Senior Technical Delivery Lead at Dept of Health and Social Care, Remote, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Apr 22, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Are you an experienced senior technical delivery lead looking for a new contract opportunity and ready to hit the ground running? Are you experienced leading and shaping a multi-disciplinary team of civil servants, contractors and third-party providers to deliver changes against a Product roadmap? If so PSR would like to speak to you!

Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you’ve never met and solve problems you didn’t even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we’re here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of public sector roles.

As a Senior Technical Delivery Lead, your main responsibilities would be: 

  • To work hand-in-hand with the Product Director being accountable for the technical delivery of the NHS Covid-19 App (development, test, security, support, delivery and PMO)
  • To lead, inspire and shape a multi-disciplinary team of civil servants, contractors and third-party providers to deliver changes against the Product roadmap.
  • To work alongside Product, Policy and other programme leads to ensure that delivery is aligned to future plans within Test and Trace / UKHSA and wider reform.
  • To manage and work with the Delivery Leads and Release Managers to ensure development teams have a clear delivery plan / schedule and manage any dependencies, risks and issues.
  • To liaise with and effectively communicate with key business and technology stakeholders at Director / C-level.
  • To oversee the development of software and infrastructure delivery, ensuring that all teams follow technical standards and design principles and that releases are managed in a safe, orderly and timely way.
  • To drive a continuous improvement agenda around operational change and continue to transition the team to a BAU operating model.
  • To oversee PMO and run governance bringing together teams across Policy, Probity, Data Science, Analytics, Comms as well as Technical Teams.
  • To work alongside the Commercial and Finance teams to manage budgets, spend and contracts


Essential experience:

  • A strong track record of Digital Transformation in a large organisation.
  • Senior-level experience of managing complex successful software development programmes with a strong understanding of the full delivery lifecycle.
  • Robust decision-making in a complex environment while delivering results at pace.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external business partners including effectively managing third party suppliers.
  • Proven ability to understand business drivers, pressures, and value.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills along with an ability to simplify and communicate complex issues at all levels.
  • Fully conversant with different project methodologies (e.g. Prince 2, Agile) with experience in applying them appropriately in different contexts.
  • Good working knowledge of budget management, business case development and procurement processes.
  • Confident in using standard programme management tools such as Microsoft Project, Excel, Jira, Confluence


Desirable experience:

  • Experience managing teams delivering native apps.
  • Experience working in the Public Sector.
  • Supply chain experience
  • Contract management, contract extension, re-tendering experience
  • Experience of the Government Digital Service (GDS) processes and standards.
  • Knowledge of collaboration tools such as Miro.