HS2 is a key priority for Camden Council due to the unprecedented and significant impacts on the Borough. As construction ramps up, we are moving into a new phase of work and are creating new models of community participation in the local area. The focus of our work is to ensure that our Camden 2025 vision is upheld in areas affected by HS2, despite the negative and counter-productive effects of construction.
We are looking for an experienced community engagement professional who is able to support communities dealing with disruptive and distressful impacts of construction. This is a fast paced, high profile role that requires an individual who is able to build strong relationships with our community groups in order to support their needs.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right person.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and will be able to communicate confidently and empathetically with a wide range of groups including residents, businesses, elected members, senior leaders and other stakeholders.
The right individual will be able to clearly demonstrate skills, knowledge and the experience set out in the job profile. However, you will have excellent customer care standards and an understanding of the role of local government in supporting residents and businesses. You will have keen political awareness and will have experience of working with publicly elected representatives or equivalent roles. You will also have experience in organising, managing and coordinating cross-service projects that lead to successful outcomes.
This will be coupled with strong analytical skills, ability to resolve issues at pace, ability to motivate and enable people through collaborative working, good working knowledge of the HS2 scheme, knowledge of key partnership organisations and the understanding of current public policy issues are all very important requirements of this role.
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 Time wise 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.
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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 the 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. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 30 June 2019 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 8 July 2019
Please quote reference: 190000AZ
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 19 August 2019 and 16 September 2019.