Centre of Excellence Delivery Lead

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Shaping our business for the future.


A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join an innovative technology hub here at William Hill as the Centre of Excellence (CoE) Delivery Lead.  You’ll be responsible for defining, creating and leading the CoE for Delivery, as well as coordinating with a virtual team of Agile Coaches who work closely with all parts of our business. 


About us

Our people are at the heart of everything we do and we offer a fast-paced environment where we have fun, celebrate success and give you all the tools you’ll need to be your best self. It’s not just our colleagues we look after – we’ve got a responsibility to our customers too and we work hard on our ambition that nobody is harmed by gambling.


Your role in the team


Reporting into the Head of Portfolio and Continuous Improvement, you'll provide leadership and direction to the building of delivery capability at William Hill.  You'll work with our Agile Coaches and Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer communities to share successes, learning and ensure a consistent and joined up approach to building capability across all areas of William Hill. 


This is an excellent opportunity for a proven expert in Disciplined Agile practices to shape the strategic direction of our Centre of Excellence and to lead the coaching and mentoring of our senior people up to executive level.  You'll guide our Agile Coaches, lead the development of guidance in Disciplined Agile and validate it in practice with Coaches, Team Leaders and Scrum Masters.


With a strong technical background and comprehensive knowledge and passion for DA, you'll continually assess the implementation of different portfolios and divisions, always looking for how to improve and develop our business. You'll take a broad view of the business and always look to ensure the most effective methodologies are used to get great results.


Your role as CoE will be to build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships across all areas to influence and support the delivery of Disciplined Agile as well as providing support for other William Hill Communities of Practice.


Skills needed


Our ideal candidate will be highly technical with a real depth of knowledge and experience in agile delivery, in particular Disciplined Agile. You'll be a certified Disciplined Agile Coach and have a track record of coaching agile into large enterprises. You'll be able to demonstrate when you have built professional capability in other organisations and identified opportunities for development of both yourself and others.


You'll be instrumental in the success of our CoE and so your ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with colleagues right across our business will be key. You'll do this using your exemplary communication skills, you'll be highly influential and able to positively engage and guide your stakeholders.


As a results driven leader, you'll be used to taking an autonomous approach, comfortable with high levels of responsibility and be strategic thinker. You'll be confident making decisions for our business and our customers, always looking to make things better and willing to embrace change and reprioritise on an ongoing basis to get the right results.


This role can be based in Leeds or London and you will be expected to travel throughout the UK and abroad on a regular basis to work with your colleagues and stakeholders.


If you're excited about the opportunity to play such an important role in the development and success of William Hill and are passionate about sharing your expertise and experience, we'd love to hear from you.



What we offer

We’ll welcome you on-board with a generous car allowance (or company car), 25 days holiday (not to mention 8 bank holidays and an extra day for your birthday), healthcare (or a cash alternative), an attractive pension package, income protection and life assurance. As an added incentive, we offer a rewarding bonus scheme too. And if you’re a fan of saving money and keeping fit, our handy Metro Card loan and healthy gym discounts will be well received.


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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