Careers portal

“We’re looking for dedicated and innovative people to help us make our vision a reality.”

Working in local government is rewarding in lots of ways.

We’re all working together to help keep people well and to make sure we build a city where businesses and individuals alike can prosper.

How to apply

Follow our ‘how to apply’ guide when completing your application. It helps us get recruitment right first time – and gives you the chance to make sure the role is right for you.

Disability Confident

As an accredited Disability Confident employer Portsmouth City Council is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination.

The Disability Confident scheme demonstrates Portsmouth City Council’s commitment in ensuring disabled people are treated fairly and have equal access to opportunities and development. The Disability Confident logo reflects that we encourage and welcome disabled applicants to seek and maintain employment in all roles across the council.

In particular we will:

  • ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • offer an interview to all applicants with a disability providing they meet the minimum criteria (outlined in the job profile) for the role
  • anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay and develop in work
  • You will have access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
Disability Confident Employer
Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Gold Award

As an organisation we value the unique skills and attributes that members of the Armed Forces community bring to our workforce. This year we were delighted to receive a Gold award in the Defence Employers Recognition scheme in acknowledgement of our work in support of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Portsmouth is the first unitary authority in the south east to receive this accolade.

Read more about our employment offer to members of the Armed Forces community and our wider Covenant work.