HR & OD Policy and Employee Engagement Lead

Camden, London (Greater)
£44,612 - £51,751
10 Jul 2018
30 Jul 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options

At Camden Council we want to make Camden a better borough – a place where everyone has a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind. Together, we want to create a place that works for everyone, where everybody has a voice and this role is critical to delivering our ambition.

We’re seeking a talented and experienced HR and Organisational Development Policy and Engagement Officer to lead on strategic priorities, bringing fresh ideas to challenge the status quo, whilst working collaboratively with colleagues across OD and HR to review and improve our existing policies / practice where needed.

You will take a forward thinking approach to HR practices, regularly liaising with a range of stakeholders to influence and critically challenge decision making, along with developing a range of innovative solutions that will add value.

You’ll build strong relationships with the Chief Executive’s office, Internal Communications and the wider organisation, overseeing the delivery of the Employee Engagement survey along with developing the employee value proposition from recruitment through to on-boarding and on-going staff engagement.

The successful candidate will be joining an established and supportive team and will have the opportunity to learn new skills whilst supporting the organisation on our journey of continuous improvement.

About You

You will hold a degree or have substantial experience of working within a policy, engagement or communications environment (not necessarily all three).

You’ll take a forward thinking digital approach to strategy, proactively taking the lead to deliver results and confidently deal with complex issues.

Your expert stakeholder management skills will mean you are able to build effective relationships with senior leaders to influence decision making.

The ability to analyse and interrogate data, presenting information in a clear and accessible manner is essential to the role. As is your strong verbal, written, digital and pictorial communication skills.

You’ll be working in a fast paced environment, with constant conflicting priorities so understanding the organisation’s direction of travel and ambitions for the next 3-5 years, including knowledge of the political and economic environment the Council is operating within is crucial to the role.

Alongside this, your dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and commitment to continuous learning will mean you are able to work collaboratively at all levels across the organisation in order to drive improvement.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare.

This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert.

When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Monday 30th July 2018, 23:59

Interviews to be held: To be confirmed

Please quote reference: 180000OR

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:

20th August, 17th September, 15th October