Agile Delivery Manager

London, England, United Kingdom · Product

Description

Department: Product

Reporting to: Head of Product Management

Type of Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Location: London, Camden. This is not a remote working position, and you must have the right to work in the UK.

ABOUT FUTURELEARN

FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now the largest online learning platform in Europe with over eight million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives. It partners with a quarter of the world’s top universities, as well as organisations such as Accenture, the British Council, CIPD, Raspberry Pi and the New York Institute of Finance.

Our vision is a global community, where everyone learns together and enjoys access to the education they need to transform their lives. Our award-winning platform helps by provoking conversation around the course material, so that learners and educators learn as much from each other as from the material itself.

We are continuing our expansion as we make this journey from offering short online courses, through micro credentials to full online degrees, and working with employers and governments to reduce skills gaps. The pace of this change is reflected in extremely rapid growth of our revenues.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are an agile product team, loosely following scrum practices which have evolved organically over time. Our small, cross-functional teams are pro-active, focussed on impact and engage directly with other disciplines and stakeholders.

Until now we have not had the role of Agile Delivery Manager at FutureLearn - instead the typical duties of this role have been performed by the Product Manager, Tech Leads and sometimes rotating ‘Sprint Leaders’.

We are interested in developing the discipline of Agile Delivery Management at this point in our growth because we want to remove distractions for our product teams and allow our existing staff to focus on what they do best. We are also interested in evolving our approach to agile software development to ensure that our teams are happy, solving the right problems, shipping great code and having a positive impact on our learners, educators and the business.

We are initially looking for an Agile Delivery Manager to work in our Employers & Public Education group. This is an exciting area of our business creating high profile campaigns that give free courses to target audiences and developing our proposition for employers. It has interesting challenges due to the fact that the clients and external stakeholders the team works with are often large, waterfall institutions.

As the first Agile Delivery Manager at FutureLearn you will have the support of all disciplines to improve delivery in your team. It is likely that in the next 6 to 12 months we will hire more Agile Delivery Managers and so, for the right person, this could become a leadership role within the company.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Our understanding of this role aligns with what is detailed in this blog post by Emily Webber.

You will:


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS


BENEFITS


APPLICATIONS

Please apply via Workable. On your cover letter please tell us why you think you’d be suitable for this role.


Please apply by 9AM on Monday 21st January via Workable. On your cover letter please tell us why you think you’d be suitable for this role.


Please contact [email protected], if you require any reasonable adjustments or alterations to be made, to support you through the recruitment process.


DIVERSITY STATEMENT

We value diversity at FutureLearn, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, marital or disability status.

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