Delivery Manager

£36,036 - £41,036 yearly
  • JRF
  • York or London
  • Jun 22, 2020
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Have you got experience of bringing a delivery management approach to organisations and creating an effective, agile working environment? then we want to hear from you.

Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK. We don’t believe that’s right. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and demand for solutions.

This brand new role will introduce Delivery Management in the broader context of transformation. Building and motivating teams to embrace Agile methodologies and new ways of working so we are all equipped to work collaboratively and achieve our outcomes. You will support matrix teams to self-manage, facilitate continuous improvement, manage dependencies and overcome blockers.
Working with a diverse group of matrix teams you’ll support JRF’s continuing transition to become a digital, outcome orientated social change organisation.

About you:
You will be very comfortable working within Agile teams, supporting and coaching others to transition to this style of project management. You will have experience of improving processes and workflows, taking others through a journey of change.
You will be a team player who is able to establish and maintain robust working relationships with colleagues from across the organisation.
You will have great facilitation and documentation skills and have an ability to work out loud, sharing your success and lessons learnt with others.


About us:
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. We are built on trust, show we care, and exist to make a difference.
We work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision-makers.
We believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach - we just need more people to believe it too.
To make our vision a reality we need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus we need to change some of what we do and how we do it. So, we’re embarking on a significant period of change - change that will see us become an outcomes-focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.
If you share our passion, then we need to hear from you. Closing date for applications is Sunday 19 July 2020 - During the COVID-19 restrictions, our interviews will be by telephone and/or video call. The successful applicant will be fully supported to work from home for an initial period where restrictions on non-essential travel are in place.


In support of our approach to flexible working we are happy to receive applications from those seeking full time employment, as well as those who may want to share the role on a part time basis. Also we are not rigid in terms of work location but there would be a requirement to be present in York at least once a week.

When making your application, please state whether you want to be considered for either full or part time work and, if part time, the number of hours per week you would be looking for, and please be clear about your location of work.


Our commitment to diversity:
We are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. Black Asian minority ethnic groups and those with a declared disability are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. We shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.

At JRF/JRHT we are inclusive and are committed to giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We are also committed to making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.