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The range of roles we have here might surprise you. Whether that’s working in our digital team using the latest technologies like our AV1 robots in classrooms, supporting our residents in our award-winning contact centre, or joining our social care teams and helping the most ...
Mission: We’re a hugely ambitious council, committed to improving lives for the residents, communities and businesses of Somerset. We’re working hard to build a sustainable organisation and a culture that promotes innovation and rewards, values and recognises our staff – and gives ...

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    Friendly working environment, helpful colleagues


    The salary could be better

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    Applied online83%
    Employee Referral17%

    1. Administrator - Childrens Services & a Corporate role Interview

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      I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Somerset Council (Taunton, England) in Apr 2023


      Applied with CV, completing their application form and a statement to Children's Services. Heard nothing 2 weeks after the closing date, as they promise to get back to everyone - they do not! I chased this. HR said Children's Services tried to contact me but did not have my details. How? It was on my CV and twice on the application form I completed. Asked HR how this is possible - never heard anything back (am writing this months later) Went for a corporate job there just after. (see questions below) Got offered it but HR and rejected my last employer as a reference - why? plus took a few weeks to process it, I accepted an offer elsewhere. Glad I declined. Totally and utterly incompetent Council - avoid, avoid, avoid!!!!

      For the corporate job... Tell me about your experiences using reports How does your experience and skills relate to this job? Tell me about a time you successfully resolved a complaint.

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    Somerset Council Awards & Accolades

    • Contact Centre of the Year – in-house 2022The SWCCF awards2022
    • Contact Center of the YearSouth West Contact Centre Awards2019
    • Sarah Stewart Brown AwardFaculty of Public Health Award2019
    • Lifetime Achievement Award (Silver) Chris DenovanSocial Worker of the Year Awards2019
    • HR & OD team of the yearPublic Services People Management Association2019

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    ...The application and induction process was thorough and helpful....

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