Roles and benefits of casual bank working

Why choose casual bank work with West Sussex?

“From a retiree perspective I have found being on the casual bank so helpful. I can fit work flexibly around family commitments whilst continuing to earn money (which was particularly helpful when my water tank burst!)”

Melanie O’Toole
Bank Senior Social Worker
  • Successful applicants will have a desire to work flexibly, perhaps around studies or other commitments. With NVQ 3 or equivalent in Health and Social Care, you will be adaptable and enthusiastic, caring and compassionate with a can-do attitude. If you have a passion for adults' social work this is a great starting point in your career.

  • Are you retired and wanting to work when it suits you, or leaving your permanent post and looking for varied, flexible work? Perhaps you want to maintain your Social Work England registration or to gain experience in other teams. Our casual bank social workers are experienced and bring many skills to the team, utilising the flexibility and freedom of our casual bank. You will be able to hit the ground running, with a desire to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable adults and their families.

  • Are you retiring or leaving your permanent social work post? Would you like to maintain your Social Work England Registration? Would you like to continue to support vulnerable children and families in your community by supporting case holding social workers?

    Our successful children’s social workers utilise the flexibility of the casual bank which enables them to work as much or as little as they like, gaining experience in other teams and demonstrating up to date knowledge and experience to conduct role model working.


There are many benefits to joining the casual bank in West Sussex.

Benefits include:

  • annual leave increment added to hourly rate
  • flexible working
  • excellent opportunities for continued professional development
  • an excellent local government pension scheme 
  • an employee assistance programme offering 24/7 support for you and your family for a range of things, including mental wellbeing
  • staff discounts
  • a diverse and inclusive workforce with active support groups for:
    • mental health
    • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff
    • carers
    • disabled staff
    • LGBTQ+
    • women.

We also have a range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives, including:

  • pool cars - you can access a range of cars for your travel for work purposes
  • discounted bus and train tickets (15 per cent on-peak and off-peak travel with Southern Rail)
  • a car benefit scheme where you can offset your salary in exchange for a new car
  • the Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme where you can get a bike for a healthy way to travel.

See why our staff love it here and why they've joined the casual bank on our team testimonials page.

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Current jobs in our casual bank