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The role

Are you looking for a new role in an ambitious and driven Technology & Digital Service? We've recently created a new architecture function, and we're now looking for our first Solutions Architect to join the team.

We're looking for a Solutions Architect to be responsible for technical development, maintenance and exploitation the Council’s application and solution estate providing significant input into shaping application strategies and transformation programmes. You will be responsible for developing and executing application standards across the business and supporting the drive toward application rationalisation, consolidation and reuse. You will have an understanding of the application estate and the management of technological risk.

This is a permanent role, based in our London Bridge offices, with flexible working options available.

About Us:

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

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.

Technology and Digital Services are a highly valued partnering service that enables the business to transform themselves and the services they deliver in a collaborative way in accordance with the council’s Technology and Digital Inclusion Strategy. Technology & Digital Services is striving to deliver the following vision:

- Support and enable Southwark’s digital vision

- Position IT as a strategic enabler

- Deliver a customer centric service

- Deliver an enterprise IT function which is modern and reliable, offering multi-speed IT capability

To Apply:

In order to formally apply for the role, please submit your CV to alongside a supporting statement (no more than 2 pages) saying why you are interested and highlighting your relevant experience.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail please contact Ben Tuckfield on 07921336686 or email 


Additional salary details

Please note the salary range for this role is £63,599 - £70,697 per annum (inclusive of market supplement).

Benefits and more information:

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.

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

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 11:59 on 26/11/2023

We reserve the right to close the advert early if we receive suitable applications

Interview date: week commencing 04/12/202

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 programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.