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Product Design Team Lead

Posted 23 January by Jonas Group UK Ended

Gladstone is a software company, based in the UK, that provides business critical management software to the fitness and leisure market. A thought leader in this market for over 35 years, we pride ourselves on being innovative with our software to meet the changing industry needs.

We partner with operators and owners of leisure centres, sports facilities, universities and health clubs across the UK and Ireland. Over 400 customers and 30,000+ users rely on our software to manage membership, bookings, check-in, security, point of sale and business intelligence every day. Millions of members also benefit from our products by joining, booking and making payments via the web, smartphones or through self-service kiosks twenty-four seven.

Our aim is to deliver software that provides a complete multi-channel experience for the leisure industry, to maximise sales revenue and create operational efficiency for our customers.


We are seeking a positive Product Team Leader to take on an exciting role within our busy team. Reporting to the Head of Development, we are looking for a hands-on leader, who will collaborate with the team to ensure the effective scoping, design and delivery of our products.

A strong team culture is part of our way of life. We expect our team members to bounce ideas off each other and support each other to produce products we can be proud of.

We are in the process of refreshing our product suite to take advantage of the latest technologies. As part of this rapid change, we’re looking to recruit a Product Design Team Lead.

To fill this role, we need a leader to inspire and motivate our Product Design team towards building innovative solutions for the fast-moving industry. You will bring a strong customer focus to the team, and be able to balance their business needs against Gladstone’s commercial requirements.


What will you be doing?

  • You will be ultimately responsible for the scoping and design of the Gladstone product set

  • You will work with the team of Product Owners to:

    • Research and compile a product roadmap consistent with the company vision

    • Be responsible for delivering the functional elements against the roadmap

    • Maintain innovative thinking and creativity in the delivery of greenfield development

    • Collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to define the detailed software requirements

    • Ensure the delivery of software and supporting documentation to the business

  • You will manage and motivate your team of Product Owners to deliver great software, on time

  • You will supervise resource allocation to maximise productivity

  • You will supervise project costs and timelines

  • You will work with the R&D leadership team to strive for continuous improvement

  • You will work within an Agile framework with a team of developers and QA analysts


If you have a University education, or relevant industry certification (CSPO, BCS Agile Practitioner etc.), so much the better.

Knowledge & Experience:

Any of the follow would be useful:

  • Experience of presenting to higher management

  • Creating and maintaining strong relationships with business leaders

  • Management experience: developing individuals and maximising team contribution

  • Experience of and belief in Agile development methodologies

  • Demonstrable experience of business acumen

Your Personal Characteristics will include:

We value our staff and want to add the best people to our team. We’re looking for people who are passionate about well-designed software. We value self-motivation and creativity. We like honest team players and good communicators. We like people who want to get stuck in and get things Done.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and job responsibilities. We offer excellent benefits.

Only candidates who are eligible to live and work in the UK need apply.

Required skills

  • Product Design
  • Product Management
  • Management Software
  • management
  • agile

Reference: 34296265

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