Prevention and Wellbeing Project Officer - Open to flexible working

Camden, London (Greater)
£38,297 per annum
04 Jul 2022
17 Jul 2022

Starting salary: £38,297

Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1

Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Hours per week: 36

Contract type: Secondment / Fixed Term x2 (1x 12 month and 1x 18 month)

Closing date: Sunday 17th July 2022, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 25th July and w/c 1st August (likely to be on Wednesday 27th July and Monday 1st August). There will be a test as part of the recruitment process.

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 listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. 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, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

To achieve our mission, we’re looking for two project officers to join our dynamic service. This is your opportunity to help shape the Adult Social Care transformation and service development and influence the work of the Integrated Care Partnerships.

Taking an early help approach is key to the successful delivery of our ambition in Adult Social Care. You’ll manage the Adult Social Care information and advice resources, including the external website Camden Care Choices, keeping the content current, accessible and relevant to a wide range of stakeholders. You will be responsible for researching, developing, delivering and keeping up to date all of our policy and practice guidance which is varied and in the coming year will have a strong focus on social care reform including quality assurance. You aren’t expected to be an expert in every topic but you will be able to seek out and work with experts, initiate discussions and collaborations with stakeholders, and find relevant information which will enable you to deliver your work.

Developing and maintaining strong partnerships is important to this role. You will also be responsible for driving change through a number of projects which will contribute to the delivery of Supporting People, Connecting Communities and Camden’s Integrated Care Partnership priority of neighbourhoods and community connectedness. This cannot be done in isolation and you will be working with colleagues across the Council, NHS, Voluntary Community Sector and with residents and carers to collaborate and take every opportunity to co-produce work. You’ll make it your priority to ensure everyone has a voice, and there is always full consideration of local needs and opportunities.

You will be accountable to various governance groups and boards through your work. You should be prepared to use various project management tools and skills to deliver timely and accurate outcomes.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

The ideal person will be curious to look for new ways of doing things and always want to learn and find out more. We’re looking for people who can think creatively and innovate in all they do.

You will bring a good understanding of project management tools. This is a great development opportunity if you have some project experience but want to further develop your project management skills. Crucially, you’re also great with people. You will need great communication and influencing skills along with the ability to develop and present reports to a high standard. You will be passionate about providing good quality information and advice and how if this is given in the right place and at the right time can improve the lives of Camden’s citizens. Although, you will be in a working in a team that includes three project officers, you should also be able to work under your own initiative and have the ability to manage a complex and diverse workload. Having a good understanding of Adult Social Care and Health or come with experience of similar environments is essential.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, 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.

For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.