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Lead Agile Delivery Lead

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: London

Department: Agile Delivery

About Kin + Carta

Want to help build a world that works better for everyone? Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy that makes a difference to the billions who now work, play, shop, communicate and share online.

Join 1,600 curious and diverse minds in connecting people, data and technology to produce amazing experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. Become a maker, builder or creator as we explore the possibilities of sustainable digital technology, helping clients to rapidly innovate, modernise their systems, enable their teams, and optimise for continued growth. 

We focus on tech but we’re a proudly inclusive business with trust and human connection at its heart. People, the planet, and profit matter equally to us which is why we’re a certified B Corporation in the United States and Europe. With additional offices in South America, there is a place for you here wherever you’re based.

The Lead Agile Delivery Lead role in a nutshell:

This role comprises a mix of agile coaching, programme management and client management. Our ADL’s work with our expert in-house teams of developers, designers and testing engineers to deliver innovative, high-quality software. Our clients span some of the world’s biggest brands, including Cazoo, The Economist, Tesco, Ford, Unilever, Met Office and many more. 

As a Lead Agile Delivery Lead, your role will be to give the team, client and project the best possible opportunity to succeed in a variety of environments. You should also have demonstrable experience of multiple agile methods, tools and practices (Scrum, Kanban, Lean etc.) and be able to pragmatically apply and coach them as required. 

Alongside delivering client projects, you should have experience growing and developing an internal team, including managing, mentoring and hiring people, and building out and developing the agile delivery craft. You will have experience leading internal company level change or improvement initiatives, e.g. defining our remote working standards for the region pillar.

What you can expect:

  • You'll lead by example, support the teams’ development and growth via management, coaching and hiring
  • You’ll own your project’s delivery plan and visualise and radiate information for the team and client to ensure transparency
  • You’ll own the team’s processes, ensuring agile approaches are pragmatically adopted and maintainedYou’ll coach teams and clients to enhance their agility and help them develop
  • You’ll use varying tools and techniques to identify and drive improvements to quality and delivery
  • You’ll use appropriate metrics to track and forecast delivery, manage expectations and highlight and improve inefficiencies in ways of working
  • You’ll enable teams by identifying and removing risks and impediments
  • You’ll build a positive, psychologically safe culture to ensure you get the most from the team

The type of person we would love to meet:

  • Enthusiastic and a great motivator
  • Emotionally intelligent and self aware
  • Proactive and pragmatic
  • Passionate about agile, change and challenging the status quo
  • Servant leaders, who put the team first
  • Excellent communicators, negotiators and influencers

Nice to have:

  • GDS framework - Experience of the Government Digital Services framework would be a bonus

Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Continuous learning £1,000 annual learning budget
Hybrid working policy Hybrid remote working policy
Leadership icon Global leadership programmes
Flexible working icon Flexible working hours
present icon Enhanced Christmas leave
dog icon Dog friendly offices
Discounted private healthcare Subsidised private healthcare
Affordable gym membership Discounted gym membership

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.