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Working for the council

Portsmouth City Council wants to bring out the best in people – and bring in the best people to work for us. That’s why we offer great benefits to our staff.

Benefits and perks

Annual leave

You will start with 26 days of annual leave and can purchase additional days when you need it.

Pension

You can join the Local Government pension scheme, one of the best available.

Support with sustainable travel

Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans for bus, ferry and train.

Flexible working

Part-time roles, job shares and home working in many roles.

Support for families

Including time off for carers.

Great discounts

Get great discounts with local and national retailers in and around Portsmouth.

Local amenities

A nursery, gym and plenty of shops all within walking distance.

Fantastic facilities

Including open and quiet working spaces and The View staff canteen.

Transport links

The city centre has a train station, park and ride service, ferry and road links close by.

Working in Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city on the South Coast of England, and is the UK’s only island city. We are 64 miles south of London and 19 miles south-east of Southampton. Our thriving commercial ferry port serves destinations on the continent for freight and passenger traffic, with easy access to France and Spain.

We’re defined not just by what we do, but how we do it.

Find out more about our guiding principles and ways of working.