Working for Cumbria Care

We're recruiting for a range of rewarding roles across Cumbria available to those new to care as well as experienced care professionals. 

We are looking for the right people to join our team and make a real difference to people's lives. In return you will be given excellent training, full support, opportunities for progression, competitive pay and great benefits. 

For many of our roles you don't need any previous qualifications or experience, as you will be fully supported in the workplace to complete training and qualifications.

What do we do?

Cumbria Care are a large employer with lots of opportunities across the care sector. When you join our team you have the potential to work in a range of different services, learn more:

Reablement is about helping people to regain their independence, perhaps after an accident, illness, or bereavement.

Our Reablement Support Workers provide strength-based person-centred support with people on a one to one basis for a limited time period to help them develop or regain the skills and confidence to do things for themselves. You will build relationships and trust with the individuals and their families, supporting and celebrating them as they achieve their goals. You will be individuals live the life they want and remain in their own homes and community. 

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Our residential care provides accommodation, nutritious meals, varied leisure activities, personal care and emotional support around the clock and 7 days a week in safe and comfortable residential homes.

Our Residential Support Workers provide support and care to residents' in these homes, helping make sure they are safe, well and enjoy a good quality of life. You will have the opportunity to get to know the residents well, support them to stay in touch with their families as well as helping them to enjoy lots of different activities with truly personalised support. 

Residential support is available for anyone over the age of 18 unable to live independently, either temporarily or for longer term care. You can join our teams working in specialised services for people with a wide range of needs providing caring and secure dementia support or help to promote independence for adults living in a supported environment with other adults with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Home Care allows people to stay in their own homes with the support they need to complete daily tasks. From the little things such as support preparing a meal to support managing medication, you will be providing personalised care to meet the individual's needs. 

Our Domiciliary Support Workers (Home Care Workers) help people to stay in their home while receiving longer term care with their families and community around them. 

Day services provide a service for people during the day, with people returning to their own homes in the evening. We provide day opportunities for older adults and for adults with a physical and/or learning disability.

Day service Support Workers help to create a friendly, safe and stimulating environment, providing tailored support to individuals to help them take part in activities, socialise and achieve their goals.

Supported living helps vulnerable adults, including people with learning disabilities, to live independently in their own homes in the community. The support is personalised to meet the needs of each individual and they are supported and encouraged to take control over their home and the way they live their life. 

Support Workers help these individuals develop their independence and assist them to play an active role in their communities. 

Shared Lives is different to traditional care models. Our teams recruit and support members of the public who offer care in their own home to a vulnerable adult in return for a regular fee. It's a great way to provide care, giving a route to a really independent life for people who might otherwise be in some form of residential care. You will be supported by our team and provided with training to help you provide high-quality support.

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Why choose a job with Cumbria Care?

As part of Cumbria County Council, we're one of the biggest employers in Cumbria. Our employees benefit from the excellent terms and conditions and really supportive workplaces. 

We offer competitive rates of pay in accordance with the Living Wage. 

Our complete and thorough in-house training programme will give you the skills you need to do the job and provide excellent opportunities to develop your role further.

Because of our size and the range of services we offer there are regular opportunities to progress within Cumbria Care into more senior roles or into different service areas to build your experience. We take 'growing our own' seriously and you will get the support you need to progress.

Full-time employees in their first year with Cumbria County Council will receive 24 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays. This increases to 30 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays when you've been with us for 5 years or more.

If you travel as part of your job you will be paid for your travel time and mileage expenses.

A job with Cumbria Care can also be a stepping stone to other careers in Health and Social Care such as - Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or Nursing.

  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Supportive working environment
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
  • Sickness pay
  • Cycle Scheme


Apprenticeships with Cumbria Care

Cumbria Care offers apprenticeships every year. You can get hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work. Anyone living in England, over 16 years of age and not in full time education can apply for an apprenticeship.

Latest apprenticeship opportunities