Scrum Master (Data & Machine Learning)

7 days left

£61,641 - £68,490 + benefits
18 Sep 2023
28 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

End date
Thursday 28 September 2023

Salary range
£61,641 - £68,490

Agile Working Options
Hybrid Working

Job description

Job Title: Scrum Master
Salary: £61,641 to 68,490
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full time

Working Pattern: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least 2 days per week or 40% of our time in our Bristol office.

Do you want to use your skill and passion as a Scrum Master to inspire teams to grow and improve in an organisation which is committed to empowering its’ people?

About this Opportunity

As a Scrum Master you’ll operate at Team level as a change agent with a passion for working with people and teams to help them reach their best and deliver their best for customers and the bank.

You’ll encourage your team’s understanding of Agile frameworks, Transformation Principles and Practices, and support them to establish their ways of working, to self-manage and continuously improve in delivering change and value safely. In summary a scrum master is there to help the team deliver more value, more quickly at a sustainable pace.

A learning culture is important - We continuously strive to improve your knowledge and skills in the role. You'll receive support from your chapter lead and will support less experienced scrum masters in the lab. You’re encouraged to contribute to the community, sharing knowledge and great practice.

Here’s where you’ll make a difference:

  • Support the Team and Lab to understand and utilise Agile frameworks (Scaling, Scrum, Kanban etc) and Agile events (Scrum of Scrums, PI planning, retrospectives etc) to understand the value and purpose of them.
  • Help the Product Owner to manage an effective Product Backlog
  • Guide the team to break work into small, discrete pieces of value or learning.
  • Promotes best practices in refinement, prioritisation, stakeholder engagement and introducing tools and techniques.
  • Coach and empower the team to self-manage, utilise feedback for continuous learning and improvement in efficient and incremental value delivery.
  • Enable the team to understand and visualise the optimal sequence of work, measure and understand their performance through metrics (throughput, cycle time, happiness etc) and use this as the basis for their improvement activity.
  • Promote psychological safety and wellbeing creating a safe, trusting, and open environment for the team.
  • Coach and support the team to identify blockers / barriers to effective delivery and remove these.
  • Learning/curious mindset, energy, and enthusiasm for creative disruption and to continuously strive to improve the organisation, team, and your knowledge and skills.

About us
We’re on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way we’re shaping finance for good. We're focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you.

What you’ll need
As an experienced Scrum Master you’ll bring a learning and curious mind set along with energy and enthusiasm for creative disruption.

Specifically, we’re looking for:

  • Hands-on experience as a Scrum Master using Agile frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban.
  • Ability to facilitate organisation-wide adoption of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Experience of working independently and finding opportunities to provide guidance and training to less experienced Scrum Masters
  • Use of Confluence / Jira work management or similar tools to support agile ways of working
  • Experience of collecting and using data to drive team improvement.
  • Experience in coaching a Product Owner in effective Product Backlog management.

Knowledge and understanding of Agile Frameworks (such as the Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SaFE) and has practical experience of working in Agile environments.

  • Shows knowledge and some experience of other techniques that support Agile working, such as Dev Ops, Lean, System Thinking, Queueing Theory, Complex Adaptive systems, Theory of Constraints / Critical Chain.
  • Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and experience of techniques to improve the teams ways of working>
  • Scrum Master Certification - PSM1 or equivalent is desirable however support will be available to achieve this.

About working for us

  • Our focus is to ensure that we’re inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.
  • We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background identity or culture.
  • We were one of the first organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.
  • And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.
  • We’re disability confident. So, if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes. Just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 30 days holiday with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies


Ready for a career where you can have a positive impact as you learn, grow and thrive?

Apply today and find out more.



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