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.

Every child and young person deserves a good start in life. But for some children, these formative years aren’t going as well as we’d hope – and that’s where Children’s Social Care comes in. We’re there to try and get things back on track for children, young people and their parents and we have opportunities for suitably qualified mental health staff to be a key part of this crucial work.

The role:

We’re looking for a Senior Clinical Practitioner to support our Clinical Services Managers and focus on development of skills in court reporting and psychometric assessments across the service, alongside provision of supervision and direct clinical work.

This role has the scope to transform the lives of every child, adolescent, parent and carer you come into contact with. We are particularly keen to meet applicants with skills in working with adults as well as with children.

About you:

The post is suitable for UK registered systemic practitioner psychologists and other registered mental health practitioners with formal qualifications in psychometric assessments.

We can offer you quality clinical supervision, resources, training and support to do the job well. Our approach engenders a shared sense of accountability, reflective space and support.  Southwark as a borough is committed to actively anti-racist practice with children and families and creating an anti-racist working environment and we are particularly keen to attract applicants who will improve the extent to which our workforce represents the population we serve.

A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required.

For further information and to arrange an informal discussion, please contact
Dr. Jenny Taylor, Head of Clinical Services – 

Benefits and more information:


Recruitment timetable

Advert Closing date - 11:59 23rd January 2022

Interviews - week commencing 7th February 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.