Calling job seekers! Somerset Social Care Jobs Fair 30th Nov

Somerset County Council has launched a new jobs fair to help job seekers find their perfect role in social care.

The recruitment event, which is being supported by the National Careers Service, takes place on November 30th at Somerset County Cricket Ground.

The fair will run from 10am to 7pm and will give job seekers – or those looking to progress their social care career – the opportunity to meet care providers and find out more. Full event details can be found at:

Event organiser Sarah Hedges, Engagement Lead Officer for the council’s Proud to Care scheme, said: “We’re thrilled to be hosting this free event in partnership with the National Careers Service, and would encourage anyone interested in working in social care to pop along and find out more!

“There are lots of great career opportunities in social care – you could become an activities co-ordinator and create fun activities for people in care (both old and young), or you could open up your own home to support someone and become a shared lives carer. If you are passionate about your community and supporting people, this could be the career for you “

“We’ll have 17 different providers available to answer questions on the day, free snacks and refreshments, and some great freebie goodies. We’ll be at Somerset County Cricket Ground all day, so do drop by and come and chat to us!”

David Huxtable, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: “Social care is a very secure career choice in Somerset – we have high demand for social care here, and there are some excellent opportunities for career progression. Working in social care is incredibly rewarding in a way that few other jobs can compare – pursuing a career in care means you’ll be supporting people to live happy, healthy, independent lives.”

Nigel Sandford-Henderson, Head of the National Careers Service in the South West and Oxfordshire, said: “We’re excited to be supporting Somerset County Council with the Social Care Jobs Fair and are looking forward to giving impartial careers advice and guidance to job seekers on the day. Social care plays a vital role within our local communities and events like this are a great way to meet people in the sector, get your questions answered, or even progress an existing social care career. If you are curious about social care and want support to find and apply for roles, do come along!”

Vacant social care roles can be found at and range from helping people in their own homes, caring for younger people with a learning disability, to helping people in residential care.

Providers with vacancies can submit these online by filling in a short form: Proud to Care – submit a new job role – Somerset County Council


For more information, please contact the press office on 01823 355020 or email


Details on social care careers and the support available from the National Careers Service can be found at