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Social Work and Welfare

a guide to careers in social work, housing and community work


Getting relevant experience is important for careers in this sector. Volunteering is a great way to do this. You can also look for part-time work while you are at Sussex.

Getting Relevant Experience

Use the Brighton & Hove Community Works Members Directory for an A-Z list of local organisations. You can also search this by beneficiary/group and field of work. Use the Community Base Volunteer Search page to search for opportunities by what you want to do and who you want to work with:


Use Community Base, ESCIS and the Brighton & Hove Community and Voluntary Sector Forum for local opportunities:

CareerHub - Student jobs in social care

Search  CareerHub for more, using your own search terms

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Brighton Jobs

Career Tasters at West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council offers a range of career tasters in adult social care services. Opportunities are unpaid and are advertised throughout the year.