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The role


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Southwark's Community Safety Team. The team brings together a range of professionals focusing on people and places as part of a new Stronger Neighbourhoods Directorate.
This fast-paced environment puts our residents at the forefront, creating a safe place through working closely with partner agencies and cross council, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, providing reassurance, hate crime and fostering trust and confidence.

This role will lead our approach to tackling violence against women and girls, including domestic abuse, women's safety, hate crime and trust and confidence.


About Us


At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and 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 that we do.

About You

The successful candidate will be an experienced manager with a strong commissioning background and excellent partnership skills developed in a community safety or related setting.

To succeed in this role you'll be comfortable working with senior leaders in a large politically-led organisation. You'll be a first-class communicator able to build credible relationships across organisations. And you'll be committed to delivering the very best outcomes for our residents.

Additional Information:

Enhanced DBS check is required

Additional salary details


Benefits and more Information:

This role attracts JNC benefits t to the value of £2724 per annum.

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a motivated, driven and supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members. You will also be part of a successful and high-achieving development team that is making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Recruitment timetable

Advert Closing date: 11:59 pm on Monday 27th May 2024

Interview date: week commencing 10th June 2024

We are an organisation that 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.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

- Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
- Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
- If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition