Product Owner Birmingham
Published: 10th September 2021
Job Type
£550 - 650 per day


Product Owner

Rate: £550 - 650 per day (in Scope)

Contract Length: 6 Months

Location: London

IR35: Inside

CV Deadline: 10th September

Security Clearance: Candidates need to be eligible for SC Clearance

As a product owner you will:

  • work collaboratively with the product development unit lead (the unit lead is accountable for the unit’s products through their lifecycle, and is responsible for how they’re delivered) to ensure your teams deliver quality services inline with your vision
  • own, explain and manage the product definition and user needs at all levels of government
  • co-ordinate and prioritise the work of several delivery teams within your unit
  • own the vision and scope of your unit
  • make sure the unit’s teams work collaboratively
  • look for opportunities for collaboration outside the unit
  • be aware of wider departmental priorities
  • co-ordinate the backlog across your products to deliver value and reduce duplicated work
  • prioritise products in the unit
  • work with the unit lead and governance bodies to agree starting new work in the unit, or stopping work where applicable
  • be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of the product
  • be responsible for designing, developing, building and testing secure product solutions for the current and the future
  • lead and direct specialist service teams in monitoring, operating, and supporting technical solutions
  • be responsible for operational relationships with suppliers
  • make sure services and products developed in house or provided by suppliers are in line with industry best practice, and regulatory and contractual requirements

You should have a deep understanding and experience of using product management techniques, including:

  • defining a product strategy
  • defining a product roadmap
  • shaping, owning and delivering a product vision based on user needs
  • defending your product vision to challenge
  • making sure products and services are created with user needs at the Forefront
  • creating, managing and prioritising backlogs
  • A high level of digital literacy and capability; intellectually strong as well as an excellent communicator; highly articulate and with great leadership skills, comfortable influencing up to Director General level in order to effectively engage with a wide range of digital specialists, suppliers and stakeholder communities and an aptitude for striking a balance between strategic innovation, user needs and operational pragmatism
  • have strong leadership skills so you can play a significant role in shaping and developing the capability of product owners in your hub, with experience leading multiple product teams and of managing other product owners or managers
  • have experience of dealing with large-scale corporate or government projects within complex organisations and working with security related stakeholders and expert teams to enable secure development
  • have experience of managing budgets

Desirable experience:

Ideally, you’ll also:

  • understand and appreciate software development and design
  • have experience attending a Government Digital Service (GDS) assessment
  • have experience of taking a service live, delivering continuous improvement
  • have demonstrable experience of procurement, commercial management and supplier management in a large-scale organisation
  • have demonstrable, in-depth experience of service management in a complex,
  • multisupplier environment, including defining and implementing service management policies and processes (service strategy and service operations)
  • have experience in more than one government department or private sector organisation
  • have experience working with or knowledge of software development, re-usable platforms, master data, APIs (application programming interfaces), data visualisation and infrastructure

Accreditation and qualifications

  • APMG Agile Programme Management
  • Certified SCRUM for Product Owners
  • GDS service management or lead assessor training

To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources on 0121 794 8181

Drop files here browse files ...