Become a social worker at the council

About us

It’s an exciting time to be a social worker 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've 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 and motivated social workers like you.

So if you are about to complete your qualification in social work and are looking for a great opportunity to embark on your social work career, then we want to hear from you.

How to apply

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

Closing date for applications: 5 May 2017

Our selection process will include:

  • an interview with a group of our Young Ambassadors scheduled for 23 and 24 May 2017 (in the evening) and
  • a panel interview scheduled to take place between 22 May and 26 May 2017

Find out more about working for us

Watch our 'Love our city' video about living in the city and working for the council.

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

How to find out more

If you would like to discuss this opportunity informally please contact Jaina Sloan, Social Work Professional Educator at