Southwark Council

  • East Peckham, Tonbridge, UK

Our borough

Southwark represents a place of huge excitement and opportunity with a vibrant spirit pushing to achieve more for residents. It is a place of growth, development and opportunity.
A borough with a rich and proud history, strong sense of community and a great ability to transform and renew, sometimes very much against the odds.

Southwark possibly more than most typifies the changes, challenges and opportunities of being part of London as a global premier city and international destination of choice for business, enterprise, entertainment and the arts.

Our borough is home to the architectural gem The Shard, to world-famous attractions such as the Tate Modern, Borough Market, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tower Bridge. 7% of residents work in the cultural sector,complementing famous names including Hilton hotels and Ernst & Young who are based in the area.

There is an incredible range of employment opportunities.


Our future

Regeneration and development abound with some of Europe’s most exciting and complex schemes happening in the borough.


Projects such as the 3 billion redevelopment of Elephant and Castle delivering new homes, parks, leisure facilities and transport links, the future regeneration of the Old Kent Road, Aylesbury, Canada Water and London Bridge Quarter, are being delivered in the borough bringing thousands of new homes and jobs.

The extension of the Bakerloo line is planned to come right through the borough improving transport links and high quality public spaces,building a sustainable future and again creating more jobs for local residents.

As the largest Housing landlord in London, we’re committed to making a real difference to the quality of life for local people, making the home environment cleaner, safer and more modern.
We are developing cycle routes and ‘Healthy Streets’ that will enhance the health and well being of those who use them, plus a safer network of roads and a better commuting experience.

We are a borough that brims confidence and ambition and this is evident in its residents and communities at large. 

We're immensely proud of the work we've done so far and our mission to drive social change - creating a borough where the lives and well being of all our residents are improved now and into the future.


Our values

The Council’s vision to deliver a fairer future for all is underpinned by strongly identified, plain speaking principles that guides all it does. These values of treating residents as if they were a valued member of the family and spending money as if it were from our own pocket are the cornerstone of our work. We are committed to being open, honest and accountable. We are passionate about supporting the potential of every person in the borough, 'making Southwark a place to be proud of' is one of most important values.
21 Apr, 2024
Southwark Council London, UK
The roleThe Role: We are recruiting Social Workers to join our vibrant Special Guardianship and Connected Carers team as part of our Fostering Service. Alongside this team we have two fostering teams within our service. Support offered includes: - Regular supervision with line manager (providing opportunity for reflection and learning). - Group supervision to reflect on case dilemmas with the team and clinical practitioner support - Access to in-house and bespoke training - Regular service development days - Community events and specific team away days Within this role, you will work with prospective carers for children who may be unable to remain in their current home environment and assess and support these carers to offer stable homes and meet these children’s needs. This will include regular visits and reflection regarding children’s presentation and behaviours linking these to attachment, secure base and trauma related theory. You will assess their capacity to care for these...
21 Apr, 2024
Southwark Council London, UK
The roleSouthwark Transfer of Care (Hospital Discharge) Team South are seeking a Weekend Social Worker covering Friday to Tuesday for our busy team covering Kings College and St Thomas' Hospitals. The team provides support for adult service users requiring assessment and provision of services to support safe and timely discharges from hospital. Our social workers work closely with the hospitals multi-disciplinary teams to undertake a range of activities to facilitate discharges within the Discharge to Assess framework, including assessing for and arranging nursing and residential placements and generic packages of care. The team works with a high number of service users with cognitive impairments, therefore social workers regularly complete Mental Capacity Assessments and Best Interest Meetings / decisions, the team also receive Safeguarding referrals from the hospitals and carryout safeguarding enquiries as required. About you: You will be a qualified social worker with good...
21 Apr, 2024
Southwark Council London, UK
The roleFull time, 36 hours per week, Basic salary up to £47,736 per annum 29 days Holiday – rising to 36 days with continuous service We are currently seeking outstanding Social Workers, to join our Safeguarding & Family Support, Assessment & Intervention and Care/Care Leaver services, who have the professional potential and personal attributes that our families need, can share our commitment to improving outcomes for all children and young people and tackling injustice, inequality and racism. About Southwark: We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population. At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities. Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have...
21 Apr, 2024
Southwark Council London, UK
The roleThe Social Worker role We are looking for experienced Social Workers who have a passion to promote the independence, choice and wellbeing of our citizens and their families. Being part of Southwark’s Adult Social Care division means joining a dynamic, creative and supportive network of professionals and skilled colleagues who are committed to improving the wellbeing of our most vulnerable citizens. In Southwark we follow a strength based approach to our practice. You will be working collaboratively with our citizens, their families, allied professionals and our partner agencies to help build upon their strengths and enablers, whilst supporting them to overcome any barriers they may be face. We are a cohesive workforce with senior level visibility and close support networks dedicated to your personal development. We offer a comprehensive training program that can be tailored to your individual learning needs. We will also support you by offering reflective supervision,...