Director of Community Services
Directorate: Supporting Communities
Location: 5 Pancras Square
Salary: c. £90k
Contract Type: Permanent, full time, 36 hours per week
You’ll join the senior leadership team of a high-performing organisation at the leading edge of local government. We want you to feel that you’re not merely delivering discrete services; rather, you’re maximising their aggregate potential in an integrated and holistic way, to create and sustain exceptional community outcomes. Accountable for creating a genuinely shared municipal endeavour between Camden’s council, citizens and communities, you’ll work collaboratively to develop new and innovative approaches to participation and engagement. Strong partnership working within Camden, across London, and nationally will be a fundamental success factor.
Our new Director of Community Services will be an impressive and accomplished professional, likely to have significant experience in a public service or related organisation, with a clear track record of leading excellent services and influencing at a senior level across the wider political spectrum. You’ll be at home with an iterative, listening, evidence-based culture, which tests new approaches and is instinctively reflective: which genuinely puts citizens at the heart of what we do; and which works at system level to innovate in meaningful ways. Highly effective leadership skills are essential, and specific experience of multi-agency working on issues such as community safety, voluntary organisations and community cohesion would be a distinct advantage.
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 Timewise 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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Working at Camden
We want you to love working at Camden. Below are just some of the benefits you can expect when you join us.
A competitive salary; plus, we also reward you for your performance and contribution to the business through our annual variable payment scheme of up to 2% of salary.
A strong flexible working culture which is critical to the delivery of high quality and value for money service. Job share applications are welcome.
Our award winning, state of the art main building at Pancras Square is ideally situated for King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston stations, and boasts a gym (with discounted membership for employees), swimming pool, library and cafes.
An interest-free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme.
A competitive pension which offers death in service benefits and ill health retirement provisions.
30 days' annual leave entitlement and the option to buy additional annual leave.