Portsmouth City Council offers support to employees who have been made redundant, or who are under the threat of redundancy, as well as to businesses who are obliged to make staff redundant.

You can download the document below which shows the support offered across the various public sector authorities in Hampshire to employers and employees.

Redundancy support for employers

If you are an employer facing the task of making redundancies, Portsmouth City Council's employment initiatives team can offer advice and support, phone 023 9262 1860 or


The Learning Place now delivers courses on:

  • Health and Wellbeing (e.g. confidence building, relaxation and stress busting)
  • Improve your skills (e.g. CV writing, Employability support)

The Learning Place hold an employability drop-in sessions on Friday mornings from 10:00am - 12:00 where people can access computers, enhance/create their CV, apply for jobs online etc.

A National Careers Service Advisor is available every other Thursday morning and available for all Employees at risk of redundancy.

If anyone is interested in joining a course or booking an NCS appointment they would need to book on first by either popping in or calling us on 02392 621860 .

The email address is our shared email and is: thelearningplace@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Redundancy support for employees

There is a strong local network, led by the council regeneration and business department, to link employees whose posts are being made redundant with new opportunities, jobs, courses and voluntary work.

For more information, email regeneration@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or phone 023 9284 1501.

Pride in Pompey will also help you manage the challenges of redundancy. Their services include:

  • skills assessment
  • career planning
  • employability skills
  • sector specific job market information.


Redundancy Support for Employers and Employees

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