Category Recruitment

Early years careers fair could be your route into childcare

Would-be childminders, nursery assistants and other childcare staff can get priceless advice at a Somerset County Council careers event on 5 June. Anyone interested in working in the early years sector and childcare is urged to come along to the Early Years Careers Fair at the Bridgwater & Taunton College, Taunton Campus in Taunton. Hosted […]

Costa Coffee Supports Fostering and Adoption in Somerset

Somerset County Council’s Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service is teaming up with Costa Coffee, to help the search for Foster Carers and Adopters. The coffee chain is, once again, supporting the cause as part of its Project Inspiration Community Initiative. They are providing space, time and refreshments for people to come together to find out […]

Council aims to tackle childminder shortage

Somerset County Council is launching a new campaign to tackle a childminder shortage across the county. The number of childminders in Somerset has fallen dramatically year upon year, in line with what is a national picture. In response the Council has been working hard to boost the numbers and is launching a new initiative aimed […]

Save the date! Fire + Fostering event for ‘Pioneering’ people

If you work for the police, fire or ambulance services, or in health, education, a local authority or charity – and would consider fostering a child in need – Somerset County Council has an important date for your diary. The Council is teaming up with Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to host a […]

County Council presents Frome branch of Co-op with ‘Employer of Choice’ award

A Frome based branch of Co-Operative Group has won an award from Somerset County Council for its long-term commitment to employees with learning difficulties. The County Council’s Aspire service that helps adults with learning difficulties find employment, has given Co-op the award in recognition of the company’s long-term work and commitment towards people with learning […]

Social workers scramble up Snowdon for Somerset Foster Carers

Dedicated social workers have trekked to the top of Wales’ highest mountain in aid of a voluntary organisation representing Foster Carers in Somerset. Mount Snowdon stands at a whopping 3,560 feet above sea level and is the highest point in the UK outside the Scottish Highlands. Nine energetic members of Somerset County Council’s Fostering and […]