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Digital Design Lead

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£59,865 - £66,515.50
Closing date
10 Feb 2022

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Corporate Services, Communications
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

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. This is an exciting time to be joining the Digital Data Services team at Camden, and this is the most senior design role within our newly formed Digital Products and Services team.

The role

The Digital Design Lead will set the standard for product and content design at Camden alongside the user research that informs all our work. With a team of nine reporting into this role, this role will be hands-on and play a leading role in introducing design thinking to our work at Camden, leading the development and roll out of our design system, and addressing the diverse needs of the citizens of Camden. 

You are a passionate Digital Design Lead, with broad experience and great judgment on inclusive, accessible design processes and standards. You will have extensive experience of managing designers and working with design systems alongside developers and thoroughly understanding the user needs that inform ongoing development of standards and templates. You will be highly skilled at creating high fidelity prototypes and interactions to help service areas understand the possibilities of transformation using different prototyping methods for different needs to help services understand how to make prototypes turn into services. You will have proven expertise in use of software packages and platforms including but not limited to Azure, Figma and Photoshop with demonstrable experience of building A/AA complaint products. Alongside your leadership and mentoring skills you will have great judgment and insight from your own practical design work which will have included products developed across platforms for diverse audiences.

Your work has been informed by thorough understanding of user needs, you have either led or worked closely with user researchers in past roles and you value their expertise in helping you understand the potential outcomes and impact of your team’s work. You will be able to communicate at all levels within an organisation as well as publicly to diverse audiences to explain design thinking and decisions, championing the team’s work and approaches.

This role is also subject to a DBS Enhanced Check.

For more information regarding this role please refer to the job profile.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, 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.

Find Us
020 7974 4444
Town Hall
Judd Street
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