“We’re looking for dedicated and innovative people who share our vision and can help turn it into a reality.”

Be part of a team that enriches people’s lives now and in the future.

Planning forms part of Portsmouth City Council’s Economy, Planning and Transport Directorate focussed on delivering a green and thriving city with healthy and happy residents.

The LCT7074 ship in Southsea

The City vision sets out six clear aspirations for Portsmouth. In 2040, Portsmouth will be:

  • A healthy and happy city
  • A city rich in culture and creativity
  • A city with a thriving economy
  • A city of lifelong learning
  • A green city
  • A city with easy access to travel

As part of the Economy, Planning and Transport team, you will be involved in ambitious schemes brought forward by both the private sector and the Council. Portsmouth is rich in Heritage, Culture and Environmental projects and as part of the Planning Authority you will guide these to deliver new homes, economic growth and improved places and communities.

Tower blocks in Portsmouth

We strive for excellence

We work across the City on projects to support the realisation of the Council’s Plan and deliver on the development plans of our partners

We aim to meet the highest standards or design, customer service and improvement. Using Planning as the lever to add value to regeneration and development across the City.

Please note that Portsmouth City Council supports staff through accredited apprenticeships to achieved Charted Town Planner status.

If you’re pragmatic, can communicate at all levels and have the ability to get work done, get in touch, we’re going to get along.

Why come and work in Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is a great waterfront city and a vibrant place to live and work. It is an island city with an “inner city” feel, a seaside location packed with attractions and events, and the advantage of fantastic countryside on its doorstep.

With a fast-growing university, high-tech industries and a vibrant cultural scene, Portsmouth is a modern city that looks to the future, but which is proud of its unique heritage as the home of the Royal Navy and historic dockyard. With fast road and rail links to London, Brighton and major airports, and ferry links to Europe, it is the perfect place to live and work.