More About Us

More About Us

South Somerset’s population of around 165k is one of the largest in the South West.  Covering an area of 370 square miles South Somerset has both rural areas, vibrant towns and a network of market towns. South Somerset District Council serves approximately 72k households across 121 parishes.

We have a long history of successful economic vitality, with agriculture and manufacturing at our core.  Traditionally well known for glove, lace and rope making, South Somerset has embraced new technologies to produce agricultural machines, engines and more recently we have been at the forefront of the aerospace industry.  Today there are many hi-tech businesses which, together with our agriculture, manufacturing and service industries, contribute to a balanced economy that builds wealth and generates jobs.

At South Somerset District Council we aim to employ a workforce representative of the community we serve and are committed to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers. We also operate an ‘Area Working’ system with offices in Chard, Wincanton and Yeovil to ensure we are really accessible to our communities.

We are ambitious for South Somerset; ambitious about what we can achieve to improve the communities we serve.

Working for us

We are striving to be great to work for, excellent to work with, leading the way and delivering for our communities. To realise our ambitions for the district we need great people to work for us to shape and influence what the future of Local Government will look like. In return we will offer you a range of benefits including; competitive salary, generous leave scheme and investment in your learning and development journey.