Become a social worker at the council

About us

It’s an exciting time to be a social worker in Brighton & Hove. We are on a significant improvement journey and 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 were impressive’ and they had ‘confidence in the management team’.  But we can’t realise our ambition to become a centre of excellence and best practice without more dedicated, skilled and motivated social workers like you.

We will give you the time and active support you need to make a real difference to children’s lives and you will be encouraged to take part in practice research and to contribute to practice development within the service.

So if you are a qualified social worker registered with the HCPC who is either looking to further your career or is looking to return to social work after a break, then we would like to hear from you.

We have both permanent and temporary opportunities to join our dedicated team, so why not come and join us.

How to apply

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage BAME, disabled, male and trans applicants as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Closing date for applications is 20 March 2017.

Interviews: Tuesday 28 March 2017.

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How to find out more

If you need further information, please contact: Tom Stibbs (Principal Social Worker) on 01273 296049 or