Jobs in children's social work in West Sussex

Pay, rewards and benefits

What you can expect to earn and the benefits available to you.


The pay scales for Grades 9-11 include an annual market supplement:

  • Newly Qualified Social Worker (Grade 9) - £29,597
  • Social Worker (Grade 9) - £29,597 to £32,932
  • Social Worker (Grade 10) - £33,470 to £37,551
  • Social Worker (Grade 11) - £38,809 to £42,965
  • Advanced Practitioner (Grade 12) - £39,782 to £42,683
  • Practice Manager - HAY A - £46,084 to £49,367
  • Group Manager - HAY B - £50,379 to £53,356

Recruitment and Retention Scheme

When you join West Sussex County Council, we will offer you the chance to sign up for a lump sum payment of 20% of your annual basic salary, paid with your first month’s salary. This payment is based on your commitment to staying with us for a minimum period of 18 months. 

As part of this scheme, we also currently offer an interest-free loan of up to £10,000 and free parking.


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These include:

  • annual leave of between 26-29 days
  • flexible working opportunities
  • excellent opportunities for learning and development
  • access to research communities, including Research in Practice
  • Social Work England fees paid for all social workers earning up to Grade 11
  • an excellent local government pension scheme, staff discounts and support for you and your family
  • career breaks
  • career progression
  • a brilliant place to live and work
  • a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • an Employee Assistance Programme offering 24/7 support for a range of things, including mental wellbeing.
The support is second to none!
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Last updated:
20 October 2020
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