Cumbria County Council


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

Cumbria County Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2013, and has since re-signed this to reaffirm its commitment to the service, ex-service and reservist community within Cumbria. This is supported by an organisational commitment to meeting the aims of the covenant. This includes:

  • Managing the Cumbria Armed Forces Covenant Partnership that strategically promotes the covenant in Cumbria
  • Provide support and organising events on Remembrance Day, Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day and Red Ensign Day
  • Seven Armed Forces Member champions – led by a Cabinet portfolio member for armed forces
  • Veteran-friendly recruitment and selection processes, including an ex-services guaranteed interview scheme. 

About us

Cumbria County Council is the upper-tier local authority in Cumbria. The council is responsible for the more strategic local services within the county, including education, libraries, social services, highway maintenance, waste disposal, among other areas.

In addition to its covenant signatory status, the council is also a silver Employer Recognition Scheme holder. This is due to the organisation’s alignment with the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, and substantial support for defence people employees, including ex-service personnel, reservists, military spouses, and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers.