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Camden Council: Career Returners Programme

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Camden Career Returners

Are you an experienced professional who has taken a long career break and is now ready to get back to work?

Camden Council is partnering with Women Returners to offer a new programme to support talented men or women back into work after an extended career break of two or more years.

Women Returners are an organisation who support people who wish to return to work after a long term career break of two years or more, they want to help create more flexible career paths which remove the current career gap penalty.

 About Camden Career Returners

We’re offering successful applicants a paid six-month placement, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role. A range of flexible working options are available, dependant on the role.

We have a wide range of mid to senior level roles available in Finance, Legal and IT for experienced professionals, and you will be placed in an area which matches your professional experience.

To support you back into the workplace, you will receive coaching from Women Returners, a mentor from within Camden Council and have opportunities to network across the organisation.

You will receive a competitive package of pay and benefits during the programme.

 About Camden

There’s nowhere like Camden. Stretching from Covent Garden to Hampstead and Highgate, Camden is the beating heart of London and home to 230,000 people from all walks of life.

We have a proud rebellious spirit, that throughout history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change. We’re also home to international institutions and businesses, museums and theatres, world famous markets and some of the best live music venues in the capital.

We believe in public services and we are proud of the public services we provide. We work together to make Camden a better borough – a place where everyone has a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind. Together we will create a place for everyone and where everyone has a voice.

The roles


Our legal team undertake varied caseloads across a range of disciplines.  We provide support to both council departments and other public bodies – and the work we do directly affects residents’ lives.  One of the roles we have here at Camden is for a Housing Lawyer.   London is facing an unprecedented housing crisis. We know that the affordability of housing is a big concern for our residents, staff, local businesses and our public sector partners – and providing decent affordable homes is a major priority for us. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide a high quality and comprehensive legal service on all aspects of law relating to the area of housing.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


From day one you will be part of a large team helping to drive forward Camden’s financial strategy – and ensure we remain innovative and creative in our response to the challenging financial climate.  We have recently been accredited as a CIPFA Platinum Employer which furthermore demonstrates we are an employer of choice. One of the numerous roles in Finance is for a Systems Accountant where you will help maintain and develop our corporate financial system(s) and interfaces, acting as the Council’s expert on any purchases or changes that have an impact on financial systems.


This is an exciting time in the digital transformation journey for Camden. Digital technology plays an increasingly important role across service delivery, and citizen engagement is key in our ambitious plans. We are working together with our partners to deliver the services that local people need in the way that they want. We have a number of roles across IT including Project Managers and Senior Project Managers, the job takes responsibility for the definition, documentation and safe execution of medium-scale projects, engaging with stakeholders and actively participating in all phases of the project.

Pay and Flexible Working

Camden offers competitive pay and benefits and is always open to conversations about flexible working arrangements.  Salary during the work placement is dependent on the role you are appointed to and details will be available at the interview.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected].  Don’t forget to CLEARLY show your career break on your CV.

Closing date for applications: 10th February 2019

Interviews will be held during week commencing: 25th February 2019

Camden Career Returners start date: 29th April 2019

With any queries, please email [email protected]     





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