Thank you for your interest in joining us in Somerset.

I believe this is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your leadership, dynamism and dedication to excellence within a newly formed council in one of the UK’s most fascinating counties.

Somerset West and Taunton Council has been through a transformation that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do. New ways of working coupled with fresh technology is streamlining processes and empowering staff to take ownership, promote agile and collaborative working, think commercially and deliver excellent service.

Now, we are looking for four new Directors to take us to the next level of entrepreneurialism, ambition and commercialism to make up the senior leadership team. These are highly visible leadership positions where your drive and determination will have a huge impact on our staff, our customers and our stakeholders.

We are financially stable, so the opportunities to build on this sound footing are great. You’ll also have the support of great staff, and a stable political administration.

The bringing together of the former Taunton Deane and West Somerset councils has created one of the largest councils by area in the country, with a population of 150,000. It’s a chance to develop personally and professionally and really make a mark on how local authorities can excel in these fast-changing times. 

All this, and a great place to live too. If you think you have the drive and determination to help take this organisation to the next level, then I look forward to reading your application.

James Hassett
Chief Executive Officer

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