Monarch Recruitment Limited
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Product Owner

I am working with an organisation in the Public sector that is looking to bring on a Product owner for a 2 year contract to lead a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a digital service in a fast-paced agile environment.

You will be led by user needs, experienced in agile methodologies and able to deliver to the Government digital service standard.

What you will work on -  1.

You will be a product owner responsible for the creation, prioritisation, and updating of a product backlog for a digital payments service.


You will undertake knowledge transfer, coaching and mentoring a civil servant assigned to shadow you as a product owner.

Essential skills and experience –

- Have substantial experience of product ownership, with proven ability to understand user and government needs and convert them into a product vision, goals, and backlog
- Provide a clear vision and set the direction for an agile team
- Have substantial experience of working in a multidisciplinary team in an agile development environment, and therefore at ease with rapidly changing deadlines, workloads and goals
- Spot warning signs of things going wrong and provide a decisive response to significant delivery challenges
- Has been responsible for delivery and ongoing product management of high quality, digital product
- Demonstrable knowledge and passion for user centred design practices for public facing and internal services and applications
- Able to understand user needs by analysing user research findings and analytics data.

Confident in writing user stories to meet those needs
- Understand how a digital service should address the needs of all possible users so that no one is excluded, with particular reference to accessibility and assisted digital
- Ensure that individual and organisational learning and talent development opportunities are fully exploited in order to enhance organisational capability