London Social Care recruitment agency listing
The scope of social care work available in London is vast and varied. A city of 12 million people with a variety of lifestyles, ages, disability statuses and a lot of social housing, the UK's capital is home to plenty of social care jobs. The umbrella of social care incorporates many different groups of people needing support; from people affected by substance misuse, to vulnerable youth.
Often, the best place for both employers and candidates to look is specialist social care recruitment agencies, or sector branches of large firms. They often take care of staff DBS checks, and have all the right industry knowledge when it comes to policy and necessary experience.
Social care has definitely been affected by the recent UK budget cuts, with many reported redundancies. There is a lot of temporary work to be found and this can offer freedom and flexibility, although permanent roles obviously have the advantage of clearer career progression. If you are an experienced social care worker, you will probably want to look even more closely at the opportunities offered in any permanent job. For example does the role offer NVQ training alongside it?
Many social care jobs will require at least 6 months experience - not always within the same sub-sector, but certainly within social care itself. Accordingly, a lot of people looking to break into this sector get their first experience through voluntary work.
Since London is so vast, and travel can take so long, if you are looking for employment that may require a lot of home visits, for example as a housing support officer, you may want to aim to find work within your own London borough, or at least close by.
2 Recruitment Agencies found
Janus Childcare Recruitment
Janus Recruitment focuses mainly on the Social Work and Child Care areas of the Social Care industry, finding candidates for roles including: Nursery Nurse, Deputy Managers and Qualified Social Workers. Mainly working within London, the South East, East Anglia and the Midlands, we use our years of experience to bring candidates that will thrive in your workplace to your attention, so that you and your business can prosper.
Service Care - Health & Social Care Division
Service Care Solutions supply social work, residential / domiciliary care, healthcare and substance misuse staff into temporary and permanent vacancies across the UK. We have specialist consultants in all areas. We have a large pool of available workers at very competitive rates.