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Project Manager

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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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. We’re not just home to 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.

You will be able to play a role in helping to develop a better future for our children, young people and their families. The project manager role is based in the Children’s Integrated Commissioning team working across health and the local authority.

The team works together with children, young people and their families to commission high quality services that are co-ordinated, proactive, accessible and safe. We have developed the Closer to Camden commissioning strategy which is focussed on improving outcomes for children with  complex needs.

The overarching aim of the strategy is to reduce the number of children and young people aged 0-25 with highly complex needs in residential schools out of the borough. Where possible, we believe that every Camden child and young person with complex needs should be able to access the support they need in the community near where they live. Our priority is to enhance local provision to add more choice and flexibility and reduce reliance on the out of borough schools. The project manager role will be contributing to the improvement of outcomes through the development and implementation of the strategy.

The Role

In this role you will work across the children’s integrated commissioning team on projects related to the children’s commissioning portfolio of work. In particular, the post holder will deliver support to commissioning projects and services related to children and young people with SEND and complex physical health, mental health and/or behavioural needs. 

The post holder will work flexibly to lead and project manage the successful delivery of improvement and change projects within the integrated children’s commissioning service, initially on the following - this portfolio may change over time responding to the needs of the service:

Will require you to project manage the implementation of the Closer to Camden commissioning strategy for children with complex needs

You will Lead on the development of the different strands of the commissioning strategy such as demand forecasting and modelling for the complex needs cohort

About You

You will have relevant professional experience in children services such as working in health or social care services, commissioning, or social work

The ideal candidate will the ability to work collaboratively with senior managers, providers and elected members in a complex multi-agency environment as well as excellent negotiation and influencing skills

You will have the ability to analyse and evaluate information including needs analysis and to draw conclusions about local needs and how to address them through service commissioning

You will have proven ability to write and present to inform others about relevant issues and recommend appropriate future options

You will have experience of project managing and managing the commissioning cycle

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.

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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