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Senior Policy and Project Officer

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2838
  • Published: Thu 13/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £47,394
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

Starting salary: £47,394
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 2
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent 
Closing date: Wednesday 26^th June 2024; 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 

About Camden

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Our residents and communities are at the heart of everything we do. 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.  Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

How You’ll Be Involved

Camden are looking for a Senior Policy and Projects Officer to support with our School Places Planning work, and other policy and projects work across the education portfolio. The role involves data analysis, presenting and communicating data to stakeholders in both written reports and visually, alongside wider policy and project management work.

In this role you will support and coordinate work with high levels of complexity or risk. You will work in a variety of disciplines and environments across the whole organisation, including with senior leaders, to assist in the delivery of the council’s corporate and directorate priorities.

Working within the Supporting People Strategy Team, in the Children & Learning team, you will engage with a range of stakeholders, both within and beyond the council, to inform decision-making, build partnerships and improve the experience and quality of services for residents. You will also make intelligent use of data to improve service delivery and measure outcomes.

The Supporting People Strategy Team supports the organisation to deliver priority work through flexible and responsive policy and project support. The role also includes involvement in other projects and strategy, or policy development. The successful candidate is likely to be involved in strategy development and implementation projects across Children & Learning.

All About You

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

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.

You will have strong stakeholder management skills, able to build relationships, manage complex partnerships and work with senior council officers and councillors. 

Additionally, you will have experience of one or more of the following areas:

  • Strategic planning, development, implementation and monitoring
  • Change management
  • Engagement
  • Data, research, analysis & performance management


If you would like to get a better sense of whether this role would be right for you, and to find out more about the work we do, we hope you’ll take us up on the offer to get in touch with Florence Henry at florence.henry@camden.gov.uk


How To Apply

To view the Job Profile, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/10519348/file/document?inline

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. 

What We Offer

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits. From flexible working to 27 days annual leave (+ bank holidays!). We also know that a work life balance is extremely important so we also offer family leave, loan schemes and access to our incredible staff networks. We also have an incredible pensions scheme. 

Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' for more details.

Inclusion and Diversity 

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity 

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 resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG,

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

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  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 2838
  • Published: Thu 13/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £47,394
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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