Principal Policy and Projects Officer
We are seeking Principal Policy and Projects Officers to take a leading role in improving strategy and delivering change across the key priorities of the borough - and are looking to fill three roles in our Strategy and Change service.
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 our people, the council and others work together differently to develop new solutions, from Citizens Assemblies, Public Collaboration Lab or the Knowledge Quarter. 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’re looking for people who are passionate & driven to take a leading role in improving strategy and delivering change in transforming how we support our communities. We can offer two of the roles for 12 months and the third role for 18 months. We offer secondments so we can learn from the best and most creative organisations.
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:
· Systems change and civic innovation
· 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.
Please note you will also be required to do a Psychometric test.
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with experience of delivering large-scale programmes and projects.
You will 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 will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to analyse data to present complex information and recommendations in a clear manner to a range of audiences.
Alongside this, you will have experience in working in one or more of these areas:
Experience and understanding of local government
Strategic planning, development, implementation and monitoring
Change management, engagement & service redesign
Data, research, analysis & performance management
Programme, project and risk management
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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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 the job profile attached at the bottom of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Please quote reference: 190000OS
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 18 November 2019