Portman Recruitment Cares Delivers

Social Work & Care Sector Recruitment Agency
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Social Work & Care Sector Agency

An independent recruitment consultancy that specialises in the provision of employment services in the social work and care sectors. Working with qualified professionals, we continuously and successfully match candidates with their ideal work placements around the UK and then deliver a superb employment service to all concerned. This involves onsite visits and regular catch-ups, as well as out-of-hours support. We do our utmost to make our workers feel a part of our team so that they put their all into every assignment they choose, and ultimately, are given.

We’re well aware that the recruitment industry has a poor reputation in the social work sector, and we’re determined to be the exception to this. We don’t force our candidates into roles we know aren’t good for them just for the commission. We don’t withhold pay because we’re inefficient or use an inept payroll system. We don’t offer bad advice just because we think it’s what you want to hear. We truly want to help you develop into the best social worker you can be, and to us, that involves treating you in the best possible way. We support our candidates within the roles of their choice, ensuring that they’re always paid on time, given beneficial career guidance and that they’re always in a role that lets them know that they’re making a difference.

Therefore, from the moment you join up with us, from interviews, to start dates and beyond, we ensure a smooth process. We place your needs above all else.  We want you to enjoy your social work job and your contract through Portman, to feel that you are making a difference to those you support on a daily basis, knowing that we are right behind you with the support you need from your agency. 

Our Mission

To support social workers throughout their careers by matching them to the right job

Personal Touch

You’re not just another name on a spreadsheet, you’re a person that has goals, wants and demands.
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From the moment care workers walk through the doors at our Manchester-based office, they can see Portman Recruitment do things radically different ...

As an employment agency, our whole mission is about looking beyond the title of ‘social worker’ to find out what the person behind wants and needs from a new role.

You’re not just another name on a spreadsheet, you’re a person that has goals, wants and demands. Throughout the application process, we’ll always keep you in mind and ensure you’re happy.

We were founded on the ethos of going ‘Above and Beyond’.

From the moment care workers walk through the doors at our Manchester-based office, they can see Portman Recruitment do things radically different ...

As an employment agency, our whole mission is about looking beyond the title of ‘social worker’ to find out what the person behind wants and needs from a new role.

You’re not just another name on a spreadsheet, you’re a person that has goals, wants and demands. Throughout the application process, we’ll always keep you in mind and ensure you’re happy.

We were founded on the ethos of going ‘Above and Beyond’.

Our Mission

” We want to make the lives of our contract workers as simple and secure as possible “

We believe that, in the social work sector, there is a severe lack of support for ‘agency’ social workers. We want the people that work through Portman to feel they are part of a team that listens to them, assigns them to roles they know they will enjoy, and when a contract ends, will trust us to find them another equally good placement.

Therefore, our mission is simple: To match candidates and clients based on shared needs; to support our social workers throughout their social work careers, with catch-ups and regular visits; to always pay wages on time and in full, either through our own in-house PAYE scheme or a suitable umbrella company.

The positive feedback we receive from our contract workers time and time again is a true testament to the high standard of service levels we deliver, and the overall level of support that we pride ourselves in giving to those that work through us.

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