Getting to work
With excellent road and rail links, South Gloucestershire is one of the best connected areas in the country.
Our children’s services teams are based at three offices, all easily accessible from Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Wales. As we are situated so close to Bristol, many of our staff choose an urban lifestyle, living in the city, whilst having an easy journey to work, travelling against the flow of commuting traffic. Equally, South Gloucestershire also has a number of villages and quiet towns providing those looking for a more unhurried pace of life with easy access to countryside and green, open spaces.
Many of our staff travel to work by train with mainline stations at Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, whilst those commuting by road from further afield can easily get to work via local junctions off the M4 and M5.
As well as an easy commute to work, we can also offer less time spent travelling for work. South Gloucestershire is not an especially large district, but by splitting our long term social care teams geographically, we’ve brought individual teams closer to the children and families they work with, reducing the time they spend travelling to visits. Social workers must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle for work.
South Gloucestershire is well served by the national and regional road transport network. The M4 and M5 motorways place London and Birmingham within a two-hour drive and Cardiff within one hour. The M32 gives direct access from the M4 to central Bristol.
We are based on a fantastic cycle network and also have regular Dr. Bike mechanic visits to our offices to keep you rolling.
For inspiration and information to get cycling in the West Country, visit www.betterbybike.info.
Rail services from Bristol Parkway Station provide fast links to London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Southampton. Yate, Severn Beach, Patchway and Filton are connected by local rail services to central Bristol, Bath and Weston Super Mare.
Bristol International Airport is one of the UK’s fastest growing airports. The airport now offers over 100 destinations, including Paris, Rome and Madrid.