Employment Opportunities

We help those with caring responsibilities to fulfil their educational and employment potential.

We provide:

  • access to employment and training
  • awareness-raising programmes with local employers
  • partnerships with employment / training / further education bodies such as Jobcentre Plus.

We also run a CV clinic and help Carers recognise their skills and interests. We help Carers recognise transferable skills gained through caring and match these to employers’ needs.

Skills you may have developed include:

  • managing a budget
  • time management
  • planning and problem-solving
  • prioritising, organising and negotiating.
  • Southwark Carers work alongside a number of agencies and providers to advertise paid roles.


Finance and Administration Officer

Salary:£19,000 pa (pro-rata £13,571.43 pa)

Hours: 25 hours a week

We are looking for an experienced administrator with knowledge of bookkeeping to support the Healthwatch Lewisham and Independent NHS Complaints teams and provide administrative support to the Chief Executive.
The post holder will provide an effective and efficient bookkeeping function and administrative support to the organisation, our trustees, staff and volunteers.

To view the job advert, please click here.

Community Engagement and Projects Officer

Salary: £25,000 (including outer London weighting) + 3% pension contribution

Hours: 35 hours a week

The Engagement and Projects Officer will gather the views and experiences of children, young people and families who use NHS and social care, through planning and delivering a programme of outreach and engagement activities.

For many people, the Engagement and Projects Officer will be the first contact they have with Healthwatch Lewisham, so a key aspect of this role will be to promote the organisation by explaining what Healthwatch is and encouraging people to join our network.
The Engagement and Projects Officer will recruit and support a team of volunteers to undertake projects with the aim of developing an evidence base for how local services could or should improve.

Our work is challenging and constantly evolving, so the ability to pick up new skills and approaches, adapt and find pragmatic solutions is essential.
As part of a small organisation, you will be involved in a wide range of tasks and work with diverse community groups. You will be hands-on and flexible in your approach to meet evolving needs as they arrive.

To view the job advert, please click here.

Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EW
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45