Our dedication to matching social workers with their ideal roles is the foundation of our success as a recruitment business, and our level of ongoing support – which includes regular catch-ups with our consultants and out of hours calls should you need us – ensures you feel as supported as the people you help.
Whether you’re looking for social work jobs in child protection, mental health or adult services, we have a wide range of social work careers available for those hoping to make their mark in the industry. From Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Yorkshire to Cardiff, Dorset and Wiltshire, we have roles all over the UK, so no matter where you are, we’ll help you find the role that’s right for you.
Our process is completely different from our competitors. We treat you like a human, not just a name on a spreadsheet. The team here is like one big family and from the minute you get in touch we’ll be there to help you find your dream social work job. Our dedicated consultants genuinely care about their social workers and look forward to helping you in the pursuit of your next social work role. Whether you’re after a role that is a bit different or you’re quite happy with something that has a familiar feel, we’re sure to have something for you.
We work with councils across the UK, with a particular focus on the North West. So, if you’re based in Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, The Wirral or anywhere else around these areas then be sure to get in touch with the team here at Portman Recruitment.
We’re looking for social workers who share our passion for helping people that need it the most. People who want to make a difference in the lives of those they support, and always strive to do their best by them. It’s these values that guide our own practice. Our company culture is open, fair and transparent and we’re always on hand to help with any issues that arise. It’s this culture that empowers our social workers to go above and beyond for our clients, teams and the communities that they help, and for that, we will always be grateful.
If you’re looking for something in particular or wondering which role best suits your skill set, then we encourage you to check out our vast range of fantastic jobs below, and get in touch with our social work agency for more information:
From the moment you get in touch with our team, we’ll work with you to ensure you get into a social work role that you’ll love. Our connections and experience make us confident that we can help you no matter what your social work background is.
We work with qualified social workers that have at least 1 years experience in the industry after qualification. We’ll dedicate real time to ensuring you feel comfortable about an upcoming interview and are aware of what to expect.
The people we look for are dedicated, talented and want to work with a recruitment agency that will be on hand to offer them support and advice. To us, social work is more than just a job or a role to fill, it’s about offering time and support to society’s most vulnerable. We want social workers that we can count on because we know they can count on us.
An initial consultation will look at your background, social work experience and what it is you’re after in your new role before your dedicated consultant explains the current jobs on offer and their rates of pay. A CV will be sent out to the hiring manager and an interview could be set up within 48 hours!
Once in a role, we are committed to checking in with you and seeing how you’re getting on. We do this because we want to make sure that you’re 100% comfortable with the role. We foster a relationship that means social workers feel comfortable expressing their issues and problems if there are any.
Here at Portman Recruitment, we look for fully qualified social workers with at least a years’ experience in the industry. Having this level of experience puts the social worker in the best position to find their ideal role and allows us to speak to a broad range of local authorities.
Our roles range from Level 2 Social Worker right the way up to Head of Service positions.
It’s hard to overstate the role of social work for community health, civil rights and for implementing social change, and as experienced social workers, you know this. Too often, social work and social workers are stereotyped as people that just deal with the separation of families and child protection. As social workers, you know that it is so much more complex, nuanced and deals with a broad range of social problems.
Your role as a social worker can directly impact and improve the lives of people. It is a practical and clear way of helping people whether they have mental health issues, a physical disability or come from a troubled family. At its core, social work is just people helping people.
Without you and other social workers, there is a danger of great social injustice happening because there’s no one there to intervene and stop the root cause of social problems. It’s not hyperbolic to say that the absence of you and other social workers can have a catastrophic impact on the vulnerable people in our society. Very often, people that are the beneficiaries of social work have no one else to turn to, this is their last hope. Social issues like loneliness, learning disabilities, abuse or mental illness leave people isolated, locked away from their friends and family. Your job as a social worker is to stop the immediate issue and then work to improve the lives of these vulnerable people in the long-term.
Social workers offer people hope in a world that has for so long seemed dark, with danger around every corner. To be a social worker and to help people is an incredible public service. It goes a long way to promote social justice, human rights and improve social development.
There are a few core social work values that you and everyone in the sector should adhere to and keep in mind when going about their day to day tasks. These values inform everything a social worker does, ensures that the highest possible standards are kept and that ethics are maintained.
Blackburn with Darwen Council
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Cumbria County Council
Lancashire County Council
Manchester City Council
Rochdale Borough Council
Salford City Council
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.