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Job Details

Job ID
Job Title
Scrum Master
Position Type
Business Brand
Home Credit
HO IT Solutions Delivery
Up to £45,000 +Car Allowance +Pension
About Us
About Us

Established in 1880, PFG is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. We are a FTSE 250 company that provide a portfolio of credit products designed to meet the particular needs of those who are not well serviced by mainstream lenders. The Provident Financial Group is made up of Provident Home Credit, Satsuma Loans, Vanquis Bank, Cheque Exchange and Moneybarn.
About the Role
About the Role

In this role you will work directly with technical delivery teams to drive a culture of continuous improvement in how they deliver consistently and regularly with shippable products released on a regular basis. The Scrum Master acts as the facilitator for the agile development team and supports them in organising themselves in a way that enables them to make changes quickly, in accordance with agile principles.

Key Responsibilities
  • It is the duty of the Scrum Master to use their agile delivery skills to mentor and coach the delivery teams and squad members to define and achieve sprint goals/objectives
  • Their focus is on continuously improving the development lifecycle and ultimately, being a key support for the management teams to ensure they continue to evolve their agile delivery capability
  • An agent of change across a number of technical delivery squads.
  • Lead in the driving of collaboration within delivery squads to foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Responsible for the facilitation of all agile ceremonies '“ daily scrum / stand-up, sprint planning, retrospective and sprint review
  • Coach in agile practices and ideas/concepts for continual improvement
  • Accountable for forecasting of deliverables across delivery sprint cycles
  • Lead in the estimation and planning of technical deliverables across sprint iterations
  • Responsible for the correct use and application of the Scrum framework
  • Support the building of capability within the squads by supporting and coaching through effective performance management practices
  • Work closely with Product Owners to ensure product backlogs are in shape to deliver features into sprint backlogs
Skills and Experience
About You

We would like you to have skills and experience in some of the following:
  • Previous experience within an agile delivery team or similar environments
  • Ability to influence and challenge constructively, particularly at Head of Function level
  • Knowledge of Scrum methodology and agile frameworks
  • Coaching and mentoring of technical delivery teams
  • Agile techniques – User Stories, Continuous Integration, BDD/TDD, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • Servant leadership working with delivery squads to drive a continual improvement mentality
  • Metrics in sprint delivery – burndown / burnup, incremental delivery, story points, cumulative flow
  • Understand the requirements of an FCA regulated business and/ or Financial Services exposure
  • A Degree in an IT related subject or equivalent
  • Development and/or testing experience

  • CSM Certification
  • Prince2
  • DSDM (or agile related project management technique)
The Benefits

The satisfaction of working for a successful and ethical business who are here to help people is a big benefit of joining us, but it is not the only one. We will invest in your development, giving you the support and training to become better and better at your job. We take the work/life balance seriously, with plenty of flexible working options. Working in a bright and refreshingly relaxed environment, you will find your opinions are valued and listened to.

On top of all this, we will give you a package including:
  • 25 days annual leave increasing with service.
  • Car Allowance
  • Up to 10% annual profit bonus.
  • Pension (with employer contributions up to 10.6%)
  • Private Health Insurance (when in PFG Pension Scheme)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Onsite Gym - Provident have partnered with Nuffield Health. Weekly classes are held throughout the day and pre 09:00 and post 17:00, you can attend anything from Spinning to Pilates to Boxercise.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Provident is one of a select group of forward thinking organisations that have signed up for the National Equality Standard NES. The NES provides a cultural assessment through the lens of diversity. It looks across all 9 protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 to ensure true inclusion in the workplace. The NES adopts a pragmatic & holistic approach to EDI and achieving it will enable Provident to showcase our business as leaders in this field.