Working for Cumbria Care - Progress your career

"The team are so supportive. My supervisor is always available on the phone when I need any help. Everyone is so helpful and friendly." Sarah Prince, Reablement Support Worker

We want you to be happy in your role with us, whether that is helping you to excel at providing support for people or support to go beyond this and develop your career. 

You will find everything you need to do your job well is available to you at Cumbria Care, whether that is equipment, resources or managerial support. 

Joining our team is the start of your journey to being where you want to be. Our training is highly rated by staff and there are lots of opportunities to build your skills and experience. Our supportive supervisor and management structure will help you to set and achieve goals. 

We can help you to achieve your NVQ so you can work towards becoming a Supervisor or Registered Manager. 

Apprenticeships are available in care roles as well as a number of other areas across the council which can help you to progress into careers such as social work. Learn more about the apprenticeship opportunities available.

We value our staff and believe you should be rewarded for the incredible job you do. 


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 if you choose. 

Career opportunities and development

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.

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.


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

Travel costs

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


  • Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Supportive working environment
  • 2 week rota so you can plan your life
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
  • Cycle Scheme

"The pension is such a huge benefit. When you are younger you don't really worry about it, but the Council scheme is so much more generous than other employers, it really makes a difference to the lifestyle you can have when you are older and looking at retiring." Paul Roberts, Maintenance Engineer for the Community Equipment Service