Lead Product Manager

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£49700 - £61824 per annum + Benefits
30 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
JN -032021-2553122
Steve Jackson
Contract Type

Lead Product Manager

Phenomenal opportunity for a seasoned IT Product Manager to join a newly created and expanding Tech team which is expected to grow from 17 - 30 people in the next couple of years, to work on some highly exciting and strategic digital initiatives.

Client Details

The Government Property Agency is helping transform the way the Civil Service works and reshaping the relationship civil servants have with their place of work. The GPA is a relatively new organisation within Government, created in 2018 and is in many ways a start up. This means although it is a Government Department, many of the systems, processes, ways of working are still being set up.

The tech team is relatively new with the majority of the senior team being recruited last year. The team is small (17 FTE currently) expected to grow to circa 30 this year and uses partners for a lot of delivery. The budget per annum is currency circa £14m expected to grow to circa £30m in the next few years.


As the lead product manager you will be responsible for:

● Developing the strategy and product roadmap for GPA's proptech products
● Working with the wider GPA to develop effective business models for the delivery of proptech solutions
● Managing finance and programme structures
● Liaising with colleagues across government to develop the broader suite of proptech and interoperability products
● Working with technical architects and technology specialists to develop coherent products that address both business and technology solutions to user needs

A lead product manager is the lead for the product team in their programme or service. At this level, you will:

● Be as interested in managing people as managing products
● Work closely with the head of product to provide leadership and direction to all products in a programme
● Maintain the high-level roadmap
● Be involved in a range of programme management activities in support of the service owner or programme lead


● Agile working. You know how to coach and lead teams in Agile and Lean practices, determining the right approach for the team to take and evaluating this through the life of a project. You can think of new and innovative ways of working
to achieve the right outcomes. You are able to act as a recognised expert, continuously reflecting and challenging the team.
● DDaT perspective. You know about the wider digital economy and advances in technology. You understand agile working at an organisational level.
● Experience of working within constraints. You know how to influence, challenge and coach. You can anticipate how constraints might change and know where to challenge or remove constraints.
● Financial ownership. You understand the marketplace, realising the benefit and persuading others that a product is the right one to use. You know how to integrate a product with other services. You can ensure that products get used.
You can realise benefits by linking work in progress back to the business case. You can build business cases based on user needs.
● Life-cycle perspective. You can apply experience of multiple parts of the product life cycle. You can recognise when it is right to move forward and when it is right to stop. You can recognise the appropriate deliverables and the right people to meet these. You are able to work with other agile delivery operations throughout the product life cycle.
● Operational management. You know how to make operations efficient. You can act as the escalation point for major operational issues and champion operational management across the community.
● Problem ownership. You know how to anticipate problems and how to defend against them at the right time. You understand how the problem fits into the larger picture. You can articulate the problem and help others to do it.
● Product ownership. You can start to define and create approaches. You know how to coach others. You can implement new ways of working. You are aware of what other sectors are doing. You understand what is most important and
● Strategic ownership. You can develop a long-term vision and objectives. You are discerning and disciplined in focusing on what is important and most relevant. You know how to develop the capability of others.

Job Offer

Salary range is £49,700- £61,824, which is made up of basic salary of up to £56,524, plus a non pensionable Recruitment & Retention Allowance of up to £5,300. the package will also include the Government Pension Scheme.

How you'll be assessed

In the Civil Service, we use our Success Profiles. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

When reviewing your application we will be using the experience element of the framework to assess your career history and achievements. We're looking for examples of things you have previously achieved or your knowledge in a particular field which are relevant to the role.

If you're shortlisted for an interview we'll use different elements of the success profiles framework. We'll be considering your strengths, experience, technical/specialist skill and behaviours for this role. The following behaviours are the most relevant:

Your application during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Therefore, this role may be subject to change at short notice.

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