Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Salary: £40,028 - £46,431
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options
We are searching for 2 innovative and enthusiastic Senior Policy and Project Officers to play a leading role in delivering and supporting aspects of strategy, policy, scrutiny, improvement and transformation in key areas of work across the organisation. These are generic roles within the Council’s strategy and change service which provides support across the organisation, and is flexible in meeting changing priorities. As such the focus of these posts is not fixed but the work is likely to include:
- Working on a wide range of ongoing and emerging policy and strategy work for Corporate Services. This could be working with services to develop and implement innovative new participatory approaches to tackle social isolation or working with members to explore how we can improve our scrutiny function.
- Leading our support to our adults and health scrutiny arrangements, including supporting the important work of the North Central London Joint Overview Scrutiny Committee focused on the emerging thinking for NHS services in the area. This will in particular require strong stakeholder and relationship management skills in a complex and fast moving environment.
Across these roles you will confidently manage projects with high levels of risk and complexity, you will quickly adapt to different working environments and teams on a regular basis. You will take a forward thinking approach to evidence-based policy and research to inform decision-making and implement long-term strategies. With the Camden 2025 plan underway, these roles are crucial to shaping and improving service delivery and corporate priorities across the Council.
For both of these roles the successful candidates will need to have experience of excellent stakeholder management skills, with experience of working with elected members and senior officers, the ability to engage with a range of audiences and present complex information in a clear and accessible manner. A strong background in project management and programme delivery with a recognised qualification in the field or equivalent experience will also be beneficial.
The ability to analyse data and information, as well as a proven record of solving challenging problems using your initiative is important to the role. You will have excellent communication and report writing skills.
Alongside this, the post holders would be expected to have substantial experience of working in one or more of these areas:
- Experience and understanding of local government
- Innovation and future thinking
- Strategic and financial planning, development, implementation and monitoring
- Support for inspection and engagement
- Project and risk management
- Service review and redesign
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.
Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits
Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.
Discover and Diversity
To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website
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 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.
Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 19th September 2018, 23:59
Online Verbal Reasoning and Personality Assessment: w/c 24th September
Interviews to be held: w/c 1st October
Please quote reference: 180000PO
To view the Job Profile please click HERE
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:
15th October, 19th November, 17th December (TBC)