The county of West Sussex sits on the south coast of England covering 768 square miles and is predominately rural in character but with a number of large towns. Over half of the land area of our county is designated as protected countryside. Our county has good transport links to London via mainline rail services and the M23 corridor. Gatwick Airport offers excellent national and international links. So, think you know West Sussex? One should never judge a book by its cover…

Our County Council has set itself a bold ambition focused on:

  • giving our children and young people the best start in life
  • ensuring West Sussex is a prosperous place
  • our communities being strong, safe and sustainable
  • supporting you in later life to remain independent
  • being a council that works for our communities

We believe in collaborative working across the local government family, the wider public and private sectors. We believe in changing the lives of all our residents for the better by engaging with our residents, and delivering outcomes which most matter to their lives.

As an organisation, we have a strong political commitment to improving the lives of our residents. Despite the challenges which lay ahead for our organisation, we have plans to meet these challenge ‘head on’. This does not impact our ambition; this fuels our ambition to improve.

You will find a passionate and dedicated team of staff across our organisation. I can’t promise you that our journey ahead will be an easy one, or that every day of your week will be the same with no surprises. But if you are someone who has vision, energy, passion, creativity, resilience and above all an absolute focus on improving the outcomes for our children and young people, what I can promise you is that we will give you the freedom to change lives in a way that very few of us ever get the chance to do.