Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Location:
Guernsey, Haywards Heath or Salford Quays
Salary:
£28,000 - £49,000 - depending on experience
Department:
Technology & Data
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Fancy a new career in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace? If so, this could be your lucky day! We’re looking for a Scrum Master to join our Technology team in Salford Quays, Manchester, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, or our offices in Guernsey. 
 
With a self-motivated and proactive approach, you’ll love getting involved and making a difference! Your role will entail managing the administration and planning of the development, QA and supporting teams to facilitate the timely delivery of technical change into the business.
 
Job responsibilities
 
  • Guiding the team and organisation on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to service our customers to a high expectation.
  • Ensuring that processes and practises are followed to manage estimates and priorities of the product backlog items and tasks.
  • Supporting the Product Owner and Development Manager, particularly with respect to maintaining the product backlog.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and communicating information to the management team as appropriate.
  • Building a trusting environment where problems can be raised with the emphasis on resolution and root cause determination.
 
Skills, knowledge & experience
 
  • A good grounding of Agile principles
  • Experience facilitating the Scrum Master role for a development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Good skills and knowledge of leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing etc.
  • Knowledge of a service-based approach to technology, including component, service oriented and event driven architectures
  • Experience of Angular platform and Kanban tool
  • An organised and pro-active approach
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • A flexible approach and positive attitude
 
What can we do for you? 
 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
 
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
     
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.
 
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!
 
Want to know what it’s really like to work at First Central? Take a look at our Glassdoor reviews.
 
 
 

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Flexible working

We support colleagues who wish to work flexibly whilst meeting the needs of the business.

YOUday

We give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day.

Holiday Extra

Not only do you get a generous holiday entitlement, you can also buy additional leave.

Volunteering

Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

Season ticket loan

We provide interest-free loans to cover the cost of season tickets for rail, bus or car parking.