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Head of Homelessness System Transformation

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£59,865 - £73,166 per annum
Closing date
14 Dec 2021

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Housing, Community Services
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Head of Service
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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 fastest-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. As Head of Homelessness System Transformation, you’ll work collaboratively with those with lived experience of homelessness and with staff at Chief Exec/strategic level through to operational staff and services across the various organisations working or coming into contact with homeless people or those at risk of homelessness.

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

The Role

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead the development and implementation of our ambitious system transformation programme. They will need to have significant experience of leading successful projects and programmes, a thorough understanding of our homelessness, health and care environment, awareness of how to break down barriers and service/organisational silos impeding joint working for the benefit of homeless people, exceptional communication skills and a demonstrable commitment to co-production. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and welcome conversations prior to applying.

The key impacts of this role will be:

  • that homeless residents will have greater access to the support that will enable them to sustain their accommodation option(s).
  • there will be a greater understanding of homelessness across organisations in Camden.
  • there will be a better understanding of the barriers faced by homeless residents, and how to effectively support them, in front-line services.

You will:

  • Be authentic, inspirational and engage others through your personal leadership and ability to make the Council’s vision meaningful to all.
  • Demonstrate a wide understanding of the national and local homelessness system and use this to influence the thinking and direction of stakeholders.
  • Create a culture of accountability, ensuring delivery of agreed outcomes across the transformation programme.
  • Create the conditions for effective collaboration between stakeholders by establishing relationships and building trust and rapport in order to build a shared sense of purpose across Camden, unlocking the borough’s collective resources for the benefit of all homeless people.
  • Have a commitment to, and experience of, working with service users to co-produce solutions.
  • Be ambitious, challenging and innovative in your approach to driving high standards, quality and value for money.
  • Empower others to be courageous and try new approaches in order to improve services and outcomes for homeless people.
  • Scan the environment and seek out the latest thinking, tools and technologies across all parts of the national homelessness system in order to enhance the system in Camden.

Working for Camden

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

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

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.

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

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.

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020 7974 4444
Town Hall
Judd Street
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