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Our Ethos

Our values of being supportive, honest and dependable have always been at the core of our business. These are the foundations that our agency was built on.

With over 50 years of combined experience in the team, here at Portman Recruitment, we do things differently. We want our candidates and social workers to feel they can talk to us about anything, and therefore we hold regular catch ups with dedicated consultants who ensure job satisfaction, and we’re always available for out of hours calls should any issues arise. We don’t see our candidates as numbers on a spreadsheet, but as an integral part of our business. Therefore, we go the extra mile to make the lives of our contract workers easier, because we know that they already have enough to deal with.

We value our contract workers, and believe that they should be given the same level of care that they provide the people they support. We have an open policy and a relatively flat hierarchy. Everyone is treated the same and there are no ego-driven decisions based on commissions here. Our candidates have a say on where they are placed and we provide genuine and honest advice about all aspects of contract-based social work. We’re a team, and we want our candidates to feel a part of it too. This is our ethos, and our commitment to you, should you decide to join us.

If you’re a social worker who is looking for a new exciting role or are wanting to experience life within another Authority, then get in touch with the team at Portman Recruitment. We work with a range of local authorities across the country and are bound to have a role that is perfect for you.

What makes

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From our onsite visits and regular catch ups to our out of hours calls, we are always there for our social work professionals. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach, the way we deal with our social workers differs for each individual and we couldn’t be happier about it. We’ll make contact with you as and when it suits you.
A reliable and efficient payroll, with an optional in-house PAYE scheme that ensures our workers are never left out of pocket. The very least a recruitment agency can do is ensure its workers get the wages they’ve worked hard for on time and promptly.
We want our candidates to feel happy in their roles and we do our utmost to provide the support, care and education that the industry lacks in relation to its workers. We understand the frustrations that come with the hard sales approach or bad advice that lead to unsuitable roles so we do our best to avoid such issues. Since our beginning, we have looked to do things differently and we believe that our approach is best. It ensures that everyone is happy in their role and mitigates any potential issues by communicating honestly and openly.
We are passionate about providing a level of service that goes beyond the expectations of everyone involved – whether they’re a client, candidate or those that are benefiting from your care. Our ethos is ‘Above and Beyond’ which means we always go that bit further for our clients and work to craft real relationships that last far beyond the office.
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Areas Covered

Careers for Social Workers throughout the UK

We are fortunate enough to work with a variety of councils, businesses and individual clients across the UK, who trust us to provide them with the highest calibre of social work specialists out there.

Therefore, if you’re looking to work within children or adult services, then no matter your location, the perfect new role is just waiting for you.

With senior positions also available, we take the time to get to know you, your skillset and ultimately what you want out of your career. Your role is what you make of it, and with our support, together, we’ll make it wonderful.

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