Directorate: Corporate Services
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Job Level: Level 5, Zone 1
Salary: £45,504 - £52,786
Contract Type: Fixed Term/ Secondment for 12 Months, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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The successful candidate will be an experienced strategic thinker with experience of delivering large-scale programmes and projects.
You’ll be able to confidently plan and manage a range of activities with high levels of complexity, helping seed, accelerate and embed change whilst ensuring the organisation is brought along the journey.
We’re looking for self-starters, ready to take responsibility for finding new ways to get things done and to help others do so too. You enjoy mobilising people to tackle complex challenges and are confident in navigating ambiguous situations. You enjoy being at the heart of influencing council decision-making and understanding how to translate strategic priorities into impact on the ground.
You must be passionate about collaboration, as this will be essential to the job – both with the organisation and our communities - to find the best solutions to tackle complex challenges.
Please refer to the job profile supplementary information for full details of the role.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to analyse data to present complex information and recommendations in a clear manner to a range of audiences. Engaging communications and report-writing are key aspects of the role.
You will have experience of/interest in working in local government, and of leading strategies and change projects/programmes.
Additionally, you will have experience of one or more of the following areas:
- Strategic planning, development, implementation and monitoring
- Change management
- Data, research, analysis & performance management
We are recruiting for four Principal Policy & Projects Officers. These will each be focused on different areas, outlined below.
Please specify in your application which you will be applying for:
- Parks: Leading on mobilising staff, partners & communities to transform how our parks & green spaces can help people thrive and tackle inequalities.
- Property: Leading on supporting the transformation of a major department to new ways of working that align with our Camden 2025 outcomes & values.
- Corporate: You will support the service better support the strategic priorities of the organisation, providing targeted support to the Director of Participation, Policy & Communications, through working across Corporate Services, Chief Exec’s and Leader’s Office
- Sustainable Homes & Places: You will support the development of strategy & change, working with senior leaders, partners and communities to help deliver Camden 2025’s housing outcomes
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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 Job Profile attached at the bottom of 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: Sunday 5 January 2020, 23:59
Interviews to be held: w/c TBC
Please quote reference: 190000UR
To view the Job Profile please click HERE