Working for Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council wants and needs the best from you, so we invest in you, in training, qualifications, development and career opportunities. We are committed to ensuring staff enjoy a rewarding role that is supported by a genuine belief in getting the work / life balance correct and constantly reviewing how we attract and retain the right people

Benefits for staff include:

Flexible working

With our family friendly polices, job share & part time opportunities we believe in people leading a balanced life. We also have a flexi time system for most staff that allows flexibility in the time that you start and end work.


Many local businesses provide PCC staff exclusive discounts and deals.

Travel loans

We offer interest free loans to assist with season tickets for travel on either bus, ferry, or train. All part of working towards a greener more pleasant city.

Work place nursery

Looking after children from 3 months to 5 years with an excellent report from OFSTED on standards of staff, care and education.


Opportunities to work and gain the experience and skills that develop your career in the direction you want in the type of role that will give you the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference.

Support for you

We provide, through Right Corecare, support to help when there are matters that are of concern to you. This service is independent and completely confidential and the help lines are open 24 hours a day every day of the year.

Final Salary Pension Scheme

The Local Government Pension Scheme is currently considered one of the best available.


If you are working in a business administration or a customer service role and would like to gain qualifications while you work, then an apprenticeship could be for you -whatever your age.

Childcare vouchers

If you are a working parent with children up to 16 years old you could save up to £933 a parent, a year on your registered childcare costs. Childcare vouchers are a staff benefit available to all eligible working parents at Portsmouth City Council.

Skills for Life

Portsmouth City Council is committed to becoming a learning organisation and offer Skills for Life assessments in literacy and numeracy to all new and existing staff. From these, we can identify any gaps or skills drop and then advise and signpost to internal and external courses that will improve English and/or Mathematics skills. This could lead to a Level 2 qualification.