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London Borough of Camden Overview

London, England
5001 to 10000 employees
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The Camden Way

The Camden Way sets out five core values that represent a step change in how we work and are our guide to how we want to work with each other and our partners to deliver the Camden Plan and Financial Strategy.

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London Borough of Camden – Why Work For Us?


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Camden: home to sprawling street markets, world-famous music venues, first-class museums and theatres, London Zoo, 681 acres of Hampstead Heath and some of the city’s busiest transport hubs.

Covering 22 square kilometres of inner London, with bustling Covent Garden at its tip and fed by the arteries of Euston and King’s Cross, the borough fans out to Kilburn in the west, Hampstead and Highgate in the north and Kentish Town to the east.

In Camden, community is everything.  We want to create a place where everyone feels involved and proud to live in. The way we work demands us to think differently and find new and innovative ways to deliver first class services, making sure everyone knows they have a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind. As one of London’s most diverse and vibrant boroughs, we have the opportunity to create a place that works for everyone. And we’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate people to join us in this exciting venture.

Are you ready for the next step?

We are Camden. 


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In common with everyone in our sector, we are experiencing a prolonged period of change and The Camden Way focusses us on how we will tackle these changes and what we need to do to succeed in the future.  

We are Camden when we:

Deliver for the people of Camden We always remember that we are here for the residents, businesses and communities of Camden; so the people of Camden know we are acting on their behalf.  We actively respond to and learn from what they say about us.

Work as one team We work together as ‘one Camden’ with colleagues and partners to make a difference to the people of Camden. We share information, learning and working practices, and join things up for our residents. The challenges we face are bigger than any one of us, any team or any single organisation.   By acting together we will deliver the Camden plan.

Take pride in getting it right We take personal pride in delivering the right services, right first time. We go the extra mile to meet the expectations our residents, businesses and communities have of us.  We take personal responsibility for getting things done.

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Find better ways We find new and innovative ways to deliver results that matter for the people of Camden, and use our resources ever more efficiently to deliver value for money. We take advantage of changes in technology to create exciting opportunities to rethink and change the way we work.  We learn from experience and feedback; and challenge each other so that we are the best we can be.

Take a lead We are inspired to take a lead – sometimes on big projects, sometimes in much smaller individual ways. We are clear about the expectations and rules that the organisation has set out for all of us. We take the initiative at all levels and are flexible and pro-active in solving problems within in our everyday roles.

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Cutting-edge, challenging, vibrant and diverse - at Camden we are committed to excellence in everything we do.

With around 4,000 staff, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better and cheaper ways of doing things.

Our vision is to make Camden a better borough.  We’re going to create a place that works for everyone. Our vision for Camden is as a borough of opportunity; where individuals and communities fulfil their own potential, both in their economic and social life. We want people in Camden to live in safe and harmonious communities, feel connected to where they live, and know that they can influence what happens around them.

Our plan is to make the most of the economic growth of the borough, build sustainable communities, improve services to get things right first time, find new solutions to long standing complex challenges and bring strategic leadership to strengthen and build new partnerships.  We call this the Camden Plan. 

Our staff are at the heart of being able to deliver the Camden Plan and we will need to transform the way we do things and work in new and different ways to achieve this. We don't just want people to fit into a Camden job -  we need people who share our values.  We recruit for attitude and develop for skills.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

Together we are Camden.


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Camden’s strength lies in its diversity and we actively welcome people from all backgrounds.  We believe our organisation will be a better, more creative and innovative place to work if we can harness the benefit of lots of different perspectives. 

We value and celebrate the diversity that exists within our community and look to see it reflected in our workforce. We are committed to creating a working environment in which everyone can take full part, and integrate fairness and equity into every aspect of our employment practices.

We pride ourselves on paying all our staff and contractors the London Living Wage (LLW). Camden has also committed to becoming the country’s first Timewise council as part of its work to help parents balance work with childcare, which 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.

We want you to love working at Camden.  Below are just some of the benefits you can expect when you join us.

Work/Life Balance

  • Our award winning, state of the art main building at Pancras Square is ideally situated for Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston stations and boasts a gym, swimming pool, library and cafes
  • We offer 25 days' annual leave entitlement plus 2 extra days per year after 5 years of service and the option to buy additional annual leave (holiday entitlements may vary depending on the job you do)
  • We value output over hours. We recognise our people have responsibilities and interests outside of work and we support flexible working arrangements.  includes flexi-time, part-time, job-share, term-time, home-based working and career breaks - all dependant on your job role and needs of the service

Health and Wellbeing

  • Cycle to Work Scheme, with savings of between 32% and 42% on the standard retail price of a new bike can be madeDiscover section
  • Corporate rates for membership of GLL - Better Leisure, with a state of the art gym right in the building at 5 Pancras Square
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Hearing tests, Eye tests and Health checks

Other Perks

  • A competitive salary; plus we also reward people for their performance and contribution to the business through our annual variable payment scheme.
  • An interest free season ticket/travelcard loan scheme
  • A Childcare Voucher scheme which can be used to pay for registered childcare for children up to 16 years old
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme which offers death in service benefits and ill health retirement provisions. Contribution rates start from 5.5% with the contribution rate based on salary.
  • A collection of staff discount and cashback deals available every day of the year, on shops and health clubs, travel and insurance
  • Discounts on products from over 600 of the worlds-leading technology manufacturers


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    Pros

    INNOVATION: it is a creative place; we've recently won a digital city award, what an achievement for a local government. We are changing how we are delivering services; our thinking puts residents at the heart of everything we do. This makes us look at our services from residents' perspective, therefore our services become increasingly joined up. It isn’t just about technology though; however it is one of the key enablers.

    CHALLENGE: Colleagues at work are my critical friends; they are very knowledgeable and know the key trends in the market/sector; they challenge me, keep me on my toes and make me work harder to deliver better results.

    DEVELOPMENT: I am able to access a lot of different training, most recently I was trained to become a mediator, something I was interested in and that I thought would make me a better manager.

    LOCATION: doesn't get better than KX:) Camden is well located and our new office is so pleasurable to work from.

    Cons

    Despite the changes we are still very hierarchical in places and there are packets of old school thinking that hold back our progress.

    Advice to Management

    More empowerment and transparency in decision making.

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    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at London Borough of Camden (London, England) in June 2016.

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    I had to submit my CV with a covering letter via the Camden recruitment candidate portal. I also had to complete application specific questions in which I had to relate my experiences to the questions asked.

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    • I was interviewed by two people from the department I applied for. I was asked five questions which were based on the values of the council. The questions were specific and were relative to the role I applied for.   1 Answer
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