Somerset is a great place to live, work and play, and it can be so much more. As a rural county, we have great opportunities, more than many other parts of the country, and as a County Council we are working hard to make the most of those opportunities. We are one of the largest employers in the county and we have built strong, positive relationships with our key partners, with the aim of delivering better results for residents. We also have a superb working relationship with businesses and partners in our Local Enterprise Partnership, delivering massive investment in Somerset. We work extremely hard for the people of Somerset and want the best people to work with us to continue our ambitions. Rewards and benefits Competitive salary Somerset provides staff with a competitive industry salary and a clear career progression route for furthering your career. Extra holidays A range of additional benefits including the chance to buy extra holidays. My Somerset, My Savings, My Staff Shop. Childcare vouchers Somerset operates a childcare voucher scheme as a salary sacrifice which allows you to save on the tax of the cost of childcare. Cycle saver The Cycle to Work Scheme helps employees buy bicycles and equipment for commuting (including VAT). Pension scheme A secure pension as part of the Local Government Pension Scheme that keeps pace with any cost of living increases. Flexible working The flexi-time scheme offers the flexibility to manage your work and home commitments in a way that suits your lifestyle. Discount gyms As an employee of Somerset County Council you will be entitled to discounted gym membership at a range of gyms across the county. Work-life balance Working for Somerset County Council offers a good work-life balance, living in a county with beautiful scenery and many historic sites. There’s lots to do here. Somerset boasts plenty of beautiful sites – in villages and bustling market towns – with a rich heritage of history and legend. In fact, Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts; complete with beaches (which you are never more than an hour away from), caves, moors, a beautiful stretch of coast, the unique Somerset Levels, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a National Park – Exmoor. Some of Britain’s most iconic characters, places and legends hail from here – like Alfred the Great, Avalon and Cheddar Gorge, to name but a few. Join us and you’ll find Somerset is a great place to grow – not just professionally, but personally too.