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Scrum master

Full-Time Position Closing date:

Who are we and what do we do?

Our mission is to help raise funds for charities and good causes and increase awareness of their work. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £500 million for 7,500 good causes since 2005. This funding is transforming lives and communities in Britain and beyond.

Together Novamedia, the creator and owner of the Postcode Lottery format, and the Postcode Lotteries – in the Netherlands, Sweden, Britain, Germany and Norway – was ranked the second largest private charity donor in the world and the biggest in Europe in 2018/19.

Be part of the People’s Postcode Lottery team

We work to create an environment and culture where everyone is able to perform at their best. We were ranked ninth in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019. Since the beginning our core values of Fun, Courageous, Sharing and Sustainable have shaped our culture and everything we do.

Each year, we invest up to 4% of salaries into training and development opportunities that will stretch and challenge people at every stage of their career.

In addition to an exciting career, we offer a generous pension, private health insurance that rewards you for being active, life assurance, free gym membership, leisure and entertainment discounts, 36 days holiday plus your birthday off and much more.

Role summary

This role will work as part of our product and development team, providing leadership and coaching to further drive our scrum teams forward. You will support the team to find efficiencies, better ways of working, while ensuring morale and team confidence trends upwards. You will be working with multiple scrum teams who are responsible for the ongoing improvement of our core lottery services.

We are looking for an experienced scrum master with a positive and open approach, to help the teams grow in their ability to continuously deliver high-quality software that drives value to our products, the business, and the players of Postcode Lottery.

Responsibilities

  • You own the scrum process used in the product development teams
  • You facilitate ceremonies associated with product development
  • You provide leadership in the ceremonies to help the teams find efficiencies and encourage best practice
  • You help the team to ensure they are clear on their common goals, assist to resolve conflicts, identify blockers and assist the team to overcome them
  • You help the team to work towards continuous improvement, continuous delivery as the norm
  • You use metrics to help teams track their progress and feed into better planning at sprint, epic and release levels
  • Using the tools available within Jira and Confluence you help teams identify patterns, track progress and use these tools positively so the team can find opportunities to improve
  • Approachable and adaptable, you cater to different levels of maturity across the scrum teams and their variable exposure to working within agile
  • You are aware of the bigger picture and can ask the right questions at the right time to challenge the team when needed

Required skills

  • Industry accreditation – Scrum Alliance or similar certified Scrum Master
  • Experience coaching a team
  • Experience working with the principles of scrum and agile delivery and successfully applying these in previous roles
  • Self-starter, self-organising, pro-active
  • High attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, able to adapt to different audiences.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience working in large scale digital transformation programmes
  • Experience in a development or product owner role
  • Experience educating stakeholders outside of product teams as to the benefits of agile working
  • Experience within regulated products
  • Experience coaching an underperforming team into a highly functioning team

Additional information

While core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday 9am–5:30pm, working out with these hours will be required around event times, where necessary time will be given in lieu.

Location: Edinburgh

Closing date:

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