Delivery Lead/Scrum Master

 Published 13 days ago
 United Kingdom
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Are you ready to play a key role in propelling organisations on their data driven journey?

Sword builds foundations across platforms, data, and applications and our people have a shared passion for technology and solving complex business challenges for our customers.

Our core values and culture are based on caring about our people, investing in training and career development and building inclusive teams where we are all encouraged to contribute to achieve success.  Our people and culture are our highest priority in all we do. Measurable feedback is captured annually to ensure we continue to improve and develop our offering.

If these values are important to you, and you are looking to take the next step in your career with an established and growing company, we’re delighted to share a newly created opportunity to join the Sword team in the role of Delivery Lead/Scrum Master.

Location Remote, Scotland.


At Sword, we are proud of cultivating a respectful workplace that values the contribution of all our people, whatever their background or stage in their career.  We welcome your application should you hold the right core experience, knowledge and your application sufficiently outlines your relevant skills or transferrable skills in this area.  If you believe you're qualified, but don't "check all the boxes", please still submit an application and we will explore your experience further.

Here are the key skills and experience relevant to this role:

Key to the role is to identify project risks and issues, assessing and recognising criticalities and contingencies. The Delivery Lead will need to be focused on targets and requirements, with an ability to be adaptable to meet changing business environments.

- Reports on progress to the relevant Lead Project Manager or Programme Manager.

- End to end Proactive delivery of Critical Infrastructure IT Projects and associated Governance, including finances, Project reports and RAID logs.

- Creation and leadership of project team to drive project outcomes.

- Management of stakeholders, and leading all business change communications.

- Reporting on value outcomes and risk outcomes.

- Creation and leadership of project team to drive project outcomes.

- Management of stakeholders, and leading all business change communications.

- Reporting on value outcomes and risk outcomes.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • Excellent communication and Stakeholder management skills (written and verbal).
  • In-depth understanding of IT products, services and systems, managing multiple projects in parallel. Must be able to link project to strategic outcomes.
  • 3rd party management
  • Experience of working as part of a larger programme of work.
  • Experience of working with Azure DevOps– EPICs, features, Sprints, backlogs etc.
  • Scrum master
  • Experience of delivering upgrades to systems and applications both on premise and in the cloud.
  • Experience of delivering functional business change again using an agile methodology
  • Ideally previous experience of working within utilities industry.


Our people are supported and encouraged to develop their career with Sword through their own personal learning and development plan, alongside a competitive salary, pension, private health, wellbeing and insurance schemes, a flexible approach to working, and employee assistance programme.

Sword is committed to maintaining a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All applicants receive equal consideration for employment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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