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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
30th of June 2022
£60,000 - £65,000
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Delivery Manager – 12 month fixed term contract 

Hodge are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and specialist residential mortgage  markets.  Working at Hodge is about making a difference. That starts with our purpose: we make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter. 

For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA, as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation. 

The thing that sets us up to succeed with that mission is our people. We are so proud to have exceptional colleagues at Hodge, and we look to develop and invest in our people through their careers. Hodge is at its best when we enable our people to be their best! 

We have achieved significant growth over the last few years and have ambitious plans to expand further. 

We are looking for a  Delivery Manager to work with our internal teams and an offshore third party delivery partner to lead a major programme of work.  An integral role in change, you will report the Head of Change. 

With demonstrable experience in technical delivery, you will lead multiple workstreams to deliver a current, component based platform with external facing mobile and web applications.  You will create and maintain the overall plan, ensuring all goals and deliveries are met to time and quality. 

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Lead team planning with in-house teams to manage backlog and schedule work into a programme plan, with a focus on feature releases that deliver business benefit.  
  • Liaise with third-party suppliers to supply and plan work in line with their agreed processes. 
  • Liaise with third party suppliers to ensure work is delivered according to plan 
  • Ensure stories are elaborated in enough detail to inform sprint planning.  
  • Undertake sprint planning to refine and estimate stories with in-house delivery teams, and plan the work for each sprint, balancing team workload and capacity 
  • Lead daily stand-ups to manage, co-ordinate and track delivery. 
  • Identify blockers and take action to resolve them – either within the team, or by escalating to line manager.  

What we need from you: 

  • Extensive Programme and Project Management experience, ideally in a financial services organisation 
  • Technical Project Delivery experience 
  • You are passionate about collaborative working and the continuous software delivery environment 
  • Experience in developing strong stakeholder relationships, particularly with Product Owners and Senior Leaders 

In return we offer: 

  • Competitive Salary of £60-65k per annum 
  • Based in Cardiff City Centre operating in a highly flexible Hybrid workspace. 
  • 28 days Holiday with the option to buy more. 
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance  
  • Extensive learning and development programme 
  • Generous, personalised benefits package 
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options 

Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements. 

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation. 

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.