Working in children's social work at the council

About us

It’s an exciting time to work in social work in Brighton & Hove.

We're on a significant improvement journey. Key to this has been the re-designing of our children’s social work services in autumn 2015.

We passionately believe that putting relationship-based practice at the centre of everything we do enables us to provide consistent and quality support to families within the city so that children can have the very best start in life and grow up happy, healthy and safe.

The changes we have introduced are already having a positive impact on our ability to provide consistent and unbroken support to children and young people. 

Our recent Peer Review highlighted that our ‘social workers and support staff at every level are impressive’ and they have ‘confidence in the management team’. 

But, we can’t realise our ambition to become a centre of excellence and best practice without dedicated and motivated social workers and strong, innovative leaders. Does this sound like you?

What it's like to work for us

Watch our 'Love our city' video about living in the city and what it's like to work for the council.

Read the transcript of the Love our city video (PDF 133KB)

  • Visit the Working for us website section to find out about staff pay and benefits, such as flexible working hours and generous annual leave
  • Go to the Work and life in Brighton & Hove web page to find out what our vibrant seaside city has to offer

Further information

View or download the PDFs below for more information about Brighton & Hove City Council