About Us

Winchester City Council manages a wide variety of services. We have responsibility for planning, housing, waste collection, Council Tax and Business Rates collection, leisure services, tourism, benefits administration and many more services.

Winchester City Council’s offices are in the heart of the city of Winchester, the ancient capital of England.  We are proud to be the county town of Hampshire, with a magnificent cathedral, Arthurian round table and the longest-running school in England – Winchester College. Heritage landmarks are dotted across the compact medieval centre – and Winchester really is ‘a city in the country’ with walks along the water meadows and beyond just minutes from your desk.

There is so much more to our district, which spans 250 square miles of central Hampshire. We are the official gateway to the South Downs National Park, with its quiet hamlets and undulating hills in chalk downland. There are bustling market towns - Denmead, Alresford, Bishop’s Waltham and Wickham – each with their own distinct characters, which add to the rich tapestry of the district, which is 80% rural. Also within the district sits Whiteley, a state-of-the-art shopping centre and leisure destination.

The cabinet declared a climate emergency in June 2019, and Winchester City Council is committed to becoming a carbon neutral council by 2024, and the cabinet has ambition for the wider district to become carbon neutral by 2030.



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 including;


- A free health care cash plan scheme

- A generous annual leave package

- Discount purchase cards 

- Salary sacrifice schemes for cars and bikes 

- Occupational maternity pay scheme

- Local Government pension scheme


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 values define what we do and guide our decision making when it comes to our services for our residents.  We expect every member of our team to live out these values throughout their day to day work. 


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.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy