Our successful temporary recruitment agency provides short-term assignments as cover for council services.

We also provide short-term assignments on behalf of external clients such as local boroughs, charities, and the NHS.

What's in it for you?

  • opportunity to work in local government - we're one of the largest employers in Portsmouth
  • strengthen and develop your skills through interesting and varied assignments 
  • safe working environment 
  • competitive rates of pay
  • accrue holiday pay as you work 
  • paid bank holidays, if you're in an assignment at the time

Cleaning, maintenance, driving or gardening 

Are you:

  • self-motivated to work on your own?
  • but also, able to work as part of a team?
  • able to work in a safe manner and follow health and safety policy?
  • able to work flexible hours?
  • will you undertake any assignment that you have been assessed as suitable for? 

    If so, then you could be just the person we’re looking for.

Office assignments 

Are you:

  • flexible and adaptable?
  • do you have recent office or administrative experience?
  • can you demonstrate good literacy and numeracy skills?
  • are you confident with MS Office software such as Word, Excel, databases and email? 
  • will you undertake any assignment that you have been assessed as suitable for? 

If so, then you could be just the person we’re looking for.

How to apply

If you think you have the right skills and experience to join us:

  1. Complete our online form or;
  2. Complete both the application form and the recruitment information form below. Return the forms to:  temp.agency@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.


If you do decide to apply, it's important that you are available at short notice, because assignments become available daily.

If you're what we're looking for, we'll invite you in to register. If we're unable to use your experience and skills, we will contact you and let you know.

You may need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for some assignments.

For more information phone 023 9268 8184 or write to the internal agency manager, internal recruitment agency, Ground Floor Reception, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL.

Completing and sending an application in for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of recruitment. 

Your data is not used in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process and we will destroy or delete your information. 

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