Assistant Director, Strategy and Co-Design

Southwark Council
Up to £102,000

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. We have a young, diverse and growing population. And we stand together.


We’re looking for a strategy and change leader who is passionate about working with residents and local partners to deliver our Southwark 2030 ambitions for the borough. With responsibility for strategy, insight, service design and community participation, you will bring innovation in how we engage with residents.

Supporting all council services, you will shape the way we work with our communities and staff to drive transformation and strengthen partnerships across the borough – all with the aim of supporting the council to become people powered, close the gap and help our neighbourhoods thrive.

This is a key role that offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact for Southwark.


For further details, please click on the role profile and useful links below, or for more information please contact Sunita Patel on 07561 708 023 or at


Closing date: 29th March 2024

Meeting to agree a longlist: 8th April 2024

Preliminary interviews: w/c 15th April 2024

Meeting to agree a shortlist: 25th April 2024

Stakeholder engagement panel: TBC

Final panel interview: w/c 29th April 2024

Useful Links
Delivery plan 2022-26 VIEW
Annual Performance Report, October 2023 VIEW
Corporate Peer Challenge - feedback report VIEW
Corporate Peer Challenge - action plan VIEW
Corporate Peer Challenge - position statement VIEW
Streets for People Strategy VIEW