Principal Policy and Projects Officer

Camden, London (Greater)
£44,612 - £51,751
03 Dec 2018
01 Jan 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £44,612 - £51,751

Contract Type: 2x Fixed Term/Secondment until March 2020, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options

The Role

Camden has a proud, rebellious spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems, and bring about real social change. As a council, we’re proud to play our role in mobilising the energies of everyone that cares about the borough to help people live well together.

Camden has a strong reputation in thinking differently and leading new ways of working, where Camden’s people, the council and others work together differently to develop new solutions. We have neighbourhoods with strong identities at the heart of London, such as Camden Town, Covent Garden or St Pancras, as well as being home to global innovators, such as Google, UCL or the Crick Institute.

We are seeking someone who is passionate & driven to take a leading role in improving strategy and delivering change in transforming how we support our communities. We welcome secondments or will offer the role on a fixed term basis until March 2020.

You’ll join us at a critical time as we deliver Camden 2025. You’re a self-starter, ready to take responsibility for finding new ways to get things done. You enjoy mobilising people to tackle complex challenges and are confident in navigating ambiguous situations.  You enjoy being at the heart of influencing council decision making and understanding how to translate strategic priorities into impact on the ground.

You’ll be able to confidently plan and manage a range of projects with high levels of complexity, helping seed, accelerate and embed change whilst ensuring the organisation is brought along the journey. Your work will be diverse but you will focus on designing and delivering major programmes. Most importantly, you are passionate about how we can work together with our communities to find the best solutions to tackle complex challenges.

You will strengthen our relationships and being able to influence decisions makers across the council, as well as residents to implement innovative policies and strategies. You will be able to make sense of emerging trends and help people navigate complex change. You’ll take an evidence-based approach, proactively carrying out research & analysis to measure outcomes and inform decision making.

With the implementation of Our Camden 2025 Plan underway, this role is crucial in enhancing the Council’s services and priorities across a variety of disciplines and work streams.

You’re a strategic thinker with experience of being able to develop solutions to complex challenges and coordinate their delivery into solutions that have significant impact.

You take a future focussed approach to regularly delivering service redesigns and reviews, whilst being able to adapt to different environments and teams across the Council.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to analyse data and confidently articulate clear & compelling solutions across diverse audiences.

Alongside this, you have experience in working in one or more of these areas:

  • Strategic development, implementation and monitoring
  • Change management, engagement & service redesign
  • Data, research, analysis & performance management
  • Programme, project and risk management

Above all, we’re looking for people who are passionate and have shown they can mobilise people and deliver significant change that improves outcomes for people, whatever sector you come from.  

If you’d like to find out more about the role, get in touch with Noel Hatch, Head of Strategy at  

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: Tuesday 1st January 2019, 23:59

Online OPQ and verbal reasoning test: To be confirmed

Interviews to be held: w/c 7th January or 14th January

Please quote reference: 1800010H

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 14th January, 18th February, 18th Marc