Systems Thinking Senior Manager

London (Greater)
£57,120 - £69,811
05 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Directorate: Corporate Services

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Job Level: Level 6, Zone 1

Salary: £57,120 - £69,811

Contract Type: 2 x 2 years Fixed Term/Secondment, Full time, 37 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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The Role

At Camden Council our vision is to make Camden a place where everyone has a chance to succeed, and nobody gets left behind. To achieve this we need to think differently about everything that we do, design flexible services that focus on what matters to citizens and continuously learn and improve. As a Systems Thinking Senior Manager, you will join our dedicated systems thinking team which is responsible for building capabilities in the organisation to think and act differently to enable us to work towards our vision.  

The post holder will build positive relationships with a range of stakeholders to contribute to decision-making and have a relentless focus on our citizens' experience. You will help Camden reimagine its services taking into account the system as a whole, shifting the thinking and behaviour as well as the strategy to challenge current assumptions and drive change. You will play a key leadership role in the organisation.

To be considered for the role, you will be:

  • An expert practitioner in systems thinking / quality improvement approaches within complex organisations with a focus on innovation and improving services for the end-user. Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of applying Vanguard method, however this is not essential.

  • A self-starter with a collaborative and supportive approach to team working

  • You will have:

  • Significant experience of building capabilities in other people to apply systems thinking / quality improvement approaches, including senior leaders, front line staff and other systems thinking team members

  • Excellent communication, relationship-building and influencing skills

  • Strong personal credibility, humility and commitment to continuous learning

  • A motivation to improve public services for citizens

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.

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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 the 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: 24th March 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 25th March 2019

Please quote reference: 1900001V

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

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

18th March 2019

15th April 2019

20 May 2019