Category Recruitment

Could you be a Stepping Stones carer?

Somerset County Council is highlighting the need to recruit more ‘Stepping Stones’ carers to support young care leavers.  Stepping Stones carers support young care leavers aged 16-21, who are making the transition from care to independent living, but are not yet ready to live on their own. This involves providing them with a safe place to stay, helping them gain important life skills […]

Council’s double delight at Somerset Education Business Partnership awards

Somerset County Council picked up two honours at the recent Somerset Education Business Partnership (SEBP) Awards held in Bridgwater.  Somerset County Council collected one award for its work supporting young people faced with disadvantages in getting work opportunities, and another for the way the Highways team delivered social and community benefits throughout the pandemic.  The […]

Somerset County Council appoints new Chief Executive – will lead the new unitary Somerset Council from April 2023

A meeting of Somerset County Council has confirmed Duncan Sharkey as the new Council Chief Executive. Currently Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Mr Sharkey will take up the post with SCC in the autumn and will become Chief Executive of the new unitary Somerset Council from April next year. Mr […]

Somerset County Council ranks in Top 100 Apprentice Employers 2022 list

Somerset County Council has been named as one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK by the Department for Education. The County Council came in 67th on the prestigious list and was one of just three Local Authorities to be included in the Top 100. To mark the occasion, Somerset Support Services for […]

Gifted Levy partnership helps care home apprenticeships in Somerset

Somerset County Council has linked up with one of the UK’s leading training providers and a fast-growing care company to help ease the industry-wide staffing crisis in residential care homes in the region. The Council is helping to fund the training of 14 new apprentices to support care home provider Harbour Healthcare. Harbour Healthcare has […]

Celebrating women in technology for International Women’s Day

Somerset County Council is celebrating the leading role of women in shaping the future of the organisation to mark International Women’s Day (March 8). International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and the theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Break the Bias’, with Somerset County […]

Opportunity Boost Scheme to open doors to employment

A new grant has been launched to help people in Somerset overcome financial barriers when seeking employment and returning to work. The Opportunity Boost Scheme will provide grants worth up to £500 to help with the cost associated progressing into work, such as transport costs, childcare, work clothes, learning resources and training courses. The funding […]

How your organisation could be supported to develop apprentices

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (February 7-13), Somerset County Council is reminding local businesses and organisations of the support on offer to help them recruit apprentices. As a large organisation within Somerset, the Council has the ability to support smaller organisations with apprenticeship qualification costs via an apprenticeship levy transfer. These transfers allow smaller organisations […]

Somerset County Council hails positive impact of apprentices

Somerset County Council is celebrating the positive impacts of its apprenticeship programme as part of National Apprenticeship Week (February 7 to 13). The Council is a strong advocate for apprenticeships and ensures Somerset Care Leavers and those with SEND backgrounds have access to apprenticeship opportunities within our teams. Over the past 12 months, we have […]

Your Somerset – Winter 2021

Check out the latest edition of Your Somerset – out now… Your Somerset is delivered to households across Somerset, three times a year and contains news and information about the Council’s services and campaigns and projects that the County Council and our partners are involved in. The Winter 2021 issue is packed full of useful information […]