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.


The Role:

An exciting opportunity within our Supported Pathways Hostels.

Managing a caseload of vulnerable adults who have a history of homelessness, rough sleeping and complex needs. This involves supporting them through the housing pathway in a holistic way, signposting to relevant external agencies and assisting with welfare benefits.

Supporting them in securing their next stage housing, providing resettlement support so that they successfully move into and sustain their new home. To provide appropriate floating support for 6 months and to ensure they are linked into necessary support services thereafter.

About You:

You will have detailed knowledge of legislation and issues relating to the safeguarding of homeless vulnerable adults who have complex needs, a thorough knowledge of health and safety in relation to a supported housing setting and a high level of experience of risk assessment, key-working and support planning.

You will also have an understanding of psychologically informed practice within a hostel setting, ensuring that client centered key-working incorporates the principles of trauma informed care and the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Additional Information:

- Full Time, 36 hours a week.

- Hours of operation are 8am to 8pm with changeable work patterns and locations of 8am-4pm and 12pm -8pm, Monday - Friday.

- Please note this role requires Enhanced level DBS Check.

(COVID-19) Information for job applicants:
Southwark Council are following the current Government guidelines surrounding Coronavirus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if you are selected for interview, we will be conducting interviews virtually using video link e.g. Microsoft Teams. Further details will be provided to shortlisted applicants.

Recruitment timetable

  • Advert Closing Date: 11.59pm on the 30th Jan 2022
  • Interview and Assessment Date: W/C 7th Feb 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.