About Southwark Council
The Southwark skyline is an impressive sight. The incredibly diverse range of buildings, offices and social facilities make it a real mix of old and new. Extending from the River Thames into south-east London, Southwark encompasses some of the capital’s cultural hotspots, vibrant communities and acclaimed green spaces. Our central location provides –
Southwark Council are based in open plan, modern offices at the heart of London Bridge. With a strong and diverse team of over 4,500 employees based at this location, the working environment is vibrant and energetic. We’re all working towards the same goal of delivering for the people of Southwark and improving their everyday - helping to provide better council services for those who need them most.
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 the work of the council. Our values will continue to inform all the work we do across the council and what you can expect from us. 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
81% of our employees feel aligned to Southwark’s visions and values
We work in passionate, motivated and caring teams and we meet regularly to discuss our work. If you’re looking to work for a large, public sector organisation, consider Southwark. We can offer the broadest choice of roles from office based to field based, whether you’re just beginning your career or you’re at the top of the career ladder, Southwark have lots of internal and secondment opportunities available so there is constant challenge and opportunity at your finger tips.
Living Wage Employer
We became an accredited Living Wage employer in 2011. This means that we pay all our directly employed staff the Living Wage and promote the Living Wage throughout our supply chain and in our work with local supply chains and regeneration schemes.
Out of Office
We have a team for just about anything and if there isn’t one, feel free to create one! With 4,500 people under one office roof, you’re bound to find someone who shares your interest. From lunch time run clubs to competitive (and not so competitive) volley ball matches, to the dedicated weekend-er 5k park runs to book clubs, or just the usual dinner or drinks after work, we work well in work and outside of work.