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 Sep, 2023
Southwark Council London, UK
The roleFull time, 36 hours per week, Basic salary up to £45,381 per annum 28 days Holiday – rising to 36 days with continuous service There are few better feelings as a children’s social worker than knowing you have the backing of your colleagues to try new approaches that protect vulnerable children and young people. Here at Southwark, that’s the way we work: group supervision, close multi-agency relationships and senior-level visibility all come together to allow you to do things differently. Join us and you’ll find a career few can match for positive impact and progress. We are dedicated to high quality relationship-based social work, that is child-centred, family-minded, strengths and evidence-based, outcome-focused and fair. We are looking for outstanding social workers with a passion for direct work, and will support you with a comprehensive training and career progression offer, reflective group supervision, an in-house Clinical Service for advice and support, small teams...
21 Sep, 2023
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,...
21 Sep, 2023
Southwark Council London, UK
The roleFull time, 36 hours per week Basic salary up to £51,783 per annum 29 days Holiday – rising to 36 days with continuous service We are seeking outstanding Senior Social workers to join our Safeguarding &Family Support and Assessment & Intervention services, who have the professional potential and personal attributes that our families need, and can share our commitment to improving outcomes for all children and young people and tackling injustice, inequality and racism. Children & Families Our most recent Ofsted inspection was graded as ‘good’ in all areas. The children in our care said we are a “special council and are like a family to them”. “Staff enjoy working in Southwark. Their morale is high, and they appreciate the high level of support, the career progression opportunities, the learning and development offer and the ambition that the organisation has for them.” Ofsted, November 2022 At Southwark Children’s Services, we pride ourselves on doing our vital...