About us Agile Collective is a worker-owned digital agency that designs, builds and supports websites powered by open source software for purpose-driven organisations. We have a team of 14, most of whom are based in Oxford, with remote workers in Manchester and Italy. We work with organisations that value environmental sustainability, social responsibility, equality and human rights, and share our vision of a better world for everyone, so the vast majority of our clients are charities, NGOs, academic institutions, public sector organisations, or fellow co-operatives. Drupal is our core technology – we are active contributors to the Drupal community in the UK and Europe – and, as our name suggests, we deliver projects using agile methodologies. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and a great place to work. As a membership and values-led organisation we recognise and embrace the benefits that come from having a diverse workforce and are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated fairly, equitably and with respect. About you You might be a Scrum Master, Project Manager, Account Manager or looking for a more rewarding and fulfilling role. And you’re likely to have at least 3 years’ relevant experience. Working as a Project Manager with Agile Collective requires a flexible mindset, pragmatism and willingness to learn and adapt. Whatever the mix of skills and experience you bring to the team, we’ll make sure you can access additional training and support as necessary to help you be successful in this role. We are looking for someone who is great with people: building relationships with clients and understanding their needs; facilitating meetings and running workshops; and building resilience within a project team to resolve challenges as they arise. We take on projects of all shapes and sizes so it’s crucial that you can evaluate a new client project and choose the most appropriate method – we currently use Scrum, DSDM and Kanban – to foster collaboration, streamline communication, and deliver great results. Most importantly, you will share our values and be excited about the prospect of joining our team. As a co-operative, we’re looking for people who are open and collaborative by default, willing to fully participate in the running of the business alongside delivering their project work, and keen to become a co-owner of the company as a member of the co-op. What you’ll be doing As a key member of a project team you’ll be involved in all aspects of project delivery on multiple projects. Outside of projects you’ll be encouraged to take part in devising strategies for improving our project delivery from kick-off to launch. The main responsibilities of the role are to:
- Enable transparency and open communication between clients, project teams and other stakeholders
- Ensure that everyone involved has a shared understanding of expectations at every stage of the project
- Support the team to create a positive working environment
- Create a project plan with the team and manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project
- Organise project schedule and facilitate standups, planning and review meetings
- Manage project budgets and milestones and keep the client up-to-date.
- Identify and address potential risks related to budgets, resources and timelines
- Assist in quality assurance and testing, ensuring that the final product meets expectations agreed with the client
- Contribute to the continuous review and improvement of our project delivery processes as part of a permanent working group.
Working hours and location
- This role is full-time, 35 hours per week, however we are happy to consider applicants who require a more flexible work schedule.
- The role requires being present in our Oxford office 2-3 days a week. You are welcome to work from the office throughout the rest of the week - a number of our existing employees have remote working schedules.
What we offer While the compensation for this position is ultimately dependent upon your experience and other qualifications, the starting salary is between £35K and £45K year (pro-rata). We also offer a number of other benefits, including:
- Membership of the co-operative after 12 months
- Ethical company pension scheme
- 28 days annual leave (pro-rata), including bank holidays
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous training budget
- Community budget for events and workshops
- Optional unpaid career break for up to 1 year, every 5 years
Becoming a member of the co-operative Agile Collective is a worker co-operative, fully owned and run by its members. During your initial twelve-month probationary period, you will be encouraged to fully participate in the running of the company. At the end of the probationary period, you will have the option to either become a full member of the co-operative or to remain an employee. We encourage membership and offer the following benefits:
- shared ownership and ability to direct the future of your working environment
- create and vote on proposals that improve the business
- a training and personal development budget
- a company bike
- a company phone
Requirements of membership
- embracing and promoting the co-operative principles
- making contributions to the collective management of the co-op
- undertaking core tasks upon which the operation of Agile Collective depends
- working collaboratively for the good of the organisation and its employees
- working in a supportive and transparent manner
- communicating honestly and respectfully with other members
- seeking and undertaking training and personal development to be a more effective member
How to apply The deadline for applications is January 21st 2019. Please submit your application via our application form together with your CV and a covering letter. Interviews will take place between 29th and 8th February 2019, and the successful applicant will be notified by 15th February 2019.