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About Search Social Work

We are a team of social work recruitment specialists with years of experience in helping dedicated social workers find temporary and locum work. As one of the leading social worker recruitment agencies in the UK, we are a national supplier to Local Authorities, NHS, charities, private healthcare organisations and housing associations.

We understand what they look for and use that insight to help and support you during the recruitment process. If you work with us, you'll have a dedicated social work consultant who will invest time in getting to know you both professionally and personally. We don't pigeon-hole people into jobs. We take the time to find people the right opportunities, whether that be as an experienced qualified social worker in a niche or management role, a newly qualified social worker, a specialist allied health professional or on a social care contract in housing, homelessness, justice, family or children’s services.

Let us help you connect with your next great role, and help you do more of what you love.

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What people say about us

Sarah

​"I haven recently started working with Madge to find a housing options role. Madge has worked very proactively and has been mindful of my own needs as well as the client’s criteria.

She has been supportive, considerate, patient and above all knowledgeable of both the client and job-seekers needs."

Sarah

Candidate

Tracy Roche

“In my role as Team Manager, I had no previous experience of recruiting agency staff, or liaising with a recruitment agency. Search responded our advert and provided robust and timely information.

Madge provided a seamless point of contact and I found her to be professional, responsive and friendly which ensured that the consideration of potential candidates was progressed and two agency staff members were recruited.”

Tracy Roche

Team Manager

Candidate

​"Search Social Work have been amazing. They went above and beyond to help me and not only found me work in my desired area, they also got me an interview for my dream job which I was successful in."

Candidate

Candidate

​"Search is the best recruitment agency I have ever worked for. They responded timely to queries and are professional in their dealings. Thanks to Catherine and Mike who supported me during my employment with one of the local councils.

I implore newly qualified social workers or any other care professions to try them."

Candidate

Joy

​"Madge contacted me about a role I'd applied for with St Helens Council and from the get-go she's been nothing but helpful, accommodating and pleasant to work with. She provided me with all the information I needed and I felt she was genuinely pleased for me when I got the role.

Having worked with several agencies in the past, it has been really refreshing to work with Madge and Search."

Joy

Candidate

Mark

​"My time with Search Consultancy was a very rewarding experience. In particular, my contact Anca, was a pleasure to work with. Always professional yet accessible, her unwavering support and positive attitude never failed to impress. Thank you Anca."

Mark

Candidate

What Search Social Work can do for employers

We know what it takes to be a trusted social work recruitment agency. Let us help you find the talented and dedicated social workers you need for your service. Find out more about how we support our clients.

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Why Choose Search

We're respected in what we do because we care and we're truly committed to making a difference to those who we work with.

We're passionate about social work and we appreciate the hard work and dedication that's needed to keep the most vulnerable adults and children in our communities safe.

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