Working in North Somerset
We are based in North Somerset, south-west England, a diverse area with over 24 miles of attractive coastline and charming countryside including parts of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Forest of Avon and the Somerset Levels and Moors. There are plenty of opportunities for experiencing outdoor activities including sailing, kite surfing, climbing, pot-holing, off road cycling and mountain biking, golf, fishing, swimming and lots of scenic walking routes.
Housing options in North Somerset range from idyllic detached mansions in Abbots Leigh to terraced Victorian and Edwardian town houses in Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon, with smart new waterside apartments in Portishead. North Somerset has a diverse range of vibrant market and coastal towns offering something for everyone.
In spite of its qualities and growing popularity, North Somerset is a cost-effective location to live. You get much more for your money living in North Somerset, an important factor in recruiting and attracting people to work here.
Arts and Culture
The Arts Council for England (ACE) designated Weston-super-Mare as a priority area in its 2018 – 2020 Corporate Plan. Darren Henley ACE’s Chief Executive visited Weston in May 2018 and said “There is a vibrant creative community here and a council with huge ambitions to redefine the English seaside town. Weston is a beacon other seaside towns can learn from.” Historic England has also awarded Weston Heritage Action Zone status with £600,000 support.
There’s a huge variety of events throughout the year, from fun runs, half marathons and motorcycle beach races to music, arts and food festivals and agricultural shows. The thriving local art and crafts community is showcased in the bi-annual North Somerset Arts week where over 300 artists open their homes and studios. North Somerset is a great base to explore the rest of the West of England.