Cumbria is a mostly rural county, and one of the largest in England by size, so the county council has to work in a way that encompasses the unique needs of its constituents. The sweeping Cumbria landscape is an incredible escape for many people, and the peace of country life is a massive draw for many residents. Covering the towns of Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington, Barrow, Kendal and Penrith among many others, Cumbria County Council serves around 500,000 people. As well as the incredible landscape that is all around in the Cumbria area, including the 3 tallest peaks in England, there are also a variety of amazing landmarks, including Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey and Hadrian’s Wall, which is a World Heritage Site.
Cumbria County Council serves one of the largest geographical areas, but also one of the smallest number of constituents in England. It has 84 elected members, and 6 devolved local committees that deal with issues regarding their areas in the county. Cumbria County Council provides its constituents with a wide variety of local services, including social work services.
Key services provided by Cumbria County Council include:
Cumbria County Council also provides residents with many other local services, including:
Current roles available at Cumbria County Council include positions in the Children and Families category, where candidates will be working with all kinds of families that need support, or with children in difficult situations.
Our current roles include:
To see the full range of positions available in Cumbria County Council, please click here.
We love working with Cumbria County Council to help place our candidates as they offer a wide variety of roles in many different fields. The working environment at Cumbria County Council is welcoming and our candidates have the freedom to work flexibly and in a way that suits them. We also find that our candidates are able to work in a variety of different contexts due to the large area the council covers, giving them a rewarding experience within this council.
At Portman Recruitment, our team of specialist recruitment consultants regularly place candidates in councils all over the UK, including in Cumbria County Council. When positions are advertised by councils for new social workers, we’ll receive the job specification and description. Our large bank of CVs and contacts means that we are able to quickly identify the most suitable candidates for the job, and send them to Cumbria County Council for consideration. We’ll then liaise with both the candidate and council to arrange an interview.
Our team of experienced recruiters can help you with interview preparation, or just calming those pre-interview nerves. After the interview, we’ll follow up with you and with the council, to get in-depth and genuinely useful feedback from both sides of the table. For successful candidates, we’ll then liaise with the council to establish a start date and send you a welcome pack before you begin your new role.
With Portman Recruitment, the journey doesn’t end after you’re settled into a placement. You’ll always have your dedicated consultant ready to chat with you to help solve any issues or questions, as well as advise you on next steps, iron out any concerns and make sure your placement is a genuinely positive experience wherever you are.
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To find out more about social work placements in Cumbria County Council or any of the other authorities we work with, or just to chat to an experienced social work recruitment consultant about your next steps, contact our team today on 0161 828 4160.
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