Release Manager - Central London

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Release Manager - Central London

  • Reference CL-POJ-180302-03
  • Limited:£550 - 600 per day
  • Role/TypeContract/Full Time
  • LocationLondon
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Release Manager required to work with a large central Government Department on a 12-month contract based in central London. The Release Manager role is out of scope of IR35.


As a Release Manager, you will be working on a high profile and flagship government digital transformation project that will scale to support 10 million of the UK population.


As a Release Manager you will join a fast paced, digital team to help manage the delivery of change to live services and evolve our approaches to release and change management. You will have a background in agile delivery of digital services on large-scale programmes, ideally experienced in continuous delivery of transactional web services. You will be able to use your skills to communicate and influence across the programme and be comfortable managing across teams to deliver releases within sometimes challenging constraints.

You will support the management of risk throughout the release lifecycle and the realisation of value in each release through effective coordination of stakeholder communications, user preparation and adoption activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementation of end to end release and change management
  • Acting as the daily point of contact for release management across delivery teams, leading the release by setting direction and priorities, and resolving conflicts
  • Define and implement an environment management policy to ensure effective change management and to safeguard the integrity of all environments
  • Managing release risk and acting as a focal point for issues and exceptions related to each risk
  • Stakeholder management across technical and operational stakeholders regarding change and release management
  • Coordinate across teams to identify and track the contents of releases, ensuring that all quality requirements for the release are met
  • Manage implementation planning across teams ensuring that preparation, delivery and communication activities are carried out in accordance with the plan
  • Run release retrospectives and deliver continual improvement to the release capability
  • Liaising with external stakeholders and teams for governance and coordination of work


Experience Required:

  • Experience working as a release or delivery manager in an agile development environment delivering change and release management in a fast changing environment with appropriate levels of governance.
  • Preferably previous technical experience in development, testing or configuration management.
  • Hands on experience of Jenkins, Puppet
  • Cross team management to lead the delivery of releases
  • Experience of digital service delivery
  • Experience with continuous delivery


This role requires SC Clearance. You must be willing to undergo the SC cleared process if you are not currently cleared.

Please apply if you meet the above requirements.


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