• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £80,000 - £90,000
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Role Type: Full-time or Part-time
  • Job Ref: 517585

Head of Delivery

Reed.co.uk have a fantastic opportunity to join our team as a Head of delivery on a 12 month maternity cover. 

This Head of Delivery position is being offered on a 12 month FTC to cover maternity leave and is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our organisation leading a team of highly successful Senior Delivery managers, to ensure all work associated with the highest priority strategic initiatives is completed to the highest quality.


  • Drive exceptional levels of Programme Management and implementation of robust Programme Delivery Framework.

  • Ensure that ROI is visible, understood and accepted, across Senior Leadership for any associated Delivery led work.  

  • Influence and evolve organisational change for the delivery of strategic goals.

  • Drive the strategic governance framework and support with management of the Business Portfolio. 

  • Maintain and positively contribute to credibility and trusted delivery across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Delivery Managers in providing direction and leadership to cross-disciplined teams for exceptional delivery of Programmes & projects. 

  • Monitor & support Delivery Managers accountable for achieving current objectives and reset as part of 6 monthly talent reviews. 

  • Oversee management of Business Portfolio RAIDD and work with leadership team to ensure business focus on resolving key items promptly. 

  • Ensure Delivery Managers are working with the Product Leads to set the vision and respective objectives and key results for the projects whilst defining how success will be measured.

  • Ensure Delivery Managers are liaising with Product leads to ensure programmes items are included in quarterly team roadmaps, in line with business strategy. 

  • Ensure clear management, control and governance of all third party technical suppliers associated with Programmes of work.

Skills and Experience

  • Results driven, able to problem solve and make things happen quickly whilst influencing and motivating others.

  • Inquisitive and tenacious in nature with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Exemplary communication skills both written and verbal. 

  • Organised, diligent and highly productive professional. 

  • Qualified Agile PM & Prince 2 practitioner. 

  • 5+ years experience of managing senior software development project / programme / delivery managers. 

  • Proven end-to-end delivery of web and mobile products / applications.

  • Experience of overseeing projects / programmes using Agile development frameworks including Scrum & Kanban

  • Deep understanding of the full product development life cycle.  

  • Highly experienced in managing off-shore development teams, 3rd party suppliers and dealing with all associated commercials (no legal qualification required)


  • Flexible working as standard (including remote working options and flexible working hours)

  • 10% weekly personal development time 

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Flexible holiday scheme (buy, sell and carry over your holiday) 

  • Paid time off to move home 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Enhanced family leave benefits

  • Insurance benefits including life assurance

  • Discount scheme including gyms and popular retailers 

  • Range of wellbeing and mental health support avenues

  • Newly refurbished office in an amazing location, with countless bars, restaurants and theatres right on the doorstep

  • These are just some of the great benefits we offer everyone working at Reed.co.uk!


At Reed.co.uk, we’re a team of people who are passionate about creating an inclusive culture. We want Reed.co.uk to be a place where everyone feels they truly belong, and we want to work with people who place the same level of importance on this as we do.

As an equal opportunities employer, a Disability Confident Employer, and proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and Care Leavers Covenant, everyone is welcome to apply to work for us. We offer guaranteed interviews for disabled, ex-services personnel and care leaver applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

If you want to speak to someone confidentially about any additional support required, to help you be the best you can be during our recruitment process, then talk to us, we will be happy to help.

Please note: All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with our vetting requirements.

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