Camden Graduate Trainee

  • Camden, North West London (NW1)
  • £28,343 with progression up to £32,874

Camden Graduate Trainee

Ref: 170000B7
Directorate: Corporate Services, Supporting Communities & Supporting People
Location: 5 Pancras Square
Job Level: Level 3, zone 1
Salary: £28,343 with progression up to £32,874 
Contract Type: Permanent, full time, 36 hours per week
25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

This is an exciting time to join Camden, it’s a time of change and challenge but we have the ambition and we need the best people to help us deliver our new strategy. This Council has a fundamental ambition to reduce inequality in the borough and tackle some of the longstanding social problems head on - from child poverty and housing to domestic violence and mental health. We believe the best way we can do this is by taking a fresh look at how we can tackle underlying social problems.

This is why we’re looking for individuals with fresh ideas, different perspectives and the necessary skills to come and play a key part in our journey of improvement, finding new ways to make progress. Joining our graduate programme will put you at the forefront of our organisation.

We are looking for three highly motivated graduates who aspire to build a leadership career in the public sector and can take up the challenge of studying for an accredited higher apprenticeship whilst working full time. You can expect to gain real experience of Camden by spending the first two years rotating across the various functions in our Corporate Services, Supporting Communities and Supporting People directorates in 4-6 months placements before moving into a substantive post. This will include working within front line, operational and strategic teams and challenging, innovating and contributing to service improvement.

To be considered for this post, you will have or expect to obtain a minimum 2.2 degree qualification, and grade C or above in at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths.

You will demonstrate a sound understanding of the challenges and opportunities that Camden faces and you will need to show that your values align to the Camden Way. You will have knowledge of the issues facing local government and make the case about what you will bring to Camden that makes you the person we are looking for.

You will possess excellent digital, communication, and leadership skills. The ability to build strong working relations and act as a proactive team player are essential to the role.

In Camden community is everything. Our community is highly diverse and we want to, as far as possible reflect this in our workforce; we therefore particularly welcome applications from people from BAME backgrounds, as well as people who live in the borough.

In return, you can expect a great range of benefits including

  • Sponsorship and support to gain an accredited Level 4 Associate Project Manager higher apprenticeship qualification
  • Interest free season ticket loan and discounted corporate gym membership
  • A mentor from within the leadership of the organisation
  • Opportunity to attend Council meetings and work with Camden’s partners.
  • Opportunity to become part of a network of Camden graduates
  • A fantastic pension scheme, central location, digital and flexible work environment

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 or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

About Camden

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.

The way we work demands us to think differently and find new, 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. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate people to join us in this exciting venture. Apply today and discover your career at Camden.

The application process will include

  • Completing the online application
  • Verbal reasoning assessment and work focused challenge.
  • Interview and final assessment
  • Key dates to note are
  • Closing date: Sunday 7 January 2018 at23:59.
  • Shortlist tasks: 29 Jan – 2 February 2018
  • Interview and assessment morning: w/c 19 February 2018.
  • Expected start date: 17 September 2018.

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