Working for Cumberland Council


Local Government Reorganisation

On April 1 2023, local government in Cumbria will change.  

The current six borough, city and district councils, along with Cumbria County Council, will be replaced by two new 'unitary' councils. 

In the area currently covered by Allerdale Borough Council, Carlisle City Council and Copeland Borough Council a new authority, Cumberland Council, will be created.

About Cumberland Council

We have the opportunity to create a fantastic new council for the people of Cumberland. This is an opportunity to build on the work that is already in place and to make our services even better for everyone. What better than to be at the forefront and leading that change? 

Staff will be crucial to our success. That's why we want a culture which where you feel empowered to make decisions; and relationships are based on trust and integrity. We shall also care about each other and our communities. 

We want to invest as much as possible in our workforce, such as training and development. And whilst we have a strong desire to get things done right first time - we won't be afraid to try new ways of doing things and learn when we don't get it quite right.  

We'll recognise good performance and understand and remove barriers to achieving this.

If you share that vision, then we want to hear from you today.

Cumberland Council website

Cumberland Council Plan