Start date: Monday 7 March 2022
Value: £67,500
Company size: SME
DWP - DWP Place - DWP Digital

DWP - DWP Place Agile Delivery Manager

5 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 2 large

13 Completed applications

12 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 25 January 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 27 January 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 1 February 2022 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
The specialist will be an experienced Delivery Manager in running an Agile team. Managing day to day delivery, development of milestone plans, managing risk and dependencies. Running Agile Ceremonies ,contributing to the overall reporting of the DWP Place product Delivery Teams, upholding DWP values, working within Government Digital Standards.
Latest start date
Monday 28 February 2022
Expected contract length
6 months with an optional extension period of up to 2 months
North West England
Organisation the work is for
DWP - DWP Place - DWP Digital
Maximum day rate
Up to £550 ex VAT per day. Standard 8 hour working day, includes expenses to base location agreed with DWP . This role is Inside IR35

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with the existing DWP Augmented Teams, this will consist of DWP Digital staff and other 3rd party suppliers engaged in Service Now development work
What the specialist will work on
Need to have Delivery Management experience, preferably agile. Able to Sprint plan, lead Agile Squad, manage risks, feed into broader DWP Place roadmaps, conduct Agile ceremonies, Stakeholder engagement, reporting, dependency management. Knowledge of Service Now or knowledge of delivering Integration components desirable but not essential

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Primarily at the DWP Digital Corporate Hub2- St Peters Square, Manchester - although there may be a requirement to work from other DWP locations in the North West.
Working arrangements
Specialist will work 5 working days per work remotely until further notice. The specialist will be required to be online between the hours of 8:00AM - 17:00PM Monday to Friday
Security clearance
All suppliers must BPSS cleared and On-Shore

Additional information

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
  • Experience in managing a Digital Delivery
  • Risk Management: Issues and Dependencies
  • Stakeholder Management, Communication, presentation and faciliation, able to run key Agile Ceremonies such as stand-up retrospectives.
  • Demonstrate experience of working in a large scale organisation and/or Government or Public Sector installation of Service Now
  • Providing support and guidance to members of the delivery teams and acting as a point of escalation for issues impacting delivery.
  • Experience of stakeholder engagment, managing stakeholder expectation, ensuring stakeholders are kept up to date with progress, risks and issues
  • Ability to plan sprints and undertake Milestone Planning .
  • Remove blockers from the Agile sprints to allow the squads to complete stories assigned or escalate where appropriate
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Knowledge of Service Now and or delivery of Digital integration requirements

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well as the lead of a team and keep the team motivated to perform well
  • Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department.
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Is accountable and takes responsibility for their work
  • Can work with colleagues with little or no technical knowledge
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there any incumbent?
No. There is no incumbent
2. The spec says “Specialist will work 5 working days per work remotely until further notice.” Please can you indicate when you think the remote working arrangement might change, if at all?
As a civil service Department we are bound by instructions from central Government. Currently we are working towards a hybrid working arrangement of 40% of time in the office
3. The spec says that the max day rate is £550, to include expenses to base location agreed with DWP. We have a great candidate who could work within the max day rate, but only for remote working and not including expenses e.g. to Manchester. Can we still submit an application?
The rate reflects our current expenses policy. DWP is returning to a Hybrid working arrangement of up to 40% of time in the office so some travel will be required as this starts to roll-out. Attendance in the office would be determined by business need
4. Is an Agile qualification essential or is working knowledge of working in Agile environment acceptable?
A qualification isn't essential. Experience of working in an Agile environment is acceptable