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 CRB 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.
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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.
Coverage London, South East, East Angila and the Midlands
145-157 St Johns Street, London, City of London, EC1V 4PW
We provide locum field workers, residential and domiciliary care workers and other job roles to local authorities, the health sector, private companies and service users. Registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) and members of United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) in providing Home Care Services.
Coverage Greater London, Home Counties and surrounding area
Bow House Business Centre, 153-159 Bow Road, Bow, London, E3 2SE
Berwick Partners leads the way in recruiting senior management and leadership positions across both commercial and public sectors. As a fully integrated part of the UK’s leading executive search firm, we recruit at the management tier below Odgers Berndtson, exclusively focused on roles with base salaries between £50,000 and £100,000, typically Senior Management, divisional or first tier Director level, Group Managers, and Heads of Function.
Coverage We have a national remit and recruit across the UK
Hammond Clarke has seen exponential growth year after year, attracting only the best candidates for our clients in the Social Care sector. Recruiting for roles ranging from Child Care, Support Worker and Activities Coordinator, we offer the best selection of candidates for every clients' permanent, temporary and contract recruitment needs. We recruit for all levels starting at entry and going all the up to management positions.
Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and North America
Dukes Court, 32 Duke Street, St James's, London, Greater London, SW1Y 6DF
Our Interaction Social Care division is led by our team of expert consultants who aim to provide a professional recruitment service to our clients in the social care industry. Our team use their specialist knowledge of local authorities and charities to source only the most capable of candidates. We recruit in roles such as outreach workers, care managers and schedulers and aim to provide a tailored experience that suit our clients’ needs.
Coverage Across the UK
4th Floor, 26/28 Hammersmith Grove, London, Hammersmith, W6 7BA
SCS provide staff at all levels throughout Greater London in the Social Care (Residential and Domiciliary Care - Learning Disabilities and Elderly), Social Work (Qualified / Non-Qualified), Social Housing, Substance Misuse, Nursing, Probation, Legal, and Administration sectors.We are the preferred agency for many organisations. We provide a dedicated, specialist consultant in order to best match the correct job to your requirements, and they will work with you to find the most suitable staff. We have a large database of experienced, available workers at very competitive rates.
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.