Get started More

Find the right job for you

Southwark Works is a free employment support service for anyone living within the London borough of Southwark.

We’re proud to work with residents of all ages, experiences and backgrounds, offering high quality, one-to-one support.

Southwark Works is available to residents of the London Borough of Southwark. Check your eligibility here.


Southwark Works Eligibility Checker

Southwark Works is an employment support service for residents of the London Borough of Southwark.

To check whether you’re a Southwark resident, please enter your postcode below.

You live in Southwark and are eligibile for employment support from Southwark Works.

Browse our jobs or register for support from one of our specialised employment advisers.

Unfortunately, your postcode does not fall within the London Borough of Southwark.

You are not eligible for our employment support services but we have compiled a list of national and local resources that may be helpful.

Good luck in your search.

Up-to-date COVID-19 advice and support is available for Southwark residents.

How can we help you?

There is  currently no drop-in service at the Southwark Works office. You are welcome to come to the office by appointment with an adviser.

You can still contact us on 02077408200 or freephone 08000520540 or by email

We offer a range of free professional services, including:

  • Friendly and personalised employment advice. 
  • Help with CV writing, application forms and interview techniques. 
  • Access to training courses, apprenticeships, volunteer positions and internships across diverse industry sectors. 
  • Online resources to improve your skill set. 
  • Referrals to money management and benefit maximisation organisations.
  • Help for businesses looking to recruit local talent.

Browse for opportunities by:

Network providers

Southwark Works is a network of employment support organisations who have come together to help you find the right (or a better) job.  All the organisations listed here make up the Southwark Works network and depending on their area of expertise, will support you no matter what your particular challenge or issue may be.

We are always keen to talk to any employers or other support organisations. Please register your interest today, and a member of our team will be in touch.

st giles logo
SLAM logo image
step ahead logo image
st. giles trust logoimage
get set uk logo image
thames reach logo image
unity works logo image
renaisi logo image

Coming up...


Construction Job Fair at the Southwark Skills Centre

  • Date: 08/12/2021
  • The Skills Centre, Canada Water, SE16 7PJ

Construction Job Fair with Local jobs available.

Job Fair at Canada Water Wednesday 8th December 2.30pm-4.30pm

About this event

We will be joined by major developers including Keltbray, Mace, Wates, Galldris, and McAleer & Rushe.

They are working within your area right now and looking for people to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities they have available immediately!

• 100’s of jobs available now

• London living wage (£10.85)

• Free training courses available

• Hear from people working in construction

• No previous experience needed!

The type of opportunities available may surprise you, so why not come along and explore how you could start an exciting new career in this industry right away.

No previous experience is needed and you could be eligible for free training available at Southwark Construction Skills Centre – which will lead you to guaranteed job interviews upon successful completion.

So whether you are new to the industry, looking for a new job role or looking to upskill, come along and take advantage of the immediate training and job opportunities within your area.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day and would like to thank our partners British Land, Southwark Council and Art Invest for making this jobs fair possible.

Note: you do not need a ticket to attend this event.


Find out more

COVID-19 advice and support

For many job seekers, 2020 has been a challenging year. We are here to support you through this difficult time with our range of specialist services. 

Whether helping find the right job for you or providing free resources to boost your skillset, we can work with you on a one-to-one basis so you can access and apply for new and exciting job opportunities. 

Maira's Story

"Thanks to Southwark Works, I'm securing my future with an Accountancy Apprenticeship at Park Plaza Hotels"

Start your Southwark Works story today

What we believe in

We aim to help as many Southwark residents as possible achieve better pay, hours and career prospects. Behind our mission and the work we do, are three key values.


We believe in a personalised approach
Every job seeker has their own unique experience and ambitions. That’s why we offer tailored, one-to-one services. Matching you with one of our qualified advisers allows us to best serve you by getting to know your specific requirements better.

Working in the borough for the past 15 years, we know this approach works as we’ve successfully connected thousands of people with jobs, helping them realise their career goals.


Our services are available to everyone in the community
We believe that any Southwark resident who wants employment support is entitled to our advice and assistance. We work with local people from all age groups and backgrounds and cater to any level of work experience. Whether you’d like to find a new role, get back into the job market or progress in your career, our friendly team is here to help.


We are committed to equal opportunities.
Everyone in our community should be treated equally in all areas of life, including the workplace. We work with equal opportunities partners to ensure all employees and job applicants have the same chance of following their chosen career path.