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Data Scrum Master

CB21, Cambridge (Hybrid)
Circa £45,000 per year
Job description

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

The Data and CRM Team require a Scrum Master to join the team who will be responsible for managing the sprint cycles for the Salesforce Development team and Business Intelligence team.  Following the launch of Salesforce as ARUK’s new CRM system in December 2023, the team have adopted Scrum methodology, and the Scrum Master will be required to continue to embed this new way of working in the team.

The Scrum Master will have a strategic role to play in understanding the organisational priorities and how this influences the work of the Data and CRM Team.  You will be required to work across teams and at all levels of the organisation, with communication a core part of this role.  You will also be required to provide project management support to key initiatives in the Data and CRM Team.


Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

·         Facilitate the Salesforce Development team and Business Intelligence team’s fortnightly sprints.

·         Manage the sprint meetings, ensuring outcomes are always clear and blockers are identified at the earliest opportunity.

·         Work with the sprint teams and internal stakeholders to ensure the backlog is maintained, priorities for upcoming sprints are identified, tasks are sized, and the sprint workload is realistic.

·         Responsible for ensuring blockers are identified and working with the relevant stakeholders to eliminate them.

·         Facilitate discussions between teams where there are conflicting priorities or new priorities emerge that require re-prioritising the sprint backlog.

·         Ensure there is an excellent communication strategy in place, so all key stakeholder groups are fully informed of the prioritisation process, progress during sprints and what has been delivered each sprint.

·         Coach the Data and CRM Team in Agile Scrum principles and practices and guide the team to a higher scrum maturity.

·         Train new starters in the Data and CRM Team and key internal stakeholders in the ARUK approach to Scrum delivery.

·         Provide project management support for the Data and CRM Team on internal team projects that fall outside of the sprint work.


What we are looking for:

·         Experience of facilitating work through sprint cycles as a Scrum Master.

·         Excellent knowledge of Agile Scrum principles and practices.

·         Demonstrable ability to work with and influence a variety of internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

·         Excellent communication skills, particularly when communicating technical developments to non-technical audiences.

·         Working knowledge of project management tools, ideally Jira.

·         Excellent communication skills, with an ability to build relationships, trust and inspire confidence at all levels.

·         Strong team player who can work both independently and collaboratively with stakeholders.

·         Excellent planning and organisational skills, and able to manage a varied workload.

·         Able to adapt to changing priorities and flexible in approach to managing work.

·         Strong negotiation and influencing skills.

·         Mentoring / coaching experience.

·         Demonstrates a proactive and pragmatic approach to investigating and solving problems, striving for continuous improvement and identifying creative solutions.

·         Excellent skills in PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

Additional Information:

Ways of working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.

Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals.  This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.

Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AD. 

Salary: Circa £45,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.

The closing date for applications is the 9th June 2024, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 17th June 2024. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures, in particular those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented.  Any offer of employment is however subject to you having the right to work in the UK.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, your CV will be anonymised as part of the selection process.  Should you need any adjustments at either the application or interview stage, then please do contact us via our website. 

How to apply: Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment Platform which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV to your application and track the status of your application.

About Alzheimer’s Research UK:

Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity. Our mission is to accelerate progress towards a cure.  Today 1 in 2 people will be impacted by dementia, either through caring for a loved one, developing it themselves or tragically both. But there is hope. 

There has never been a more important and exciting time in dementia research. With promising new drugs in clinical trials that slow the progression of the diseases that cause it, and revolutionary new ways to diagnose them on the horizon, we are now at a tipping point. Working with the smartest minds globally and across the UK, with industry and academia, Alzheimer’s Research UK is uniquely placed to invest in the very best research identifying barriers to a cure and knocking them down so that there are more and better treatments for everyone with dementia. For the first time in history, we can see a future where people with dementia can get a swift and accurate diagnosis, and effective treatments that could slow or even stop their disease. We stand for everyone affected by dementia. We stand for a cure. 

In 2022, we were incredibly proud to be awarded a 3-star accreditation by Best Companies which recognises ‘World Class’ levels of workplace engagement and were also listed in the prestigious Best Companies lists:

• 48th in the 100 Best Large Companies to Work For in the UK.

• 19th in the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.

• 3rd in the 50 Best Companies to Work For in the Charity Sector.

In addition, we were also shortlisted for a special award recognising the work undertaken on reducing our environmental impact.

In 2021, we were awarded the HR Management award by The Charity Times for our Wellbeing initiatives throughout the pandemic.

In 2020, we demonstrated our commitment to changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace and signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge. 

ARUK really does look after its people, where you will be able to add value and make a difference. 

To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer’s Research UK

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Alzheimer's Research UK View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 20 May 2024
Closed date: 30 May 2024 at 09:07
Job ref: ALZ1009533
Tags: Management, Project Management

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