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Scrum Master

Norfolk St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2JE, UK Req #233
18 May 2022
Title: Scrum Master
Department: Business Change & Delivery
Location:  Sheffield
Full time, permanent 
Salary: £55,000 to £65,000

Tes is an international provider of software-enabled services passionate about using technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. All products and services are built with teachers and schools needs at the core, ensuring they are innovative, trusted education solutions. 

Role Overview: 
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Scrum Master to joining our Agile Delivery team. Our Scrum Masters facilitate and lead the Agile Teams to deliver working software according to the Product Owner’s vision. This will be in line with the technical and business strategy of the company. 

Key Responsibilities: 
  • Work within a product development team with product and business owners to ensure that new products or services are delivered to the appropriate levels of quality within the agreed sprint cycles
  • Lead self-organising onshore and offshore Agile development teams
  • Ensure that the appropriate Agile metrics and artefacts are produced and communicated to enable the team and product owner to make informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively with all product stakeholders, ensuring the right information is recorded, reported and distributed in the correct format, to the right people and in good time
  • Collate and present product, productivity and quality feedback to the team and other stakeholders
  • Understand the abilities and priorities within the Scrum team, and encourage and facilitate objectives and improvement around these
  • Create a high performing team; resolve internal and external conflicts and establish an atmosphere of continuous improvement
  • Identify the root causes of any delivery issues and work with the team to introduce corrective actions; remove all product delivery obstructions; Mercilessly blast through product obstructions — with a smile
  • Assist with gathering and clarifying product and project requirements as required

What will you need to succeed? 
  • Be a Scrum Master who truly believes in the principles of Agile and not just the processes
  • Certified Scrum Master accreditation via a recognised industry source with demonstrable industry experience
  • Have a passion for software development and a good understanding of iterative and incremental software development. Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team.
  • Exposure to Atlassian tools desirable. Understand the value of agile artefacts and metrics (backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, and task definition)
  • First class facilitation and motivational skills to enable the team to effectively plan each sprint and achieve constructive retrospectives that lead to improved team performance
  • Able to relate to both business and technology people

What do you get in return? 
  • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 
  • 5% pension after probation
  • Hybrid working, 2+ days in the office 
  • State of the art city centre offices 
  • Access to a range of benefits via My Benefits World 
  • Discounted city centre parking  
  • Free eye care cover 
  • Health care cash plan
  • Life Assurance 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • EAP (Employee assistance programme) 
  • Monthly Tes Socials 
  • Access to an extensive Learning and Development menu 

Who are Tes? 

Tes has been supporting the education sector for over a century, growing and changing alongside the evolution of education. Today, Tes is focused on providing digital solutions to support school leaders and teachers with wellbeing, continuous professional development, safeguarding, SEND provision, flexibility through timetabling, and pupil behaviour management. 

Our Vision is to power schools and enable great teaching worldwide, by creating intelligent online products and services to make the greatest difference in education. 

Tes has over 13m teachers in its online community and working relationships with 25,000 schools in over 100 countries. Tes helps schools find the teachers they need via a range of recruitment solutions; brings new teachers into the profession through initial teacher training; provides teachers with continuous professional development and world class safeguarding training. It also offers a range of expert tools for the classroom from timetabling, SEND provision, and behaviour management solutions to dynamic staff surveying and wellbeing tools. Tes brings educators together online so they can share expertise and teaching resources and it provides them with vital information, research and analysis about education via its fully digital Tes Magazine. 

Tes is a global company employing over 600 people and operating across 10 offices, including in London, Sheffield, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Dubai. 

We are proud of our people centric culture where everyone is driven to achieve the same goal. We are an agile organization striving for continuous improvement. We invest in our people with extensive learning and development opportunities and support our colleagues with various mentoring and career enhancement programmes. 

Tes Global will ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or on the basis of disability.  We invite applicants to contact us directly to identify any additional support required. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate £55,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate £65,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Norfolk St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2JE, UK