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Join us and make a difference to our communities

Southampton City Council is a forward thinking, progressive organisation, with a highly motivated and dedicated team of people who are passionate about delivering our services and making a positive difference to our communities.

We encourage, empower and invest in our staff whilst supporting them to make a difference, valuing their skills and helping them achieve their full potential. We are strongly committed to promoting equal opportunities.

A career with Southampton City Council will be rewarding and built on your particular strengths. If you are the kind of person who enjoys making a difference to people’s lives, take a look at our vacancies and see where your career at the council will take you.


Fuller Working Lives Careers Event

Monday 16th July 2018 10am-3pm

Where: Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1AG

Over 45? Would you like to retrain, regain or remain in employment to achieve a more financially secure future?

Book your place at the Fuller Working Lives Careers Event

As the UK workforce ages and fewer younger people enter the labour market, employers will increasingly need to rely on the skills and experience of older workers if they are to remain competitive, increase productivity and growth, and avoid skills shortages in the future.

While there are more people aged 50+ in work than ever before, there are still significant numbers of people over the age of 50 leaving their jobs prematurely; a decision that can affect them both financially and socially.

On Monday 16th July 2018, a Fuller Working Lives Careers Event will be held from 10am-3pm at the Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1AG.

We would love you to join us and help you to retrain, regain or remain in employment to achieve a more financially secure future.


Job Search Websites and Support

Indeed – is the number 1 job site worldwide, so a lot of employers will post their vacancies here

DirectGov – is the official jobcentre job search site

Reed – is the number 1 job site in the UK

Total Jobs – has at least 110,000 live jobs at any one time

CV-Library – is the UK’s leading independent job site.

Jobsite – is a site that matches jobseekers with employers

Monster – is also able to offer career advice as well as job vacancies

Jobs Fairs – The Southampton Jobs Fair Local gives you the chance to meet employers face to face. Find out when the next Jobs Fair is happening

Westquay Works – has been created specifically to help people find jobs and access training to work at Westquay Shopping Centre

LoveApprenticeship.com – is a new job board displaying apprenticeship vacancies from across Hampshire and the UK

*TOP TIP* Remember these are just a few of the many job search websites available. You should try them all out and see which ones work best for you

NHS Jobs – the NHS has it’s own recruitment website and the jobs range from entry level to graduate opportunities

Adzuna – is a job search site that also offers insightful data such as salary statistics

Jobs.ac.uk – is a site specifically for highly qualified staff looking for academic, research, science and other related jobs

Jobs Bulletin– Every two weeks a vacancy bulletin is up-dated for Southampton. Remember to check it regularly if you are looking for jobs. The site includes information from the local area regarding jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships and a featured career to get you thinking about different career paths. It also contains lots of information resources and an easy to understand table on the minimum wage.

*TOP TIP* If you need any advice or support looking or applying for jobs, you can speak to No Limits or the Employment Support Team

No Limits – Do you need some help finding the perfect job for you? No Limits is at 13 the High Street and have a job club every Thursday from 2-4pm. They offer support and advice to parents and young people on a variety of issues, including drugs, housing, crime, money, education and health. This is a confidential free service in the city open to all young people up to the age of 25.

E4S – Job searching site for full time, part time or Saturday jobs.

Holiday Staff – is a website that focuses on seasonal/holiday vacancies

JCP – If you are 18 and job hunting you can sign up for job seekers allowance. If you are under 18 you might be eligible if you live independently.

TEEM Work Clubs – If you are over 18 and are a council resident, you qualify for TEEM work clubs which take place across the city every week. The work clubs give support with job searching, CV writing, IT advice and interview preparation. They take place in Bitterne, Weston, Maybush, Central Southampton and St. Mary’s. Click here to find your nearest work club.

If you are looking for work, remember you need to be in learning until you are 18 (Year 13) or the employment will have to be an apprenticeship. If you’re not sure what job will suit you have a look at some of our guidance tools on our top recommended sites page.