About us

West Sussex is a vibrant County on the South Coast. It is wide ranging, incorporating a varied and diverse landscape from Crawley in the North to the City of Chichester in the South and incorporating large parts of the South Downs National Park. It gives residents the opportunity to mix work with pleasure and enjoy the great outdoors, the cultural offerings of Chichester or Worthing, explore historical centres such as Arundel or visit the numerous villages that are all unique.

Property is at the heart of everything that West Sussex County Council does. It supports every aspect of the delivery to the people in the community. From front line delivery of education to services to the community. It really is the thread that makes it all come together and Property and Assets (P&A) will be involved in some way, whether it is managing and procuring, arranging the leases or maintaining the building. P&A is critical to the delivery of key Council initiatives including Smarter Working, support to the Climate Change Policy, and supporting the delivery of services to the public of West Sussex whether this is Social Care, Education or Libraries.

The property portfolio of WSCC is diverse ranging from Schools, Libraries, Fire Stations, Council Offices, Care-homes, an agricultural estate, industrial and commercial parks down to an iconic windmill and Grade 1 listed mansion house and has a book value of £1.6b. It really does give the opportunity to gain wide ranging experience from facilities and estate management, land management, commercial lettings, acquisitions and disposals through to multi-million-pound development opportunities and construction projects.

Whichever role you wish to apply for, it will be a challenging and exciting step in your career.

Why Work for West Sussex

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • Generous annual leave + bank holidays.
  • A generous Local Government Pension scheme.
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.
  • A strong supportive management team.
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, Asos, B&Q and many more).
  • Free access to employee assistance programmes.
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
  • Car benefit scheme.
  • A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives.
  • Payment of professional fees.
  • Support to maintaining your CPD.
  • A friendly and supportive working environment.

In addition, West Sussex has the benefit of the sea to the South, a National Park in the middle, easy access to London and Gatwick Airport for those short and not so short getaways.

A place for you and your family to thrive.

Further information can be found by following the link: About us - West Sussex County Council