Working for Horsham District Council

Every member of staff at Horsham District Council plays a part in supporting our community and keeping local services running. We have a friendly, supportive working environment and are proud to offer our staff training and development opportunities across different departments. We are a small Council, and have around 400 employees - this means you really do get to know everyone.

We all work hard to make a difference to the residents of Horsham District, and are always on the lookout for people who want to join us.

Staff benefits

Benefits of working for Horsham District Council include:

  • Enrolment in the generous Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 28 days annual leave per year, plus Bank Holidays, for full-time staff (annual leave year 1 April-31 March)
  • Flexible working opportunities and family-friendly policies
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • Staff discounts with a number of local businesses
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Subsidised car park season tickets
  • Tusker car salary sacrifice lease scheme

Normal hours of work for full-time employees are 37 hours per week. Most departments have flexible working policies.

Happy to talk flexible working

Why choose Horsham?

Horsham District is an exciting place to work because we have so much going on and a fantastic innovative staff who we encourage to come up with new ideas.

  • Our Community Link team are award-winning innovators using assistive technology to help residents live independently.
  • Our Housing team delivers the highest number of affordable homes in Sussex in partnership with registered providers, and has created an affordable housing company to deliver permanent affordable homes.
  • Our Planning and Development department is working on a Local Plan Review of the District.
  • Our Horsham Town Centre events team has a new and exciting events calendar.
  • Our Economic Development Team is dedicated to supporting local businesses, from advice on running and promoting your business to  offering a successful programme of free business training workshops.
  • Our new Climate Action Strategy highlights our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and to becoming a carbon neutral and climate resilient District.

Our commitments to equality and diversity

At Horsham District Council we are committed to the principles of equality and diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to recruit a diverse workforce. Read more about our policies on the Our employment commitments page.