Chief Executive’s Project and Policy Officer
Location: Mostly homeworking during COVID.
£41,952 - £48,663
Contract Type: 12 month Secondment, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. 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. As the Chief Executive’s Project and Policy Officer, you’ll play a pivotal role at the heart of the Council, working on a variety of projects to tackle deep rooted challenges and ensure Camden is a place where nobody gets left behind.
The CEO’s mission is to lead an ambitious and diverse organisation, delivering a vision for a Camden that is fairer, more sustainable and more equal. At the core of this is a sense of a humane, relational Council, engaging the voices and priorities of our communities. This vision honours the strengths of the organisation but also presents a strong case for change, including the development of a 21st century, post-bureaucratic organisation.
Amongst other things, this requires greater openness, transparency, and an ability to work at a pace that matches the ambition and creativity of Camden's citizens.
The role of the Chief Executive’s Policy and Project Officer will be at the heart of this mission.
You don’t need to come from a traditional policy background. You will by motivated by a desire to reduce inequality and injustice and have a passion for public services. It would be beneficial for you to have an understanding of, and insight into, front line services and will be able to apply your knowledge of our communities to ground strategic projects in the lived experience of residents.
You will support the Chief Executive to push the organisation to match the ambition of our communities and expand the managerial imagination. As such you will need to have good interpersonal skills with confidence to deal with people at all levels. You will also have a good understanding of the complexities of the relationship between officers and elected members and be able to handle politically sensitive information and situations with diplomacy, tact and the highest degree of confidentiality.
You will work as part of a team across the Chief Executive’s Office, Cabinet Office and with colleagues in Corporate Strategy and Policy Design work to drive priority projects that accelerate changes to meet our Camden 2025 ambitions.
Working for Camden you’ll receive a host of great benefits, Click HERE to see full details.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website.
How to apply:
At Camden, we value and celebrate difference and encourage diversity in all respects. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of other non-white ethnicities.
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 noted in the Job Profile. 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.
If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role please contact Fionnuala Crean-Murphy, Head of the Chief Executive’s Office.
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 22 November 2020, 23:59
Interview Dates (subject to change) – 26 / 27 November 2020
Please quote reference: 200000F2
To view the Job Profile please click HERE
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