Chief Executive

Camden, London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
22 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full time

At Camden Council, we have a vision. A roadmap for building a better place, where everyone has a chance to succeed and nobody gets left behind. We value the voices within our diverse communities, and we want them to be heard. We call this plan Camden 2025. To deliver our vision for Camden, we need an exceptional Chief Executive. One who can ensure we continue improving the lives of people who live, visit, study and work in our wonderful borough.

As an inspirational yet humble leader, you’ll mobilise Camden’s community to achieve amazing things. It’s about giving them what they need to fulfil their creativity, passion and energy. We’re already a highly performing organisation, but you’ll make sure we continue being at the leading edge of local government. You’ll be responsible for creating opportunities for reform, innovation and improvement. You’ll do this by reaching outside of the organisation, forming strong partnership working with Camden, London and the rest of the country. And you’ll ensure we carry on finding new ways of working that allows Camden’s people, the Council and partners to come together, and to fulfil our Camden Plan. 

To join us, you’ll bring an impressive track record at an Executive level within local government (or comparable sector). You’ll also know how to work with a clear vision, and have the values and behaviours that support a strong political leadership. In fact, you’ll be able to understand the political priorities of the Cabinet, and have strong political awareness. With a successful history of developing others and of significant organisational achievement, you can get the most out of good ideas while trusting others to see things through. You’ll also have experience of challenging conventional management logic and of implementing significant innovation. However, it’s also vital that you are the right fit for Camden. Which is why you’ll do this for the right reasons. For our resident. For our communities. For Camden.

Closing Date: 11th November 2018

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