Who are we?
Southwark Works is a free employment service for local job seekers and employers. We provide friendly and expert-led support for residents of all ages and backgrounds, creating better work opportunities for everyone in our community.
Assigning you with your own personal adviser, we offer assistance throughout each stage of your career – whether that’s finding your first job or your next role, helping you prepare for an interview or delivering on-the-job guidance.
Working across a wide range of sectors, our highly tailored services have been developed with 15 years of experience and have helped thousands of people reach their personal career goals.
If you live in Southwark and you’re looking for a job or you want to achieve better pay, hours and career prospects, we’d love to welcome you. We look forward to discussing the next phase of your career progression with you.
Who can access our services?
We work with residents of all ages, skillsets and backgrounds. Some people we work with have encountered difficulties finding employment. Others are re-entering the job market for the first time in a while. Whatever your current situation, we’re here to help.
Alongside permanent and part-time jobs, we also have opportunities for volunteering, internships and apprenticeships, allowing you to gain skills and contacts outside of traditional employment routes.
The only criteria you must meet to access our free services is to be a Southwark resident and be eligible to work in the UK.
How do we work with job seekers?
At Southwark Works, we tailor our services to you, meaning you can receive as much or as little support as you like.
Although the way we work depends entirely on the individual, below you’ll find a brief outline of what you can expect from our team.
- An initial assessment and questionnaire.
- You’ll be matched with one of our qualified advisers.
- Get one-on-one support for your employment needs, whether that’s job-searching, updating your CV, finding a better job or enrolling on a training course.
How do we work with employers?
Matching businesses with our large talent pool of local job seekers, we work with employers of any size and in any sector. Offering a free and tailored recruitment service, we can help with anything from producing job descriptions to shortlisting candidates, arranging interview spaces to amending role specifications.
If you’re interested in working with Southwark Works, you can get in touch with a member of our Employer Relationship team to discuss your recruitment needs.
Please note employers suitable for our services must provide good working conditions, pay at least minimum wage and be able to offer future employees an employment contract.