Director, Communications, Engagement and Change

Southwark Council
up to £140,000

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 creative and inspiring communications, engagement and change leader to help us deliver our Southwark 2030 ambitions for the borough. You will lead and work alongside our community and staff, empowering them to drive the change we want to see in the borough.

You will help us tell meaningful stories and make an impact on a local, regional and national scale, while developing innovative, thought-provoking campaigns, and leading first-class resident engagement – all with the aim of supporting the council to become people powered, close the gap and help our neighbourhoods thrive.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead change and collaboration across a large, and proudly diverse, inner London borough.


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: Friday 15th March, 2024

Meeting to agree a longlist: 21st March, 2024

Preliminary interviews: w/c 25th March, 2024

Stakeholder and final panel interviews:  17th 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