Early Years Locality Leader

190000SI Requisition #
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We are looking for a Locality Leader to join the existing four managers to be part of our senior management team. To be considered for this exciting opportunity the successful candidate will be educated to degree level and/or possess significant senior management experience in a relevant service area. You are likely to have a background in early education, public health services, early year’s family work or social work. You will be an experienced leader and manager, with the skills to lead change, be innovative and solution-focused, to deliver significant service transformation programmes. Experience of working within a complex system, confidently managing ambiguity and uncertainty is essential to lead the change programmes successfully and embed new ways of working.


You will have an in-depth knowledge of relevant research evidence and policy. You will be able to translate this knowledge into coherent service design and delivery, purposeful partnership working and parental involvement. You will be committed to driving integration and be able to communicate the benefits this brings to staff, families and best use of resources. 


You will be able to demonstrate skills in achieving service improvement using a range of data to gain insights, including user feedback. You will understand the importance of robust quality assurance processes and measuring success through evidence of outcomes.


You will be able to demonstrate experience of leading teams, enabling the team to work to the deliver the service vision and priorities and contribute to setting the direction of the service. You will ensure there is a clear focus on priorities that link to meeting and adapting to customers’ needs. You will ensure staff have opportunities for professional development and creating a culture of continuous learning, using a variety of approaches.


You will therefore have the skills, experience, vision, drive and leadership qualities to enable a high performing service to deliver the best possible outcomes for children, and their families, from pregnancy to age 5 years.


About Camden 


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.

HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

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Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard

Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard.  The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any 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.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 16th February 2020

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th March 2020

Please quote reference: 190000SI

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are Monday 17th February 2020, Monday 16th March 2020 and Monday 20th April 2020

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