Equality and Diversity

Our workforce Equality, Diversity and Inclusion statement:

"Southwark Council celebrates the richness of our diverse communities and we are proud of our borough.

We commit to paying special attention to the needs of all our diverse communities with particular focus on our most vulnerable residents and will be inclusive in the ways we co-create and co-design services with our residents.

We recognise that we may not have always got this right in the past but we are dedicated to intensifying our commitments to strengthen engagement with staff, residents, businesses and the wider community in order to shape and deliver on the promise of a fairer future for all."


Everyone involved in recruitment decisions has been trained in equality and diversity issues and has a responsibility to uphold the reputation of the Council. All job applicants are asked to complete monitoring data about themselves. This is not made available to recruitment panels but is used to help us check that we are employing people in a fair and non-discriminatory way.

Applications from disabled candidates

We want to attract the best and most talented people to work for us and we will interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy. Therefore, please state within your application if you have a disability, and advise us of any reasonable adjustments we should consider to support you during the recruitment process.

Southwark is an accredited member of the Disability Confident Scheme, which means that we meet five commitments regarding the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of people with disabilities. We also place great emphasis on supporting our disabled employees and give them a voice through our well-established network for disabled staff, and support from our dedicated HR specialists.