The Borough of Copeland is located in the Western Lake District area of Cumbria.
It covers an area of some 284 square miles, including a superb coastline and the mountains and lakes that lie to the east in the National Park, including England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and its deepest lake, Wastwater.
The Council’s headquarters are in Whitehaven, where the historic harbour has been fully restored and there is a wealth of fine Georgian architecture.
But Copeland isn’t just a place to admire the scenery. Exciting proposals to create ‘Britain’s Energy Coast’ are well advanced. The area’s Masterplan is intended to transform West Cumbria into a world-class centre for excellence in energy and environmental technologies, creating 16,000 jobs, giving the Cumbrian economy a £700 million boost and helping to make a significant contribution towards the Government’s response to climate change.The plan is a direct response to the challenges and opportunities presented by decommissioning Sellafield, and is a far reaching programme that includes new business parks, a national academy for nuclear skills, a new hospital and major improvements to transport links and housing.
The Council employs around 380 people, mostly based on 2 sites in Whitehaven, where the purpose-built headquarters building was opened in September 2004. We deliver a wide variety of services, including economic development, housing strategy, leisure and environmental services, and benefits, as well as the associated in-house support functions such as legal services, finance and human resources.
We want to have a diverse workforce, and welcome applications for employment from all sections of the community.