Executive Opportunities

Director of Corporate Strategy - Camden Council - ROLE NOW CLOSED

Circa £95k

London/South East England

CLOSING DATE: 24-11-2017

This role offers you the chance to be the architect of new frameworks of thinking, and the guide to new structures of doing.

Visiting council offices has probably never been this much fun. Our new community building and headquarters sits right at the heart of the extraordinary and vibrant new development around King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. With neighbours including Central St Martins, the Guardian and Google, and in a stunning public realm that successfully marries old and new, office space and housing, education and leisure, it’s a tangible expression of our vision to create a place that works for everyone.


But it’s the people inside our building who are making the most important difference. The council’s deep commitment to building ‘everyone’s Camden’, and willingness to challenge the status quo, has powered a remarkable transformation in recent years. We’ve articulated a refreshingly clear vision – to make Camden a place where everyone has a chance to succeed, and nobody gets left behind – and there’s a palpable organisational culture of innovation, experimentation and positive accountability.


This role offers you the chance to be the architect of new frameworks of thinking, and the guide to new structures of doing. The best in modern public services understand that we must look outside and beyond legacy concepts and approaches, and develop ways of adapting the best of what’s out there to our own circumstances. And if we’re to

respond thoughtfully and effectively to challenges we can’t yet define, bold suggestions and open, curious minds won’t be a luxury: they’ll be absolutely business-critical.


We’re looking for an inspirational person who can grasp the full range of emerging issues, lead a high-performing team to think effectively and rigorously about what they might mean for us, and then communicate the possibilities with clarity and passion. We’ve a particular interest in understanding how the council can optimise its role as part of a diverse and complementary ecology of public service provision; and since the current Camden Plan runs until the end of 2017, its successor (Camden 2025) will be launched early in 2018, and you’ll play a major part in planning how to turn our new objectives into reality.


We’re uncompromising about your deep commitment to public service, but agnostic as to how you’ve come by it. Candidates may have backgrounds as diverse as strategy consultancy, senior civil service, third sector, or health and care. Whatever your recent experience, we’re most interested in where you’re proposing to take us next. Intellectually strong, with a rich frame of reference, and passionately motivated to tackle inequality and injustice, your appreciative and exacting style will quickly earn you a place in the most interesting conversations we’re having.


Visit Camden-unlocked.co.uk to find out more and apply. For a confidential, informal conversation, please contact our advisers at Cadence Partners on +44 20 7947 4960 or email camdenstrategy@cadencepartners.co.uk

Closing date: 24 November 2017.

Contact Details

Shani Newbold
Tel: 0207 947 4960

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