Senior Scrum Master

London, UK / Northampton, UK
Delivery Management - Delivery – Delivery /
Permanent /
Here’s what you’ll be doing:

Our scrum masters empower teams to deliver the highest customer value in the shortest time and build reflective, collaborative cultures that embrace problem-solving, and open communication.

As a Senior Scrum Master you’ll work closely with cross-functional teams. You’ll help to plan and prioritise work across teams, building roadmaps and tracking progress against these. You’ll coach and mentor less experienced scrum masters to help build Simply Business’s Agile maturity.

You’ll report into Martin (Agile Delivery Manager), who has a very collaborative leadership style. He firmly believes his role is to create the conditions for his team to succeed. He’ll be your biggest cheerleader in your growth and personal development. 

As one of our Senior Scrum Masters, you’ll:

    • remove blockers and minimising disruptions and distractions to help teams deliver at pace
    • maximise scrum events to be purposeful and effective
    • create an environment of motivation and collaboration for teams to experiment and learn
    • provide coaching and support to enable teams to be high performing and continuously improving
    • build trust and nurture relationships with engineering managers, engineering leads, customer experience, data and analytics, business owners, and other leaders and stakeholders
    • produce and manage delivery artefacts, such as roadmaps, portfolio kanban boards, quarterly plans, and delivery metrics

We’re looking for someone who is:

    • currently in a Scrum Master or similar role. You’ve gained extensive knowledge through delivery lead/delivery management roles and you’re ready to step up, or you have already stepped up into a Senior Scrum Master role
    • organised, self-motivated, action-oriented, with a desire to lead cross-functional teams to positive outcomes
    • able to create collaborative cultures, plan work, align people and ideas
    • able to manage complexity and simplify challenges
    • highly-skilled in servant leadership, coaching, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, psychological safety and empowerment
    • able to demonstrate a mindset of endless possibility, while respecting the direction of the organisation
(We know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the ​​confidence gap​.​​ You don’t have to match all the bullet points above to be considered for this role.)

We encourage people of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive, supportive place for you to be you and do your very best work.

Ready to impact our culture and build an impactful legacy? Apply today.

About Simply Business
We insure small businesses and enable big dreams – not just for our customers, but for our people and communities too. With over 900,000 active insurance policies, we protect builders, bakers, landlords, and more than 1,000 other trades.

We’re as much a technology company as one that sells insurance. We build, we fail, we learn, we improve. We’re a B Corp too, which recognises our strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment. 

Why not check out our advert on YouTube: Simply Business TV advert 2022: You name it. We insure it.

What are the benefits?
We support every team member to balance work and life effectively.
remote working - you can balance working remotely and connecting with colleagues in the office
mental health and wellbeing resources - access to counselling and technology to support your mental health
flexible parental leave - we pay six months full pay to the primary caregiver, and four weeks full pay if you’re the secondary caregiver
paid sabbatical - two weeks off when you’ve been here five years and four weeks off when you’ve been here 10, 15 and 20 years
a dedicated learning platform - the platform lets you balance both work and life goals (including management and leadership programme)
life event leave - an extra day of leave every two years for whatever you want: moving house, welcoming a new pet, or your birthday

We also make sure you’re compensated fairly.
competitive salary - based upon your experience and the market we’re in from day one
annual bonus - the potential to earn a bonus based on business performance
pension - we match what you put into your pension up to five percent
BUPA Private Medical Insurance covering Pre-existing medical conditions
health cash plan - we reimburse your everyday medical expenses
holiday entitlement - 25 days leave, plus bank holidays (you can also use your flexible benefits to get up to five days more!)
life assurance - four times your basic salary
flexible benefits scheme - an allocated allowance to use each year on things like critical illness cover, dental insurance, travel insurance, up to five days extra holiday, and gym membership.

Ready to join us and drive our success as a high-performing team? Apply today.