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Senior Agile Delivery Lead

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Manchester

Department: Agile Delivery

About Kin + Carta

At Kin + Carta we believe growth is built, not theorised. We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences your customers will love and technologies your business will thrive on. 

Our approach is simple: Accelerate idea-to-value by striking the ideal balance of human-centred design, Agile engineering and the realities of affecting change at scale. Including new product development, service design and cloud modernisation, we take a hands-on approach to transforming our clients’ business. We’re headquartered in London and have delivery offices in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires. 


The Senior Agile Delivery Lead role in a nutshell:

Kin + Carta are looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial and dedicated Agile Delivery Lead (ADL) to join our growing team in London. This role comprises a mix of agile coaching, project 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 Senior Agile Delivery Lead, your role will be to give the team the best possible opportunity to succeed in a variety of environments. You should have led the delivery of software projects of varying type and complexity, owning & optimising delivery.. You should also have  demonstrable experience of different agile methods, tools and practices (Scrum, Kanban, Lean) and be able to pragmatically apply them as required.  You should be able to coach and mentor a range of colleagues, delivery teams and clients on agile and introduce innovative ways of doing things to the team.


What you can expect:

  • 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 maintained
  • You’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
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies and workshops to ensure effective outcomes are reached 
  • Product execution - Write and refine user stories with the team and prioritise backlogs based on user need
  • Account growth - identify opportunities to grow Kin + Carta’s influence and reach across your client
  • Project admin - Manage project casting requirements, timesheet submissions & finances, holidays & invoicing


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.