Agile Coach

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Life moves pretty fast at William Hill – we drive constant improvement in Agile Delivery capability across the business through exceptional understanding and application of Agile and DevOps product development tools, culture & techniques.


Your role in the team


Based in Leeds, as an Agile Coach, you’ll work alongside delivery and leadership teams, supporting Delivery Leads in continuously improving team capability and Product Owners/Delivery Teams in providing competitive products.


You’ll help to enable a culture of continuous improvement with the common goal to deliver valuable technology solutions rapidly, introducing innovations and challenging the status quo. You’ll teach, coach and facilitate effective Agile techniques, ceremonies and governance, with a focus on supporting the DevOps journey, to improve performance using DORA metrics.


You’ll identify organisational impediments and contribute to coordination and resolution across businesses. You'll be a problem solver who doesn't see barriers but challenges to overcome and solve.


You’ll support and coach colleagues in pursuit of Disciplined Agile (DA) qualifications and will drive demand for Agile knowledge using our Learning Management System, ensuring communities are guided and supported.


Skills needed


  • Successful delivery experience (e.g. Scrum master, Delivery Lead, Technical Lead, Lead Architect, Test Lead, Release Train Lead or similar)
  • CSM or similar Agile qualifications
  • It would be desirable to have a coaching qualification and/or CDAC/CDAI (Certified Disciplined Agile Coach/Instructor), but this is not essential. However, we would need you to have a strong background in coaching.
  • Knowledge of the Accelerate (Learning Pool) Learning Management System would be a benefit
  • Agile/scaled frameworks experience (e.g. SAFe, LeSS, Nexus, DAD)
  • Technical skills - Jira, servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, continual improvement, empowerment, increasing transparency, ceremonies, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing
  • Passion for coaching people through their journey of continuous improvement


We are passionate about people and driving continuous improvement across the business. We welcome likeminded people who have a passion for coaching and problem solving to apply to our team.

What We Offer


We take the safety and wellbeing of our employees seriously, especially at this challenging time. We have put in place robust Covid19 measures and are supporting our new employees with a smooth remote onboarding and training programme to make you feel welcome and part of our team.


We will soon be able to welcome our teams back to the office, however, we want to offer a balanced approach to office and home working - now and for the long-term future. We know that not everyone is the same, many people have embraced home working, whilst others can’t wait to get back. Therefore, we are offering our employees the opportunity to work from home up to 80% of the time with 20% of office time built in to ensure we get some face to face collaborative team time -  and the chance for a coffee and a catch up!

We’ll welcome you on-board with 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), a rewarding bonus scheme, healthcare, an attractive pension package, healthy gym discounts and a staff benefits scheme. Plus, our season ticket loan and handy Metro Card loan will save you money getting to work and getting around town. And if you see the journey to work as part of your fitness regime, you’ll just love our Cycle to Work scheme.



William Hill in Leeds


Right in the middle of the creative heart of the UK sit both of our Leeds offices. Leeds itself is a buzzy, busy place to work and live. A hub for tech, digital and gaming companies – there’s also five universities right on our doorstep. And away from work, we’re in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and of course have got a competitive sports scene with Leeds United and Yorkshire Cricket and Rugby just up the road in Headingly.


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