Start date: Monday 21 June 2021
Value: £91,000
Company size: SME
Centre for Digital Public Services (Wales)

Product Manager - Centre for Digital Public Services Wales

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

18 Completed applications

18 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Wednesday 2 June 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 4 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 9 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Product manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
We're looking for a product manager to join us to work on a discovery we are doing with Sport Wales. The question for discovery is “How can Sport Wales increase the reach and impact of their community investments (grants)?”.
Latest start date
Monday 14 June 2021
Expected contract length
6 months with the option of a 25% extension (6 weeks)
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Centre for Digital Public Services (Wales)
Maximum day rate
£700 inclusive of travel expenses if travel becomes required

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be joining an experienced agile coach and user researcher from the Centre and a service owner and subject matter experts from Sport Wales. You’ll be coaching the wider team on product management and user centred design.
What the specialist will work on
As a Product Manager you’ll:
provide direction and leadership for multidisciplinary agile product teams

define, explain and iterate a product vision that's compelling to users, team and stakeholders

develop and prioritise a product backlog, writing good user stories and making decisions based on evidence

own and be responsible for developing and articulating a clear vision, achievable goals and measurable objectives, which are aligned to the goals and objectives of Sport Wales

lead engagement with stakeholders, users and partner organisations, by running demos, blogging, facilitating workshops

coaching and mentoring the team at SportWales to help them build skills in product management

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Working remotely
Working arrangements
We expect this work will be done remotely for the foreseeable future. Should official guidance change during the duration of this engagement, you may be expected to attend meetings across Wales.
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) will be required

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Welsh Service Standards will apply:

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience leading teams/products through discovery and alpha phases
  • Recent evidence of creating and developing product strategies
  • Demonstrable evidence of deep agile understanding and experience
  • Evidence that you have a thorough understanding of a variety of disciplines involved in digital delivery, including engineering, service-design, performance analysis and user research developed through working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Recent evidence of engagement with stakeholders with varying levels of understanding of user centred design and agile
  • Demonstrable evidence of managing complex stakeholder situations
  • Recent evidence of coaching and identifying learning opportunities
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Professional-level fluency in Welsh language
  • demonstrable experience of working in the Welsh Public Sector

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Experience of successful collaborative working as part of a multi-disciplinary delivery team, sharing knowledge within the team
  • Experience delivering in an open, collaborate, agile way
  • Experience of successful agile delivery in non-agile environments and bridging the two worlds
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent in the role?
There is no incumbent in this role
2. Please can you confirm if the role will be Inside / Outside IR35?
A status determination suggests this role would be outside IR35
3. Is there a current incumbent or preferred supplier?
There is no incumbent in this role or preferred supplier
4. When you mention ‘if travel becomes required’, is this likely to be regular travel to a specific office/location day to day, or ad hoc travel as needed?
It would be ad hoc travel. Travel is not a requirement at this point. Any questions around travel would be discussed with the successful specialist to ensure it is something they are comfortable with and done within all COVID guidelines.
5. We assume that the specialist can work from outside of UK also (Offshore). Please confirm.
This role is not suitable for offshoring.
6. Is there already an idea of the products being kicked off or investigated as levers to enable higher take up of sports in Wales?
No. The focus of the discovery is not on products or technology. The focus is on understanding user needs.
7. £700 inclusive of travel expenses if travel becomes required

Please can you clarify if this is inclusive/exclusive of VAT?
Excluding VAT