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Jisc is looking for a Scrum Master to join our team on a Hybrid basis- office based with full flexibility to work from home or at any of our main hubs (London, Bristol, Manchester and Harwell). In return, you will receive a competitive salary up to £50,000 (depending on experience).
Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We believe education and research improves lives, and technology improves education and research.
Our vision is for the UK to be a world leader in technology for education and research and our mission is to power and empower our members with the technology and data they need to succeed. We know that digital technology has the ability to transform the student experience. We have the experience, expertise and know-how to drive that transformation.
The Scrum Master role:
Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. The Software Development Group (SDG) in Jisc works closely with the different product families in Jisc to create products that meet their vision and the users’ requirements.
This is a great opportunity for a talented and experienced Scrum Master to join SDG, and help deliver software that our members value. As a key player in our Agile delivery process, you'll play a critical role in driving the adoption and success of Agile methodologies and coaching our development teams to success.
We’re looking for an experienced Scrum Master, with a background supporting software development teams to join us. The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and delivery processes, as well as a proven track record of building self-sufficient, autonomous teams. You will be responsible for leading and facilitating agile ceremonies, coaching and mentoring team members, and ensuring the successful implementation of scrum and agile methodologies across SDG.
Responsibilities as our Scrum Master?
Lead and facilitate agile ceremonies, including sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, and retrospectives
Working with development teams, facilitating the delivery of quality software using simple Agile processes
Collaborate with other Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and stakeholders to share best practice and ensure consistency in the application of agile methodologies across the organisation
Act as a servant leader, working with the Product Owner help them to manage their vision and requirements in an agile manner
Foster a culture of continuous improvement by facilitating feedback sessions and promoting open communication among team members
What we’re looking for in our Scrum Master:
Strong understanding of Agile methodologies, including experience leading and facilitating agile ceremonies
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and coaching skills
Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and leadership
Ability to drive change and promote a culture of continuous improvement
What can we offer you as our Scrum Master?
Flexible work pattern, which can adapt to suit your schedules and personal commitments
28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and an additional three closure days over Christmas
A generous pension scheme with above average employer contributions
A range of leave options, including parental leave, volunteer leave and even career breaks
A generous budget to attend conferences and in-person training
Allocated allowance of up to £250 to equip your home office
A company culture which supports and promotes personal learning and development, including access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning
Mental health first aid trained staff and supportive environment, plus your own Wellbeing allowance to spend on wellbeing for you
Financial well-being support
Discounts on big-name high-street stores
Cycle to work scheme
Employee recognition awards and travel loans
If you have the skills and experience, we require for this role and are looking for a new challenge then please click ‘apply’ today to be forwarded to our on-line recruitment portal and become our new Scrum Master.
Thank you for your interest in Jisc