :
•    Experience as Agile Coach within large delivery organisations, with demonstrable experience leading teams on agile methodologies
•    Preferably certified Agile Coach/SAFe Program Consultant, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or similar – comfortable with servant leadership style
•    Leader with the ability to develop and communicate the objectives, inspire, coach, and motivate the team
•    Ability to continue to monitor, learn, and implement best practices via the agile community



Preferred technical / professional qualifications: 

•    Knowledge and experience of working in agile frameworks, eg SAFe Agilist/SPC, Scrum, Kanban, Agile PM
•    Expert user of Microsoft tools: Excel/PowerPoint/Word
•    Experience of agile tools: Jira and confluence desirable


Leading Organisation Culture and Change
Business Partnering
Business Acumen
Coaching and Mentoring
Expert Communication

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.