The role

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

About the role:

The All Age Disability and Learning Disabilities integrated duty service provides a comprehensive and effective integrated social work response to the needs of children and adults with Learning Disabilities and/or other disabilities in accordance with Children’s and Adults’ legislation, departmental policies and practice.


Our Social Workers undertake strength based social care assessments, determining the needs of individual and ensuring focussed interventions are delivered to safeguard children and young adults and promote independence and positive outcomes.


The successful applicant will provide oversight on unallocated cases, management oversight on incoming safeguarding concerns and day to day duty management such as oversight on case work , urgent placements.


About you:

We are looking for outstanding Duty Senior with a passion for social work and supporting service users

You will have  

- Social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England.

- Relevant social work experience required

- Professional potential and personal attributes to guide families and clients.

- The ability to provide the professional guidance and support in complex assessment and case management functions to  deliver high quality, responsive and customer-focused services.

- The ability to foster and build close working relationships with stake holders.



Please note an Enhanced DBS is required for this role.

For further information and to arrange an informal discussion, please contact: Gillian Heighley Team Manager


Benefits and more information:

We have excellent career progression opportunities.

Find out more about our social work career pathway visit


Recruitment timetable

Application Closing Date: 28/08/2022

Interview and Assessment 8/09/2022

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.