An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Council’s Communities Division. Your role will be to support the Empowering Communities Team.
The Council’s Empowering Communities Programme takes a fresh look at how communities work together and interact with the Council. It delivers a new way of engaging local people in the issues that affect them at a very local level.
You will provide daily administrative support to the Empowering Communities Team, manage our social media platforms and maintain the unit's databases and systems, including undertaking data entry and carrying out data cleansing exercises.
You will also support the team to raise purchase orders and process invoices, ensuring that corporate requirements are fully met.
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.
Previous experience in a business administration role.
Experience of dealing with customers in a professional manner.
Experience of using various engagement tools including social and digital media.
Experience of processing purchase orders and invoices.
The ability to use spreadsheets confidently, gather data, undertake analysis and present findings.
To be available for occasional weekend and evening work.
Interview date: 10 October 2023.
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. 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
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.