Senior Delivery Manager
Based: Cambridge or remote (UK only)
Rate: £45,500 - £50,000, dependent on experience
Basis: permanent, full-time, part-time, or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Established in 2008 and first known for our product – the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer – the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn computing and digital making.
In October 2015, we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest, sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018-2020 strategy.
Through our websites and services we help millions of people a year learn how to make things with computers, establish and run Code Clubs and CoderDojos, connect with the community, and much, much more. We are making significant strategic investments in our web services and, as part of that, we are growing the team.
That’s why we’re looking for an experienced Senior Delivery Manager to join the Web Services team. This is a new role, reporting to the Director of Web Services, responsible for establishing and supporting cross-functional agile teams to deliver significant improvements to our users, coaching colleagues across the organisation, and directly line managing a high quality team of developers.
You will need to have a track record of delivering high quality digital products and experience of both direct line management and mobilising and coordinating cross-functional teams that you don’t directly manage. You don’t necessarily need to be a professional developer, but you will be comfortable working with highly technically competent colleagues and adept at working through agile processes.
You would need to be UK-based and able to work from our Cambridge office some of the time.
While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth. We pride ourselves on being a brilliant place to work, with a fantastic team, and positive work culture.
- Build and support cross-functional agile teams to develop digital products that deliver significant improvements to our users.
- Help manage an experienced team, composed of developers, designers and researchers.
- Coach team members and others, facilitate continuous improvement and apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques for the environment.
- Help project teams collaborate and communicate effectively,
- Manage dependencies, overcome obstacles, and get the best value against constraints.
- Support the delivery of our online platforms, working across the Foundation to understand objectives and timelines
Experience and personal attributes
You should have:
- Demonstrable experience of delivering digital projects and products
- Proven experience using a range of agile delivery methods to deliver both product development and smaller projects
- The ability to balance multiple priorities and deal with ambiguity
- Understanding of the digital landscape
- People management experience
- Empathy and a pragmatic attitude
- A supportive and coaching based approach
You’ll ideally have experience of:
- Software/web development experience (particularly open source)
- Experience working with user researchers and designers
- An interest in education, especially around computer science
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 25 days' leave, plus public holidays.
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Pension with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions.
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance.
- Good support for working parents, including family leave policy.
- Cycle to work, season ticket loan, and childcare voucher schemes.
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 12:00 noon, Wednesday 29th August 2018Face to face interviews: Week beginning 3rd September 2018