Working in children's social work at the council

How to become a social worker in Brighton & Hove.

About us

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

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. 

We are proud of the feedback from our social workers and from Ofsted: "Social Workers' morale is high and they enjoy working in Brighton and Hove."

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?

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.

Apply for our social worker roles - get the full job details and apply online.

What it's like to work for us

  • 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

Watch our series of videos on why you should consider social work in Brighton & Hove.