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Jobs at Southwark College

Southwark College is built on its staff. Our student community is diverse, with 79% of students not having English as their first language and many facing additional challenges. Helping our young people and adults to fulfil their potential and often transform their lives through education requires dedication, patience and the ability to think differently – but it is also a unique privilege.

As we enter an exciting new phase in our evolution – with the rebranding of the former Lewisham Southwark College as two sister colleges at the heart of their local communities – we’re looking to recruit the best of the best. If you have a passion for education and its power to improve lives, and think you have what it takes to inspire young people and adults, we’d love to hear from you.

In return for your commitment, we offer an excellent package of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (47 days for lecturers, 35 for heads of academic departments, 30 for managers and business support staff, excluding the eight statutory holidays each year)
  • Two pension schemes: Teachers’ Pension Scheme for teaching staff and Local Government Pension Scheme for business support staff
  • Good maternity, paternity, parental, special leave and sick leave policies
  • Employee assistance programme and health insurance policy through Benenden
  • Free eye examinations
  • Interest-free loans for travel
  • Cycle scheme
  • Discounted treatments at T-ien, our on-campus beauty salon
  • Credit Union on request

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Hourly Paid Casual Staff Recruitment

Southwark College has opened its Hourly Paid Lecturer Casual Staff Pool for 2020/21. To find out more information, head over to our recruitment page here.


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Coronavirus update

Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:


This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk: