careers / Delivery

Delivery Lead/Programme Manager

Salary: £65,000 to £85,000 dependent on experience

Location: Bristol

HR Director, Victoria James06 March 2024

We're looking for a Delivery Lead to join our dynamic agency environment to oversee a programme of delivery for one of our multidisciplinary teams.

This particular team works on one of our most significant clients, and you’ll be responsible for the successful delivery of projects and products using appropriate project management methodologies, with the emphasis on Scrum and Kanban. 

You must have the ability to both go deep on the detail and to step back and appreciate the bigger picture. As well as being a champion of governance, discipline and process, you’ll be a people person, master communicator, natural leader and coach. You will know how to get the best from individuals and teams as you oversee the Delivery Managers within your team and work very closely with our Client Partners and Account Directors.

Alongside our other Delivery Leads, you will support the Delivery team as a whole; providing leadership to all our Delivery Managers and play a core role in the growth and development of the Delivery Management function across Great State.

Your profile

  • At least 5 years of senior delivery experience in digital, with strong agile delivery experience
  • Experience of project managing complex, full life-cycle projects in excess of £500k and programmes of work of £1m+
  • A confident leader with the ability to both lead and serve
  • Strong experience of commercial management of project budgets
  • Ability to work well under pressure with a high degree of flexibility and fluidity
  • An objective-focused and positive approach, able to objectively resolve challenges
  • Excellent communication skills at a senior stakeholder level
  • Excellent attention to detail and focus on quality
  • Have a collaborative, supportive and team-based approach
  • Line management experience
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • Strong experience of governance for large projects
  • Strong experience in managing client relationships
  • Previous experience working in a digital agency 

For you

As an independent agency, we give you the opportunity to make a difference, have a voice and be heard. You will be able to lead or be involved in initiatives outside your core role that are close to your heart, as we are involved in a variety of relationships and activities focusing on sustainability, diversity, equality and inclusivity, young talent, health and wellbeing and more.

Being part of Great State is being part of a team. 

Great State is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We believe we must have a varied and inclusive work environment to provide the best service we can. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Our benefits

We offer all the usual fun benefits associated with a digital agency plus healthcare, flexible working hours, the ability to work from home and 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays. We are a sociable bunch whether we are cycling as a group, popping to the bar or attending an event together. 

If this role suits you down to a tee, please apply now.


Please complete all fields unless stated as optional.

GDPR compliance

When you apply to a job on this site, the personal data contained in your application will be collected by Great State (“Controller”), which is located at 1 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AA and can be contacted by emailing Great State’s data protection officer is Evalian, who can be contacted at Your personal data will be processed for the purposes of managing Great State's recruitment related activities, which include setting up and conducting interviews and tests for applicants, evaluating and assessing the results thereto, and as is otherwise needed in the recruitment and hiring processes. Such processing is legally permissible under Art. 6(1)(f) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) as necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller, which are the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of applicants for employment.

Your personal data will be shared with Greenhouse Software, Inc., a cloud services provider located in the United States of America and engaged by Great State to help manage its recruitment and hiring process on Great State's behalf. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, your personal data will be transferred to the United States once you submit it through this site. Because the European Union Commission has determined that United States data privacy laws do not ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data collected from EU data subjects, the transfer will be subject to appropriate additional safeguards under the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can obtain details of Greenhouse's Privacy Shield certification by contacting us at

Your personal data will be retained by Great State as long as Great State determines it is necessary to evaluate your application for employment. Under the GDPR, you have the right to request access to your personal data, to request that your personal data be rectified or erased, and to request that processing of your personal data be restricted. You also have to right to data portability. In addition, you may lodge a complaint with an EU supervisory authority.