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REQ ID: 97759
JOB TITLE: Senior Learning Specialist / Scrum Master
SALARY: £42-£50k
POSTING END DATE: 05/10/2022
LOCATION: Coventry
 
Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.


The Opportunity


This role sits in the Learning Academy and operates in an Agile methodology and mindset to build new learning systems, process and solutions for technical capability growth of the business. The role is split fairly evenly between duties as “Scrum Master” and “Senior Learning Developer”. 
As “Scrum Master” you will help mobilise agile “squads” using recognised Agile “Ceremonies”. Creating a drumbeat typically based around sprints of a fortnight duration. You will review and refine the Product and Sprint backlog. Resolve obstacles and align with other squads where necessary. Maintaining an eye on “Value Assessment” during solution creation, and facilitate retrospectives with the squad to identify opportunities for performance improvement.
Our teams have adopted Agile principles to the development of solutions over the last 12 months and we have now built multiple squads supporting a range of disciplines from across the business.  

The role holder will need a good awareness of learning and development approaches, coupled with a good working knowledge of the tools, technologies and services which are available. They will need to have a good working knowledge of Agile and be able to demonstrate the core elements to be an effective Scrum Master. The successful candidate will have access to Jaguar Landrover Scrum Master training.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

 

  • Delivery of learning solutions using appropriate agile methodologies, learning & iterating frequently
  • Focusses on the value to be created.
  • Supporting and coaching squad and wider teams to success in delivering their work identifying and removing blockages.
  • Support robust scope definition and prioritisation of work packages working with the “Transformation Pillar Liaison team” and the capability ‘Squads’ / (Scrum Teams), to support effective task deployment across the squads
  • Checks, challenges and delivers against task elements and definition of done requirements - Facilitates story refinement and assesses risk.
  • Encourages self-organisation, testing of new ideas, and reflection to support continuous improvement.
  • Tracks progress and supports planning and delivery of key milestones / deliverables.
  • Encourages collaboration with relevant stakeholders and wider learning academy team members.
  • Supports time / effort estimation and understands squad velocity.
  • Support wider team in building and maintaining product roadmaps and backlogs.
  • Work with other stakeholders to gather relevant data and help schedule Subject Matter Expertise support to capability ‘Squads’ sprint activities to truly leverage existing knowledge, case studies and business application through close partnership and collaboration
  • Support the effective piloting of major technical skills solutions to ensure readiness for volume delivery and that delivery teams have all the necessary information to execute consistently and effectively.
  • Maintain awareness of external trends and practices which influence future needs and demands on the technical learning teams.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience
 Essential:

 

  • Experience of working in an Agile team, and operation of Agile Ceremonies.
  • Operational experience of delivering complex projects – able to construct an effective breakdown of work, writing concise requirements, assess risks and deliver results.
  • Ability to manage and assess priorities.
  • Embraces the contribution of each squad member.
  • Strong, engaging and inclusive oral and written communication.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds, and present content in a meaningful, clear, and concise manner.
  • Able to quickly build effective working relationships with others – eg Technical Specialist supporting specific sprint activities.
  • Demonstrates a professional outlook and complementary behaviours.
  • Confident using and manipulating data in order to assess and make improvements.

 

Desirable: 

 

  • Experience of a range of Agile frameworks (Scrum / Kanban / SAFE)
  • Experience of developing learning / educational solutions and elements create an outstanding learner experience.
  • Experience of using JIRA / Confluence
  • Experience of operating with Cross Functional Teams
  • Experience of coaching or developing own / others teams.
  • Previous experience as a Scrum Master using a recognised framework.
  • Project management experience.
  • A degree or equivalent experience, ideally within a technical or capability related discipline.
  • A good understanding of the third-party providers who can provide learning, their methods of working and typical cost profile.
  • Experience of developing statements of work to support selection of external providers.
     

SO WHY US?

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

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