Senior Policy and Strategy Lead

Do you have experience of adult social care and producing high quality information to help service development and supporting change with vulnerable adults? Are you committed to ensuring that services provide the best possible outcomes for people based on the available resources? Are you able to clearly communicate complex information to a range of audiences, work as a team player and support junior staff? Do you enjoy thinking about complex issues, and understanding latest policy guidance and research in order to advise and apply.

If the answer to the above questions is ‘yes’ then the Senior Policy and Strategy Lead role, based in our Performance, Development and Quality Team may be the right role for you.

About you:

You should be able to demonstrate significant experience in the area of adult social care and understand the political, social and environmental landscape in which we operate. Well developed IT/interactive media skills, and project management experience are essential.

About Southwark:

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.

Closing Date: 18 February 2024 at 23:59
Interview Date: 1st March 2024


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.

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Salary: £51,099 - £58,197

Work Hours: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Tooley Street SE1 2QH

Date Posted: 01/02/2024

Closing Date: 18/02/2024


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Southwark Council, 2nd Floor, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TZ

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