Recruitment and apprenticeships

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To deliver our ambitious plans in the current financial environment we have adopted a ‘One Council’ approach where colleagues work together across the organisation with the sole focus of delivering better outcomes for our residents and businesses.

The council is going through an exciting period of transformation which is driving change and growth, if you think you have everything we are looking for and more, then we would love to hear from you.

There are challenges, but the sort of people we’re looking for won’t mind this. Successful candidates will thrive on challenge, and work with purpose, desire and infectious enthusiasm.

Social work opportunities

We are keen to attract new social workers to the city to work with our vulnerable children, young people and families. If you are a qualified social worker and are interested in joining us please see our current opportunities on the jobs portal.

Working in schools

Only a small number of schools' job vacancies are managed by Southampton City Council - please see Teach Southampton

Recruitment for the majority of schools is managed by the schools themselves. Please contact each school directly for a list of their current vacancies.

Working in childcare

If you're working with children and families, or in a child-related job in the city, or if you're interested in starting a new career in this exciting area of work, information is available on Southampton Information Directory.

School escorts

School escorts accompany children and young people (clients) with learning, physical and behavioural needs whilst they travel between their home and educational placements, ensuring their welfare needs are met with due regard to their safety at all times.

See more about becoming a school escort.

Specialist and senior management roles

For more information relating to specialist and senior management roles (including service leads and directors), please visit City of Opportunity - Southampton. You can apply for these roles via the jobs portal.