Overview

Hours:

35 hours per week

Reward:

£50,862 Per Annum

Closing Date:

Tue, 17 Jan 2023

Not just another building society. Not just another job.

We're the fourth biggest building society in the UK and what makes us a bit different is that we're a mutual organisation. We don't have shareholders, we're owned by our members.

Our colleague say Skipton's a great place to work and you could be one of them, bringing with you new ideas on how we can keep customers at the heart of what we do.

Whatever your background, and whatever your goals, we'll help you take the next step towards a better future.

Job Description:

Are you passionate about delivering change and agile ways of working? Do you want to make a difference? Be part of a workplace ranked 3rd in The Sunday Times 100 Best Big Companies to Work For, a dynamic and mindful team where you can proudly be yourself. At Skipton Building Society, we have a number of exciting Change roles available.

If you are ready to take up a vital role shaping some of our exciting projects and epics, how about joining our talented team, where we work together to delight our customers and colleagues. We value diversity of thought, expertise and knowledge. When you join, you'll be a part of a collaborative environment where everyone's voice is valued and new ideas are encouraged.

Areyou;

– An experienced Change professional, passionate about T-shaped skills?
– Able to lead change, be agile in your thinking and approach?
– Able to focus on the customer and colleague with an innovative and open mind?
– Able to facilitate conversations, events, ceremonies and workshops with stakeholders to understand problems clearly in order to find the right solutions?
– Able to thrive in self-organising teams?
– Able to articulate complex technical jargon in a way that makes sense to our non-technical stakeholders?
– Able to collaborate, influence and motivate a wide variety of colleagues?
– Driven to continually learn, reflect and adapt approaches you and the team use to find better, more effective ways of working?

We have some great opportunities available for Change professionals to join our growing change and hub teams.

You’ll need a strong ability to work collaboratively, supporting and championing the growth and development of colleagues, demonstrating high emotional intelligence with strong leadership skills, be a brilliant problem-solver and have an inquisitive appetite to continuously develop and learn. You’ll enjoy working with a variety of people, be able to inspire and motivate and you’ll be self-driven and self-organising.

You’ll be able to flex your skillset to meet business demands, applying the most appropriate approach to enable us to deliver change successfully. You’ll be able to facilitate scrum events, workshops and refinement activities to turn business problems into user stories with clear acceptance criteria.

Ultimately, the business will be relying on you and the team to make sure the solutions we deliver are practical, achievable and of value. Most importantly, you’ll be able to clearly identify how what we are doing adds value and moves us towards our strategic priorities.

What you'll be doing

– Facilitating scrum events and/or refinement sessions
– Contributing towards and creating user stories to ensure a shared understanding across the team
– Operating with agility and with product responsibility
– Provide expert advice and translating technical jargon
– Acting on opportunities to adopt trends and new concepts
– Contributing to course corrections (i.e. retrospective / lessons learned / feedback loops)
– Fostering a fail-fast culture of innovation and professionalism within the team where there is clear ownership and accountability
– Ensuring adherence to agreed principles, guardrails and governance
– Fostering excellent relationships with team members, relevant partners, suppliers & internal / external stakeholders
– Playing an active role in our Communities of Practice to pass on knowledge and build expertise

What you’ll bring

– You’ll have experience as a Change Professional
– Experience of both agile and more traditional delivery mechanisms (e.g. waterfall)
– Possess strong decision making and prioritisation skills; have experience overseeing and managing complex problems
– Problem-solving and logical thinking to create minimum viable product outcomes
– Customer and colleague centric
– Operational and systems thinker
– Proven ability to establish rapport, credibility and influence others to drive results across a matrixed organisation
– Strong leadership and excellent communication skills
– It would be advantageous if you have certification in agile
– It would be advantageous to have knowledge of / experience in Financial Advice and Investments

We care about our colleagues. So we treat each other like the complex and diverse individuals we are.

Work here is never one-size-fits-all, it flexes around your strengths and needs,

Everyone is held accountable for achieving our common purpose. The aim is for all of us to do better work, have a better life and enjoy a better balancebetween the two.
 

Salary: £50862 plus benefits
Job ID:VPC31FEDA1

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