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Careers in children's social work


What we do

East Sussex offers an outstanding environment for social work professionals. In your team you will be welcomed from day one and will receive ongoing encouragement and support from your manager. We also have a comprehensive career development programme that can be tailored to you.

Our focus is on ‘connected practice’. This means building and maintaining strong relationships with children, young people, and vulnerable families as well as with our colleagues and other professionals across the county.


Relationships and relationship-based practice is the very core of what we do.

Jill, Practice Manager



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What you need to know

Your application

Writing job applications can be time consuming. This is why we have streamlined the process to help you as much as possible.

All you have to do is provide the basics and send us your CV today.

Once we have these, we move fast and if successful, you can expect to be interviewed almost straight away.





Equality and diversity

We are truly committed to ensuring our workforce represents the rich diversity of our communities. We are taking real steps in this direction and have a fantastic equality strategy and action plan in place. These are helping us pave the way to becoming a more equal and diverse place to work.


I think being a Social Worker is amazing, it’s not easy, but it’s the best job I’ve ever done. I love doing it, I love meeting children, I love meeting families and I think that if you’re interested in it, and if you feel like you’ve got the energy and enthusiasm, you can absolutely make changes.

Laura, Senior Social Worker