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Scrum Master (6 Months Fixed-Term)

Apply by 10.00am 17 February 2023

Please submit your application as early as possible as Compassion UK reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for this role.

Do you have experience delivering multiple projects of varying complexity using AGILE Scrum methodology within an organisation’s framework? Are you looking for an opportunity to combine your skills with your passion to see children released from poverty in Jesus’ name?

Compassion UK is recruiting for a Scrum Master to join our Project Management Team on a fixed term basis. You’ll use your extensive knowledge and expertise to help deliver benefits for the organisation in front end applications that improve the digital journeys of our supporters, as well as looking at implementing new products.

Working with a mixed team of external developers and in-house specialists, a key role will be championing good practice in AGILE principles from discovery through to release: through team building, supporting and coaching individuals (including those who are new to AGILE) and improving our in-house guides.

At the heart of Compassion’s ministry is a relentless passion to act on our faith and empower every child left vulnerable by poverty. Our work is Christ centred, child focused, and church based.

Location:
Compassion House, Fleet, Hampshire. Hybrid working is offered as a benefit with a minimum of 40% of hours in the office. A higher proportion of remote working hours may be considered based on a number of criteria, including a difficult or excessive commute.

Hours:
35 hours per week

Salary:
£35,000 pa (within the grade £35,000 to £41,200 pa)
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About the role

As a Scrum Master, you will champion good project delivery at CUK in a way that is effective, collaborative, passionate, joyful, innovative and grace-filled and models our cultural values. Using AGILE Scrum methodology, you will use your knowledge and expertise of the AGILE principles to help deliver benefits for the organisation and to play your part in the release of children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

Within this role you will be working on the development of multiple systems. IT/digital projects will include; front end supporter facing projects through web and app platforms, as well as back-end solutions, this will support our people in delivering their goals through delivering an infrastructure that is frictionless and adds value. Our delivery team includes those who work at CUK as well as external partners.

As part of a team, you will help to deliver IT/digital projects effectively and continuously improve through servant leadership by: clearing obstacles to delivery; establishing a productive work environment; agreeing realistic commitments and identifying risks, dependencies and issues to ensure resolution. You will also champion AGILE working through coaching/mentoring the team, including new product owners, ensuring they live agile values and principles and follow agreed processes and practices.

Responsibilities

  • Respect, Uphold and Work within CUK's Christian Ethos and Values
  • Delivering Projects
  • Reporting of Projects to Senior Level
  • Championing Good Practice in Project Management

About you

To flourish in this role, you’ll need:

  • IT Project Management Experience
  • Project Reporting Experience
  • Facilitation and People Skills
  • GCSEs in English and Mathematics, or equivalent
  • Office Administration Experience

It would help (but isn't essential) to have:

  • Project Management Qualifications
  • Customer Facing Product Experience
  • Compliance Legislation
  • Budget and Procurement Experience

We need you to be:

  • Personally committed to the Christian faith. There is an occupational requirement for the holder of this role to be a practising Christian, in order to promote Compassion’s ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work. (You can read more about this in our Policy on Posts to be Held by Christians.)
  • Deeply connected to Compassion’s ministry to children
  • Aligned to Compassion UK’s cultural attributes
  • A ‘people person’
  • Creative, innovative, and flexible
  • A great listener and communicator
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Open to peer feedback

Location & Benefits

This is an office-based role in our modern, ‘agile’ office with free parking, just a 15-minute walk from Fleet station.

Benefits include enhanced pension scheme with 10% employer contribution, equivalent of 5 normal working weeks' annual leave a year, plus normal bank holidays, Income Protection & Group Life cover on appointment and Private Medical & Dental cover on successful completion of probation.

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Closing date: 10.00am 17 February 2023

The closing date for completed application is 10.00am 17 February 2023.

Interviews will be w/c 27 February 2023.

Please submit your application and anonymous CV as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies. Late applications may be considered.

Please note that we can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the UK.

Questions?

If you have questions about the role or experience problems submitting your application online you can call our friendly HR team anytime Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 5pm.

01932 836490

Our commitment to safeguarding

Compassion UK is committed to ensure everyone who comes into contact with us or our work is protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. As such, Compassion UK expects all staff to share this commitment and uphold the highest standards of safeguarding.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which will include Disclosure and Baring Service checks. Compassion UK also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we'll request from the job applicant's previous employers information about any findings of sexual misconduct - such as sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment - during employment. We'll also request information of incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. When someone submits a job application with us, they'll be confirming that they understand these recruitment procedures.

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