Want to help shape, mobilise and accelerate change? Come and join us!

3 min readDec 4, 2018

I’ve just joined Camden and I’m loving every minute of it. Its creative energy, vision and its drive to work withe everyone that cares about the borough to help people live together. That’s why I feel very privileged to be recruiting people to join my team to help us mobilise people’s energies around common causes and help them drive systems change across the borough.

Camden has a proud, rebellious spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems, and bring about real social change. As a council, we’re proud to play our role in mobilising the energies of everyone that cares about the borough to help people live well together.

Camden has a strong reputation in thinking differently and leading new ways of working, where our people, the council and others work together differently to develop new solutions, from Citizens Assemblies, Public Collaboration Lab or the Knowledge Quarter. We have neighbourhoods with strong identities at the heart of London, such as Camden Town, Covent Garden or St Pancras, as well as being home to global innovators, such as Google, UCL or the Crick Institute.

We’re looking for people who are passionate & driven to take a leading role in improving strategy and delivering change in transforming how we support our communities. We can offer the role on a fixed term basis until March 2020 and we also offer secondments so we can learn from the best and most creative organisations.

You’ll join us at a critical time as we deliver Camden 2025. You’re a self-starter, ready to take responsibility for finding new ways to get things done. 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’ll be able to confidently plan and manage a range of projects with high levels of complexity, helping seed, accelerate and embed change whilst ensuring the organisation is brought along the journey. Your work will be diverse but you will focus on designing and delivering major programmes. Most importantly, you are passionate about how we can work together with our communities to find the best solutions to tackle complex challenges.

You will strengthen our relationships and being able to influence decisions makers across the council, as well as residents to implement innovative policies and strategies. You will be able to make sense of emerging trends and help people navigate complex change. You’ll take an evidence-based approach, proactively carrying out research & analysis to measure outcomes and inform decision making.

With the implementation of Our Camden 2025 Plan underway, this role is crucial in enhancing the Council’s services and priorities across a variety of disciplines and work streams.

You’re a strategic thinker with experience of being able to develop solutions to complex challenges and coordinate their delivery into solutions that have significant impact.

You take a future focussed approach to regularly delivering service redesigns and reviews, whilst being able to adapt to different environments and teams across the Council.

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to analyse data and confidently articulate clear & compelling solutions across diverse audiences.

Alongside this, you have experience in working in one or more of these areas:

  • Systems change and civic innovation
  • Strategic development, implementation and monitoring
  • Change management, engagement & service redesign
  • Data, research, analysis & performance management
  • Programme, project and risk management

Above all, we’re looking for people who are passionate and have shown they can mobilise people and deliver significant change that improves outcomes for people, whatever sector you come from.

Apply for the post/s before the 1st January and if you’d like to find out more about the role, get in touch with me here or at noel.hatch@camden.gov.uk




Head of Policy Design, Scrutiny & Partnerships @newhamlondon #localgov Co-founder of #systemschange & #servicedesign progs. inspired by @cescaalbanese