A beautiful place to live and work
Somerset provides a competitive industry salary and a clear career progression route for furthering your career.
Somerset offers a generous leave allowance that increases after 5 years service, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave through our salary sacrifice scheme.
Training and Development
we provide a high level of support including an induction programme and continued professional development.
We offer a range of discounts for our staff, including cycle bikes and equipment, cars, shopping, travel, cinema, insurance, professional memberships and much more!
A secure pension as part of the Local Government Pension Scheme that keeps pace with any cost of living increases.
The flexi time scheme offers the flexibility to manage your work and home commitments in a way to suit your lifestyle. We positively encourage a good work life balance.
You will have access to cutting edge technology that will help you do your job better and more flexibly . We have a number of smart offices now that offer a fresh, open and flexible working environment.
Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts; complete with beaches, caves, moors, a beautiful stretch of coastline, the unique Somerset Levels, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a National Park, Exmoor. As well as historic villages and bustling market towns, all containing rich heritage and legend.
In 2016 National Geographic Traveler rated Somerset number 11 on ‘The Cool List’ of must see destinations, beating Rio de Janeiro and the Great Barrier Reef!!
Plus, Bristol Airport and Exeter Airport are both easily accessed from the M5. And there’s an increasing number of destinations being added to their flight lists, including most of Europe, some North African countries and the USA. You can travel wherever you want.
Food and drink: Somerset offers some of the best local produce in the country, from farmers’ markets to Somerset specialities like Cheddar Cheese and farmhouse cider.
Festivals: The county hosts the world famous Glastonbury Festival, which attracts more than 170,000 visitors every year and world class acts like 2017’s headliners Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead.
Sport: The town of Taunton is home to Somerset County Cricket Club, which also hosts England cricket matches. Yeovil Town became the first Somerset football club to reach the Football League Division 3 in 2003 and then Division 2 in 2005. There are also two racecourses – one in Taunton and one in Wincanton. The Quantocks Hills, just outside Taunton, are very popular with walkers and mountain bikers.
Heritage: For those who prefer less active pursuits, Somerset has around 11500 listed buildings, 523 scheduled monuments, 192 conservation areas, 41 parks and gardens, 36 English Heritage sites and 19 National Trust sites. And there’s the historic West Somerset Railway, which offers regular steam train journeys from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead.
You can find all Somerset’s attractions on www.visitsomerset.co.uk
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