West Sussex County Council

Employer Profile

Welcome to West Sussex County Council’s Employer Profile. Here you can see key data, learn about the culture and meet the managers of the organisation before applying for a job in children’s services.
Click below to Meet the (Virtual) Team

Wednesday 12 May 5.30pm-6.30pm 

If you would you like to find out more about working as a social worker in children’s social care and what West Sussex can offersign up and join this virtual meet the team event on Wednesday 12 May from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.


This will be an interactive event with short presentations from social workers across our service, with the opportunity for you to ask any questions you have. Come along and get a real taste of our improvement journey and why West Sussex is a great place to come and work.

Click here to book.

Why choose West Sussex

Working in West Sussex
Our Benefits

Insight from Social Workers

Social workers have continued to support vulnerable children and families during a challenging period due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Their efforts to ensure continuity of support for families has not stopped, despite the changes in how they have had to meet with parents and children.


We hear from some of those social workers at West Sussex County Council’s children’s service to find out how they have continued to support children through the pandemic.


CLICK HERE to learn more about some of the social workers from the team and how you can learn more about a career at West Sussex County Council.


Living in West Sussex

Key data
Average salary: £30,411 – £44,146 per annum
Market supplement: up to £3,270 per annum
Ofsted rating: Inadequate
Average caseload: 20
Vacancy rate: 11% compared to 16.5% England (Sept. 2018)
Agency rate: 18% compared to 15.4% England (Sept. 2018)
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