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Design Programme Manager
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1719
  • Published: Sat 21/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Design Programme Manager

Starting salary: £49,930
Job level: Level 5 Zone 1
Work location: 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36, Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 29th January 2023 at 23:59 PM
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 

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.

About us
Camden is an ambitious, civic borough; full of participation, energy and community spirit focused on making sure Camden is a place where everyone can succeed, where nobody gets left behind and where everybody has a voice. Camden 2025 is our vision for the future of Camden and we need exceptional Design Managers to help us deliver on the ambitions contained within it.

Camden has long held design aspirations and believes that only through a sustainable, inclusive and engaging built environment can we fully achieve our Camden 2025 vision.  Camden has exceptional architecture and place from previous centuries and continues to lead in design excellence through the delivery of celebrated and awarded development.  We have an ambitious investment programme building high quality new homes, schools and spaces while our planning service is at the forefront of built environment thinking.   

The role

The Urban Design Team at Camden is growing.  We have created two Design Programme Manager positions to develop and deliver our service offer to internal and external clients.  One will lead our offer to the local planning authority producing high quality planning and urban design documents and expertise to Development Management, Planning Policy, Placeshaping and Euston/HS2. The other will lead on our offer to services across the Supporting Communities Directorate and external stakeholders including Housing Delivery (Community Investment Programme), Regeneration, Transport, Green Spaces and Inclusive Economy. 

As a manager you will lead by example to support and encourage diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking within the workplace and in the delivery of our services to create a truly inclusive directorate.

About you
We are looking for experienced design professionals who not only believe in our journey and approach but who have the passion and commitment to continue to move us forward in our ambition to be a place of innovation and impact for our citizens and communities.  We are looking for a creative thinker and project/programme manager who can deliver corporate objectives through high quality services to our client services within the directorate and beyond.

You will have substantial experience in both the design and delivery of projects and experience of development management, pre-application negotiations, critiquing, and peer review.  You will have exceptional influencing and judgement skills and programme management abilities.  A background where you have closely and effectively worked with politicians (or equivalent) is desirable and you must have good political awareness.  Overall, you will need to have the same core values and level of ambition as set out in Camden 2025 and Our Camden Plan.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

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.

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 our recruitment website

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 or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.