G7 Senior Delivery Manager

Discipline: IT

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 21/10/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £54,700 - £68,500 per annum


Are you ready to join a Government department undergoing an exciting and significant Digital Transformation? Cabinet Office are seeking the appointment of a permanent Senior Delivery Manager to help support the ambition to make UK Government digital services the best in the world.

The Senior Delivery Manager role is part of the Technology Pillar which provides, maintains and supports the IT services (infrastructure, telephony, network, WiFi, end-user devices, cloud capability and software) relied upon by the entire Cabinet Office. Their user base includes the Cabinet Office, Crown Commercial Services, Government Property Agency and a number of Ministers.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Technology Delivery team, to lead key infrastructure-related projects to transform our internal services. The Delivery team uses a hybrid of Agile and Waterfall methods to apply the best approach to delivery projects successfully.

As a senior delivery manager, you will be accountable for effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services. You will be expected to have strong communication skills and engage with senior stakeholders. You will manage multiple agile projects, for a specific infrastructure-related product or transformation via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled technical and agile team. You will be expected to coach, mentor and line manage Delivery Managers on the team sharing your knowledge and experience.

You will be core to decisions that build high performing teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking.

The role is similar to a delivery manager role, however, as Senior Delivery Manager you will have more experience across a range of products and services, throughout the entire lifecycle, and have greater responsibility and accountability as the main point of escalation.

Main responsibilities

  • Working closely with Network Operation and Cloud services teams to deliver multiple complex technical projects within agreed timescales, to cost and quality standards.
  • Use your experience and expertise to advocate Agile and lean practices, continuously iterating and challenging the team to adapt their approach to deliver successful outcomes.
  • Work closely with the Head of Delivery and Business Analysts to define project needs to feed into the programme/portfolio roadmap.
  • Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process – prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
  • Develop, guide and coach your delivery manager, direct line reports to support professional development and continuous improvement.
  • Making sure teams and programmes understand their mission, vision and goals, and that these align across the organisation
  • Communicating with stakeholders at all levels including managing senior stakeholder expectations.
  • Identify obstacles and help the team to overcome them
  • Actively address the most complicated risks, issues and dependencies and identify innovative ways to unblock issues.
  • Encouraging the team to be self-organising
  • Actively participating in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.

Skills and experience

It’s essential that you can demonstrate and have proven experience in:

  • in delivering infrastructure-related and/or technology IT enterprise projects and products
  • using a range of Agile and Waterfall tools and techniques to effectively deliver successfully within a given context.
  • ability to balance multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
  • Confidently matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams, working independently and with other teams.
  • effectively managing a diverse range of senior stakeholder expectations
  • utilising well developed people skills to coach, mentor and line manage individuals to help create a motivated and skilled team.
  • creating and maintaining delivery plans including multiple parts of a project lifecycle
  • Strong communication, presentation and facilitation skills, as well as experience of communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience.


  • Agile qualifications

You will be assessed on the following behaviours:

  • Leadership
  • Working Together
  • Making effective decisions
  • Developing self and others
  • Seeing the bigger picture

CV Experience


  • Agile and lean

Process Information

This is a rolling campaign. Sifting of CV’s and interviews will be held weekly. Please submit your CV immediately.

Applicants will be required to provide an up to date CV and supporting statement (up to 1,250 words) detailing how you meet the requirements and behaviours listed above. You will also provide a completed diversity form.

View the full job description here.

To apply, please email cabinetoffice@allenlane.co.uk.

Cabinet Office are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. You can find out more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion and read our equal opportunities statement on our Diversity and Inclusion page.

Security Clearance

Please note that this role requires SC clearance, which would normally require 5 years’ UK residency in the past 5 years. This is not an absolute requirement but supplementary checks may be required where individuals have not lived in the UK for the required period. This may mean that your security clearance (and therefore your appointment) will take longer or, in some cases, not be possible.

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