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There are dozens of reasons why so many of our 8,000 council staff love working in this vibrant city by the sea, and for a local authority that is forward thinking, innovative, flexible and family friendly.

Brighton & Hove City Council is one of the largest employers in Sussex with over 8,000 employees. We offer a diverse range of jobs from administration to social work, from leisure services to financial accounting and much more.

While many of our jobs are office-based, if you prefer to be on the move or to work outdoors then there is plenty of scope to do so. For example, you can help improve the local environment by working in our parks and gardens or improve the quality of life at home for vulnerable people as a home help.

The latest staff survey showed that 74% of employees thought the council was a good employer and 87% said they enjoyed their jobs. We are constantly striving to improve our services and are looking to recruit people with fresh ideas who are not afraid of change.

Whether you are looking for professional, technical or manual work, full or part-time, career advancement, the opportunity to change direction or just starting out in your working life we may well have a job to suit you. The majority of our jobs provide the satisfaction of working directly with local people. We are constantly striving to improve our services and we aim to do this through the people we employ. Our workforce is our greatest asset and we strive to make the best use of the skills, talents and abilities of every employee.


If you want to help us improve the quality of life in the city's local communities, we can offer you:

Attractive rates of pay
Our rates of pay are based on a nationally agreed pay level. Salaries are reviewed on 1 April each year. In addition to cost of living increases, employees are awarded a rise within their grade each year until they reach the maximum salary for their post.

Staff benefits
Our generous package includes:
  • Minimum of 23 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Excellent final salary pension scheme
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave above the statutory minimum
  • Achievable work/life balance through a range of flexible working options including job-share, compressed working patterns, term-time only working, annualised hours
  • Generous leave provisions to help employees deal with childcare/domestic emergencies and bereavement
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • Excellent occupational sick pay scheme
  • Childcare benefit voucher scheme
  • Confidential counselling and welfare service
  • Financial assistance to help new staff relocate to the area and key worker housing scheme (where applicable)
  • Discounts on bus tickets for staff travelling to and from work and interest free loans to purchase bus and rail season tickets and bikes.

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