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Principal Committee Officer

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
28 Oct 2021

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About us

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. We are seeking a Principal Committee Officer to oversee, co-ordinate and monitor the work of formal bodies of the Council.

The role

We’re seeking a knowledgeable Principal Committee Officer to oversee, co-ordinate and monitor the work of formal bodies of the Council, ensuring compliance with legislation, Government and Council policy. You will be responsible for providing efficient and effective servicing and support for Members, Chief and Senior Officers, as well as school admissions and other appeals panels.  

You’ll be working in a fast paced environment, advising staff on constitutional practices and guidelines, regularly preparing reports, agendas and minutes. Alongside this, you will keep abreast of changes in legislation, ensuring that all relevant information is placed before the appropriate bodies without delay, and keep up to date with the changing ways that democratic engagement is taking place in the modern world.

This role will enable you to further enhance your knowledge of council procedure and law as you’ll take the lead in contributing to the overall and continuing development of constitutional practices and guidelines.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate your knowledge of committee administration, council procedures and law, as well as the technology that supports the delivery of local democratic functions. The ability to carry out extensive research and analysis, whilst effectively presenting complex information to a range of audiences is key to the role. 

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills as you’ll be regularly preparing reports and correspondence, alongside the ability to understand complex issues/problems and present solutions.

You’ll have wide experience of servicing meetings that fall within the remit of the constitution and be able to manage and prioritise conflicting business needs as part of a busy team.

Working for Camden 

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

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

Additional information 

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section. 

Asking for Adjustments 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
020 7974 4444
Town Hall
Judd Street
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