Are you a qualified social worker with at least 1 year’s post-qualifying experience? Are you registered with one of the following organisations: HCPC; Care Council for Wales; Social Work Scotland? Do you feel confident in your abilities as a social worker and truly want to help people? Do you want to further your social work career with an agency that can genuinely help? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of these questions, then we’re already off to a good start.
At Portman Recruitment, we truly value the experience, education and training that our social workers bring to the mix, and do our utmost to support them in any way that we can. We’re looking for social workers that are dedicated, dependable and trustworthy because they know how to plan their time effectively, are always there when their clients need them and show great empathy with every issue they face. We want social workers who will put their all into their job, because to them, it’s more than a job. It’s a reason for getting up in the morning, knowing that you’ll be making a difference in the lives of those you support. In short, you’re not only experienced and educated, but you’re also motivated.
The industry we operate in is a very sensitive one. We’re entering peoples lives when they are extremely vulnerable. Be it that their mental health is suffering or this is their first experience of being looked after by a social worker and they are finding it an odd experience to adjust to. We all face complex problems in this industry which is why, when looking for candidates, we look to find those that are attuned to these sensitivities and can use tools like active listening and independent evaluation to assess the needs of the person they are looking after.
For more on social work values and ethics be sure to read our blog, ‘What Are The Principles Of Social Work?’, which delves into some of the ways our social workers uphold an impeccable degree of professionalism when meeting their clients.
Our years of experience combined with our ability to solve complex problems and provide people with high-quality social workers means we work with a wide range of local authorities up and down the country. While we do look to fill social work jobs in Manchester and the North West, our connections and contacts mean we can work with a range of councils up and down the UK.
We love that we are able to help social workers from various locations find their dream role. That feeling of knowing we have placed the ideal candidate into a social work job that they love never gets old. It’s the reason we do what we do here at Portman Recruitment – to find people that want to help.
Below is a list featuring just some of the local authorities that we work and have fantastic relationships with. They are all based in great cities and there’s bound to be one that is perfect for you.
For more information on our available roles and how we support you throughout them, please get in touch with us today to learn more.
The world of social work is full of talented, dedicated people looking to make positive changes. At Portman Recruitment, we’re always on the lookout for these sorts of people. This is why we’ve improved our amazing referral scheme. We’ve increased the amount you could earn from £200 to £500 if the person you refer is successfully placed in roles managed by Portman!
If you know someone who has experience in social work and is looking for an exciting new role then get in touch with us. We have a range of new roles and are constantly updating the positions that are available so be sure to check back regularly.
Whether you’re after a new role to broaden your experience or something you’re more familiar with, that offers you great work-life balance, we’re sure to have a social work job for you.
Our ‘Above and Beyond’ ethos makes us confident that we’ll be able to help you, from initial call right the way through to helping you do well in your interview.
If you’re someone who has operated in the social work sector, got a few years experience and are looking for a new role at a local authority near you, then get in touch with the consultants here at Portman Recruitment today.
Fantastic agency. Brilliant consultants who make regular contact. Highly recommend the service.
Brilliant service, great consultants who are always happy to help. Best agency I have come across.
Can’t say enough positive things about Portman Recruitment! Well looked after, listened to and supported. Go above and beyond to find the right role for you.
I honestly can’t fault Portman. Adam replies pretty much instantly and I think if Adam wasn’t there, I could call the Portman office and anyone would speak to me. It’s good to know that he’s there if I need anything. He’s been a fantastic support.
The staff at Portman do their best for their workers. Reliable and trustworthy - excellent compliance - they don’t rush you into jobs that aren’t suitable just to make a buck like some other recruitment companies, but really take their time to get to know you and your skills and match you with good employers. Highly recommend.
Very promising start with Portman, they got me a job to suit my very specific needs pretty much instantly and have been great to work with so far as they take care of everything for you. Would definitely recommend them.
Brilliant agency to work for. Really work hard to get the best for you, really personable approach. Highly recommend.