Jobs and careers
Lambeth is a great place to live and work. We are a dynamic, fast improving council that offers our staff the chance to develop in an environment that benefits from strong values and a positive leadership style based on fairness, ambition, openness, partnership and public service.
We deliver more than 700 services to our 270,000 residents. Engagement and joint working with local businesses, public and third sector partners are a big part of our mission to connect with the community that we serve.
Job vacancies are advertised online, in national newspapers and specialist trade publications.
For further information on how to apply for Lambeth vacancies see our How to apply page.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for committed people who are passionate about improving the livelihood of Lambeth's community. You will work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the council provides a good service to all. Strong leadership, drive, enthusiasm and the essential skills to do your job are key to your achievements and the council's success.
Lambeth Council's Adults' and Community Services department provides some of the council's most essential services such as social care and fantastic public services like our parks, libraries and sports facilities.
Working for the council is rewarding in many ways. Not only will you be helping to improve the lives of residents while gaining invaluable skills and experience, you will also be entitled to many benefits.
Lambeth adult learning services offer free careers guidance and advice on adult educational courses for people of 19 years old and over.
The prime purpose of the Children's Social Care division is to ensure that children in need are safeguarded and that their welfare is promoted.
Appointments at Lambeth Council are made on merit, based on fair and open competition. Applicants are appointed on the basis of their experience, knowledge, skills and ability to do the job. This ensures that the best person is selected for the job.
Lambeth working - Do you need help finding a job? Maybe you need more training to improve your skills or support to rebuild your confidence. Maybe you need help with application forms and interviews, or you want advice on how to balance a job with family life.
Our More Jobs campaign is about everything we are doing to support people who are looking for work.
Investors in People
Investors in People (IiP) is a national quality standard which sets best practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people. Lambeth achieved corporate IiP recognition in November 2008. Few other councils have achieved corporate recognition. Find out more about Lambeth's IiP accreditation.
'Two ticks' disability accreditation
Lambeth Council have been awarded the 'Two Ticks' accreditation. This symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have agreed to take action to meet five commitments regarding the employment of disabled people. These are:
- to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities
- to ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what can be done to make sure they can develop and use their abilities
- to make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
- to take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
- each year to review the five commitments and what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans.
For more information on the 'two ticks' accreditation please see the Directgov website.
The Job Centre Plus website has advice and information on finding employment and returning to work.