Location
Various Locations
Advertising Salary
£78,751 - £99,750 (London up to £114,713) + benefits
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Delivery Management
Level:
Principal Consultant

About The Role

Hippo Digital is recruiting for Principal Delivery Managers to join our growing consultancy. Delivery Managers act as the engagement lead or site delivery lead for various projects as well as supporting new business activity. You'll also lead collaboration across multi-disciplined teams and provide a high level of support for clients and colleagues within Hippo

As a Principal Consultant, specialising in Deliveryyou’ll already be an expert in your field. You’ll also be a leader of people and teams and advocate for user-centred design approaches. Hippo will provide exciting opportunities to share your expertise with, and influence, clients and team members, and to develop as a leader.

Your role in a nutshell:

  • Coach and lead teams in many different agile methods and practices
  • Create, design and implement effective agile ways of working across multiple teams in complex agile programmes of work
  • Build strong and trusted relationships with members of the team based upon leading by example, they show a respect for individual differences and recognise the contribution of individuals to team performance.
  • Strong influencing skills in a range of complex situations adapting style, leading others to see alternative perspectives they would not have seen on their own, to achieve specific outcomes 
  • Propose and deliver strategic, cultural and innovative change across organisations 
  • Plan & deliver at a programme level from strategy & goals through to teams and execution
  • Provide confidence of delivery plan, of risks & blockers to senior leaders (Is this programme on track?)
  • Identify and deal with potential risks upstream and downstream of the current cycle
  • Demonstrate the ability to build and nurture positive relationships with client contacts and stakeholders, and be considered by clients as a loyal trusted advisor. 
  • Ensure communities of practice are represented and function at a strategic level, and you provide advice to communities so that they are best able to contribute to Hippo business.
  • Define the recruitment processes for delivery managers, advise on suitability of candidates and lead recruitment interviews

Skills and experience that you need

People are at the centre of everything we do. We’re a diverse and close-knit community united by a love for solving complex problems for our clients and their users. We take a common sense approach to getting things done. We get things wrong, we learn from experience and we adapt. We stay curious and never stop learning.

We don’t need you to have any certificates or qualifications, but we do need to be confident that you can demonstrate experience in:

  • Delivering complex digital projects
  • Agile project management and working practices (SCRUM/Lean/DSDM/APMG)
  • Leading multiple teams of various configurations and sizes in the delivery of complex programmes, from a fully resourced consultancy team to running hybrid consultancy/client teams
  • Collaboration and project management tools
  • Understanding of user centred design principles and practices
  • Line management of colleagues in the delivery management profession 
  • Coaching of senior leaders

What makes us great

As well as a competitive salary which we’re transparent about from the outset, you can also expect a range of benefits:
  • Contributory pension scheme (Hippo 6% with employee contributions of 2%)
  • 25 days holiday plus UK public holidays
  • Perkbox access for a wide range of discounts
  • Critical illness cover
  • Life assurance and death in service cover
  • Volunteer days
  • Cycle-to-work scheme for the avid cyclists
  • Salary sacrifice electric vehicles scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Financial and general wellbeing sessions
  • Flexible benefits scheme with options of:
    • private health cover
    • private dental cover
    • additional company pension contributions
    • additional holidays (up to an extra 2 days)
    • wellbeing contribution
    • charity contributions
    • tree planting

Hi, we’re Hippo Digital.

At Hippo Digital, we design with empathy and build for impact. We do this by combining data-informed evidence, human-centred design and software engineering.  We're a digital services partner who is genuinely invested in helping our clients thrive as modern organisations. Our delivery methodology is truly agile, from concept to reality, supporting innovation and continuous improvement to achieve your desired outcomes.

We firmly believe that technology should serve humanity, not the other way around. We take a human-centred approach to everything we do because we understand that complex problems require a service design approach. This means understanding how users behave and ensuring our solutions work for them in the real world. 

Our combination of data, design, and engineering delivers bespoke digital services that make a positive and meaningful impact on organisations and society. We're confident in our abilities, authentic in our approach, and passionate about what we do. If you're looking for a digital services partner that can deliver real results, let us help you build for the future and make a lasting impact.

Hippo locations

We are headquartered in Leeds and located across the UK in Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Bristol. We're on the lookout for top talent nationwide, so don't let location hold you back from applying. We welcome candidates from all over the UK who possess the flexibility to work from any of our locations. Plus, we offer a generous relocation support package of up to £8k to help make your move a smooth one. It's worth noting that, given the dynamic nature of our business, you may be required to work on-site at client locations or from your own home.

Diversity and Inclusion at Hippo Digital: A commitment to lasting change

At Hippo Digital, we're wholeheartedly dedicated to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion. For us, it's not about checking off boxes but about making a true, lasting difference. Having a diverse team unlocks our capacity for innovation, creativity and problem-solving while fostering an inclusive environment that benefits everyone. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and join us on this important journey.

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