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Jobs and Apprenticeships

Jobs and Apprenticeships

We have many career opportunities available including apprenticeships.

We have recently changed our recruitment portal, so if you applied for a vacancy prior to 9 January 2021, please click here to access your application.

Outstanding Opportunities at Winchester City Council

We might be the ancient capital of England but we have our sights firmly on the future. We are proud to be the county town of Hampshire with its magnificent Cathedral, King Arthur’s round table and home to Winchester College but there is so much more to our district. We nestle in the South Downs National Park, with bustling market towns, quiet hamlets and also the vibrant town of Whiteley with its state of the art shopping centre and all year round leisure destination.

What we can offer you 

Our council is a great place to work where the variety of challenges means every day is different. We are committed to investing in our staff to help you grow your career. We have some of the best terms and conditions in local government locally, a free health care cash plan scheme, a generous annual leave package, discount purchase cards and salary sacrifice schemes for cars and bikes. 

Our approach is entrepreneurial, and we want people to join us who come with new ideas on how to serve our communities better. If you thrive on challenge, are proactive and work with enthusiasm we want to hear from you. 

What we ask of you

Our communities drive everything we do and we are committed to delivering the best services possible. Our values drive the way we work. 

  • We are empowering – enabling communities and our team to take action
  • We are innovative – challenging the status quo
  • We act with integrity – always honest, open and fair
  • We are adaptable – embracing change
  • We are collaborative – working with others to get the best result

We are an ambitious council and invest in our staff. If you relish a challenge, want to make things happen and develop your career, we would love to hear from you

Laura Taylor, Chief Executive

Laura Taylor
Laura Taylor, Chief Executive


We encourage applicants to apply using the online application form linked to each vacancy on the Vacancy Search Engine. However, if for any reason you are unable to apply for a position online, you are able to request an application pack by following the instructions below:

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Living Wage
The Council is an accredited Living Wage Employer status with the Living Wage Foundation. The Council also pays apprentices a competitive rate above the Apprentice Minimum Wage. We will review our contracts to ensure contractors are able to pay their staff who work on the Council’s premises in line with the Living Wage requirements.
Disability Confident Employer
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy 
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