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The role

About Southwark:

Southwark Council is an exciting place to work as we transform the way we work to reflect our drive for excellence We recognise that having the right people, with the right experience and skills, in the right jobs, is at the heart of our organisation. Without this we cannot deliver. We believe that everyone in the team is a valued member and, we will give you responsibility and the opportunity to make a difference from the beginning.

About the Role:

The Digital Transformation Officer roles is to work on delivering our digital change programme. This role will involve user research, monitoring, partnership working and working with consultants as well as working with the planning and digital teams at the council. Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of digital transformation particularly an understanding of how the technology can be used to transform services.

About you:

We are looking for a Digital Transformation Officer with technology and IT skills to work on transforming the planning service in Southwark Council. alongside the planning digital team leader. 

This position would suit an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person with good digital, agile, ICT, oral and written communication skills. You will have experience of engaging with a range of customers and demonstrate good team work ethics.

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete the online application form and detail your suitability for the role, by using the Personal Specification to highlight your skills for the shortlisting criteria.   The Personal Specification can be found, at the bottom of this page under attachments. 

Benefits and more information:

Recruitment timetable


Closing Date: 11:59 PM 5th December 2021

Interview and Assessment: 13  December 2021

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.