Product Owner / Product Manager
Location: Flexible - Home working with option to work out of local BRC office
Contract: Permanent – 35 hours per week
Salary: £34,000 - £39,000 per annum depending on experience (plus £300 flexible working allowance)
Do you want to make a real difference to people in need of help in crisis?
Why this role matters...
You will help so many people by leading the development of educational products that teach crucial subjects such as first aid, empathy and migration, humanitarianism and much more. You will be the lead for a portfolio of education products across all delivery routes. Looking after the whole product lifecycle including design, creation delivery and release of new products. Identifying opportunities for the use of existing products in all parts of Community Education.
How you’ll make a difference...
Working within an agile scrum team, the role will ensure all product content is learner centred, clinically valid and educationally sound. You will be responsible for managing the development process through a scrum development team, defining and prioritising the team backlog to streamline the execution of program priorities which is critical to completing a project successfully. This role acts as the point of authority for product design decisions and is responsible for the quality of the product while ensuring that the conceptual and technical integrity of the product is maintained, and is applicability to the user community in the targeted market sector
Part of a great team...
Community Education is a service delivery team of 200+ educators (staff and volunteers) who deliver face to face and virtual educational workshops across the UK, to help build resilience. It has two agile product squads that manage the development of our workshops as well as an array of other successful digital and hardcopy educational products. The squads are cross functional teams consisting of an Education Product Manager, Digital Product Owner, Marketing Executive and Educational Content Developers
What you’ll bring to the role...
We are looking for someone with some product owner / product management experience within an agile team. This could be a junior product owner looking for that next step up, or an experienced product owner. You will need to demonstrate the following:
Understanding of agile principles and methodologies
Strong organisation and communication
Project management experience – multiple projects with many stakeholders
Team leadership and co-ordination
Closing date for applications - 23:59 on 7th November
First stage interviews –16th or 17th November
Final stage interviews – 24th or 25th November
36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) - pro rata for part-time and fixed-term roles
Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
Up to 6% contributory pension
Flexible working policy
A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
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