Southwark is 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 as well major institutions such as Tate Modern, London Southbank Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Southbank University.

We have a young, diverse and growing population. And we stand together.

At Southwark Council we’re committed to making our borough just and fair, and taking positive action to tackle inequalities. 

Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and together we are moving forwards from the pandemic to rebuild our economy and create a greener borough for our growing population to thrive in.

The passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities.

Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality, underpins all we do.

We value our employees in the same way we value and support our residents, and our staff enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working hours and arrangements, generous annual leave and comprehensive learning and development opportunities. Working for Southwark Council means you will be part of a committed network of individuals whose work really makes a difference to people’s lives.

Southwark Council’s values

Everything that we do as a council is to achieve our vision of a fairer future for all in Southwark. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do and they've helped us form the values that underpin our work.

Our values are:

  • treating residents as if they were a valued member of our own family
  • being open, honest and accountable
  • spending money as if it were from our own pocket
  • working for everyone to realise their own potential
  • making Southwark a place to be proud of
  • always work to make Southwark more equal and just
  • stand against all forms of discrimination and racism

Why work with us

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance for our staff. Southwark employees benefit from:

  • Basic annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days (plus bank holidays), rising to 37 days with continuous service
  • Generous local government salary related pension (LGPS)
  • Cycle to work and cycle loan scheme
  • Season-ticket loan (interest free)
  • Confidential wellbeing and counselling support
  • A range of training and development opportunities and support to maintaining your CPD.
  • A strong supportive management team.
  • A friendly and supportive working environment.

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