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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


​"Search social work team were amazing. They always went above and beyond to help me, found me work in my desired area and got mean interview for my dream job which I was successful in."



​"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."


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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.

Find out more about our approach to recruitment.

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In our words

​Find out more about us and how we can help shape your future