South Somerset District Council Our Yeovil office
Over 100 people are based at our modern office on the outskirts of Yeovil. As well as our Children’s and Adults’ Social Care teams, it’s home to our family intervention service. It’s busy, as you’d expect, but there’s always a spare desk or two for visitors and colleagues from other Somerset County Council locations. There are also plenty of quiet booths, meeting rooms and breakout areas. The town centre’s just over a mile away, and has a great selection of shops, banks, supermarkets and cafés. Everything you need for those lunchtime errands we often find ourselves running!
In and around the office
Bus station nearby
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South Somerset District Council
Living and working in Somerset
Thirst-slaying cider and super-tasty Cheddar cheese. Glastonbury Festival and world-famous Carnival. And anyone for cricket? When you think of Somerset, a few of these will immediately spring to mind. But there’s so much more to our special county.
Beautiful stretches of sandy coastline, caves, moors, the unique Somerset Levels, get-away-from-it-all areas of outstanding natural beauty, cool-list towns, internationally renowned art galleries and great food. And yes, cider. It’s all here. You’ll find historic villages and bustling market towns, rich heritage and history, sitting side-by-side with buzzing nightlife, great shopping and more family-friendly things-to-do than you can shake Merlin’s legendary staff at.
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"The council is full of supportive colleagues who encourage you to try your best. I really enjoyed building close working relationships with colleagues across the council. They’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, and every colleague's skillset and background is valued."
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