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Digital Development Manager

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/10/2019 at 23:30 PM
Vacancy Description

Digital Delivery Manager

Role Profile

We require a delivery manager to support the digital team on a number a key development projects during a period of change within the service.


The delivery manager needs experience in delivering and maintaining a number of different products and services throughout the entire delivery lifecycle.

Main responsibilities:

  • Help the development team to organise themselves and plan their work, ensuring they deliver products and services that meet users’ needs
  • Lead the team through the different phases of the delivery lifecycle
  • Be accountable for effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services
  • Identifying and communicating risks, issues, dependencies and blockers
  • Ensure that working practices are iterated to achieve effective delivery.
  • Drives the development team and sets the pace, ensuring they are working towards delivery commitments.
  • Identifies the people/skills/resources/budgets that teams need to deliver to the agreed goals
  • Embedding the use of JIRA within the development team
  • Work with the Digital & ICT programme manager to plan the Q1 19/20 roadmap
  • Prepare the team for the permanent appointment of the delivery manager

Skills required:

  • Has a deep knowledge of Agile and Lean tools and techniques (Such as SCRUM and Kanban) with an ability to coach within and outside of the team
  • Strong communication skills and the experience of engaging senior stakeholders.
  • Able to solve issues and unblock problems.
  • Able to support effective estimations on budget and resource management within the constraints of a project
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams


The role will be for 3 months with the opportunity to apply for the permanent position during the contract period.


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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