Closing date: 3 October 2019 at 11.30pm
We're looking for a Product Manager to join our growing digital team. You’ll be responsible for Shelter’s fundraising and e-commerce roadmap, working with our business owner for Income Generation and stakeholders around the organisation to make sure our digital products meet business and user need.
You'll join a group of digital and creative leaders, collaborating across Shelter to deliver first-class design, content, products and services. You’ll be experienced at using agile frameworks and keeping users at the heart of everything you do.
Shelter has big ambitions for digital and creative. We help millions of people each year by doing exciting service design work that affects our brand, digital products, campaigns, fundraising activities, helpline, and centres around the country.
About the role
You'll be responsible for the planning, delivery, maintenance and optimisation of digital products to support Shelter’s fundraising and e-commerce strategy.
Working within a multi-disciplinary digital team alongside UX designers, developers, content designers and testers, you’ll manage the product backlog, helping to organise the rhythms of agile delivery and looking for opportunities to deliver the best results for Shelter’s commercial and fundraising efforts.
You'll help build a user-focussed, evidence driven, agile culture at Shelter by being an advocate for Shelter’s users, ensuring that our roadmap of digital products meets the needs of audiences and stakeholders.
You'll also champion agile digital development, working alongside other specialists to support colleagues around the organisation in developing a digital vision for their business area, translating challenges and opportunities into excellent digital solutions. This includes developing product visions, establishing meaningful metrics, capturing needs and ideas, validating them with data, and running workshops.
You'll need specialist digital product experience, including product development, facilitating ideation, scoping, using metrics, working to organisational strategic objectives and using user research to validate ideas and scope.
You should also be used to working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, enabling people with different skills to work together to a common aim. A good working knowledge of web technologies, including those relating to transactions, payments and e-commerce, and an awareness of the possibilities of digital is important too.
What’s more, you should be a great communicator who’s comfortable working to bring about change. Adept at influencing stakeholders and navigating differing viewpoints while building close working relationships, helping colleagues from different disciplines understand product goals and work together to bring them about also comes naturally to you.
Ideally, you have a certification in a relevant discipline, such as Scrum, while knowledge of other methodologies would be helpful. What’s essential is that you can bring an empathetic approach to Shelter's service users, ensuring products meet end user and organisational needs. You'll also need to strive to act on the insights Shelter gains from its users, and be committed to continuously improving our products and working practices.
Open to constructive challenge and comfortable working with evidence and making your case using research and data, you approach problems creatively and work to maximise the impact of things we learn.
Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so you may be contacted before the closing date.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to join our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.