Why come to Cumbria?

Cumbria is an exciting and dynamic place to live and work. It is not the sleepy backwater you may visualise.

We are modern and ambitious - and this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference.

Our safeguarding arrangements for public health and Adult Social Care are sound.

We are sharp on procurement.

We pride ourselves on solid and strong relationships.

We are embarking on an exciting new way of delivering local services to local people, known as area planning.

We have a robust modernisation plan in place with strong leadership and independent validation.

Our Members are committed and approachable.

Our Chief Executive is supportive and interested in this agenda. She wants you to be innovative and risk aware, not risk averse.

Our Reputation - within local government we have a long established and sound reputation and have been recognised by both the LGA and MJ as having some award-winning practice.