Policy Designer

London Borough of Camden

  • Team: Strategy and Change
  • Grade: Level 5, Zone 1
  • Salary: £46,756
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square and Homeworking due to COVID
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 28th Jan 2021 GMT

Job Description

Starting salary: £46,756 

Job Level and Salary range: Level 5 Zone 1; £46,756 - £54,238 

Work Location:  5 Pancras Square 

Hours per week: 36 

Contract Type: Permanent, Fulltime, 36 hours per week

Closing date: 28 January 2021, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 01 February 2021

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Open to secondments     

About us  

Camden has a vision to become a relational, 21st century organisation which matches the ambition and energy of its citizens. We’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As Policy Designer you will lead policy development and change activity that helps deliver on the ambition of Camden 2025.  

The role  

We have multiple policy design roles available at Camden. These roles are about delivery and changing things on the ground based on evidence. Policy Designers will lead and support a range of policy development projects with design, data, and digital tools at their core.   

Creativity and problem solving will be core to the work as will a relentless focus on what citizens need from local public services. You will be part of a new team working across a diverse portfolio of activity that connects policy thinking to delivery. Working in an agile delivery environment, you will lead and support multi-disciplinary teams from across the organisation, from discovery and problem definition to live change and evaluation.   

In this role you will be as interested in the learning and development of others as you will support learning across the organisation, supporting new ways of working and 

growing confidence with design tools. There will be a strong connection into service design, data and organisational design as part of a wider community of design-focused practitioners which the organisation is keen to grow. 

About you  

The right individual will be focused on delivery and making change at the frontline and see policy as being about this first and foremost. You will be humble, curious and flexible in the way you work, in line with the values of the service.   

You will have a creative, problem solving mindset and be comfortable with complexity as well as capable of taking insight from multiple sources of information and use this to design and test a policy concept. 

You will be also confident working with elected members and other senior stakeholders, along with management skills, capable of leading diverse project teams but also playing a supporting role and helping colleagues to deliver.  

For more information please refer to the job profile.  

Working for Camden 

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, 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 

If you're interested to find out more about this role, we’re hosting a ‘Teams event’ on Wednesday 20th 4.35-5.15, where we'll share thinking about the new team and answer any questions you might have. This webinar will also be open to those externally that are interested in the roles, and you will be able to join anonymously if you prefer.

The link to join is here. We’ll share a list of the questions asked and responses after the event if you’re not able to join. Feel free to send me an email with any questions you’d like to be answered in the session.

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

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 28th Jan 2021

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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