Agile Coach

Agile Coach (Remote based) – 3 months Initial Contract (1-2 days per week)

An Agile coach is required to work for a leading trust within the NHS, to support the establishment of their agile strategy and processes; and enable the transition.

The Agile Coach would be working on a part time basis, providing coaching 1-2 days per week for an initial 3 months, with the flexibility to work additional days when required. As such, this would be a perfect opportunity for anyone who has a portfolio of clients they service, or has flexibility on their current commitments.

With the NHS under immense pressure due to the current pandemic, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a division that makes a real difference to how the NHS operates.

The Agile Coach will:

  • Review and understand the current status of the trust as a transformation programme and its constituent work streams: Video Consultation; Telehealth; Telecare
  • Act as strategic advisor on agile strategy and scaling agility for the organisation which will coordinate national projects and programmes involving a range of stakeholders.
  • Provide practical support to guide the set-up of agile tools and processes including the use of Azure DevOps.
  • Advise on the approach to scaling agile frameworks and encouraging any required change of mind-set to facilitate the change of working – from waterfall to agile.
  • Support the establishment of a strategy to spin up new teams as programmes scale; put structures in place to assure their success
  • Sharing of best practices to achieve goals.
  • Ensure team competency to implement effective governance, escalation and reporting arrangements whilst minimising bureaucracy and maintaining the agile ethos.

Experience

  • Experience of working with multiple lean and Agile frameworks and scaled Agile frameworks.
  • Extensive experience of working in Agile environments.
  • Mentoring and coaching skills & experience, online and F2F
  • Strong stakeholder management – Goal Orientated
  • Ability to orchestrate multiple teams and establish governance.
  • Prior experience of working with Azure DevOps Boards as this is our preferred method of sharing work information.

If you hold one of the below qualifications/accreditations this would be an advantage

  • AgilePM® / SAFe® Scrum Master
  • ICAgile Coaching Agile Transitions certification
  • ICAgile Agile Coaching and/or Team Facilitation certification
  • ScrumAlliance® Certified Enterprise Coach

To discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please APPLY NOW for a no obligation chat with your VIQU Consultant. Additionally, you can contact Nicholas Hopkins, by exploring the VIQU IT Recruitment website.

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