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London in Permanent Children's Social Work Recruitment - 1165

London in Permanent Children's Social Work Recruitment (FLiP) logo

This framework has been developed by YPO in partnership with London Councils (London Councils) and London Innovation & Improvement Alliance on behalf of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ALDCS). The framework is for the London region specifically to support the recruitment of permanent children’s social workers, and corresponding management and leadership roles, within the London Boroughs.

 

framework for London in permanent children's social work recruitment

 
Period: 14 August 2023 - 13 August 2025
Extension Opportunities: 2 x 12 months
Contract Notice: 2023/S 000-010953
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Geographic Coverage: London

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   • Assistance with or management of the supplier pre-engagement

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 3D Recruit Ltd logo  

Established in 2000, 3D Recruit is a dedicated Social Work, Education and Healthcare recruitment agency devoted to delivering the highest-quality, sector specific recruitment services throughout the United Kingdom. This core objective of providing fully safeguarded, qualified professionals has been the business' impetus for the past 23 years and continues to be a central pillar of 3D Recruit's philosophy. We are proud of consistently providing clients and agency workers with the opportunity to connect with our team of experienced recruitment consultants with expert market and sector knowledge, as well as a dedicated Compliance Team committed to the highest safeguarding standards of APSCo Compliance+.

Incorporating both domestic and international Social Workers, 3D Recruit has delivered large recruitment projects consisting of multiple workers as well as supporting Local Authorities with a consistent and regular supply of permanent workers over a specified period. International candidates complete a full training programme in the country of source in addition to three months support and acclimatisation on arrival to the UK. Whatever your Social Work requirements, we will work in partnership to meet your staffing needs. .

     
 Ackerman Pierce logo  

Ackerman Pierce are a specialist Social Work Agency with over 10 years’ experience in delivering Social Workers permanently to local authorities, NHS and Voluntary sector. Working on all grades of Social Workers and the workers that work alongside them, up to Heads of Service and Directors of Social Work. We are driven by experienced teams who are skilled at placing the right candidates in the right role. We use multiple cutting edge candidate attraction techniques. As we are specialists, we have both an extensive and sort after database of applicants that we have acquired over years of solid hard work and over our time being in the industry.

Working in a bespoke way with each client to ensure that not only do we source correct candidates for your role, but they are also a good for your organization/teams culture and values. This method ensures that our candidates have a long term positive impact in their positions. We have developed robust, industry standard processes and procedures that are compliant with legislation and APSCo compliance standards. Our APSCo compliance+ accreditation shows our commitment to the sector, safeguarding and best practice. All our contracts demand stringent candidate vetting and we operate to set service levels in terms of process (e.g. ordering, recruitment compliance, timesheets and invoicing), response times (e.g. CV submission/placement of candidates on assignment) and quality of service.

     
Caritas Recruitment logo    Caritas Recruitment, is a leading social work recruitment specialist that provides permanent recruitment solutions to local authorities and private organisations across the UK. Working with candidates from both the UK and internationally, we deliver our services with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism, offering a bespoke permanent recruitment service that’s designed to work in partnership with our clients and proactively attract the best staff to fill key social work posts and improve children’s services.
        
Charles Hunter Associates logo    Charles Hunter Associates is a specialist recruiter within the Social Care and Social Work markets. The company was established 2009 by Managing Director Jonathan Wadsworth. From its inception the core ethos of the business was to provide locum and permanent social workers to frontline Children’s Services and adults services. The business has successfully grown throughout the UK and is used by many authorities. Due to the success of the business, the company expanded its service to providing permanent social workers nationwide and a social work department offering locum social workers to any local authorities across the UK.
        
Connect2Socialwork logo   

‘Unlocking Talent for the Public Sector by the Public Sector’

Connect2Socialwork, part of Commercial Services Group (CSG) is wholly owned by Kent County Council. Our recruitment services are focused on providing technology-enabled agile sourcing and people management solutions to Local Government. As a not-for-profit recruitment provider, CSG is, by its very nature, a social values organisation with profits returned to the public sector for re-investment into front-line services. As well as REC Audited, CSG are also a trusted partner of APSCo. Awarded with Investors In People Silver and best-in-class back-office functions, our team of experienced market specialists are well placed to meet the recruitment needs within children’s social care of each London borough.

        
 Eden Brown Synergy logo  

At Eden Brown Synergy we work with social services departments and private, non-statutory and voluntary organisations throughout the UK, and have a long and exceptional track record of placing qualified social workers and senior manager into a wide range of locum and permanent roles. Our national network of specialist consultants has nurtured client and candidate communities throughout the country, taking care to listen to their experiences and understand their challenges, and deliver a personalised recruitment service to every candidate and client.

     
 Frontier Consulting Ltd  

Frontier Consulting are a market leading specialist supplier of international and domestic permanent and interim staffing solutions to the Health & Social Care sectors on a national scale, alongside RPO capability. Formally operating as the highly successful Tripod International brand, Frontier Consulting provides services across Social Care, Allied Health Professionals and Nursing (including Mental Health) remits. Frontier Consulting has established itself as one of the fastest growing suppliers of permanent staffing, building a reputation based on quality, and candidate/client engagement, supplying over 900 domestic and international permanent staff since 2017, achieving an overall retention rate in excess of 90% across multiple service offerings.

By installing continuity and longevity of supply as the foundations of our recruitment ethos, Frontier Consulting has built strong presence in the Health & Social Care market, which, in turn, has positioned ourselves as a key supplier of permanent staffing solutions across multiple Local Authorities and Public/Private Sector organisations on a national basis. Frontier Consulting comprises more than 40 years’ experience in providing staffing solutions for the Public Sector operating from offices in London, Ipswich , Manchester, and Cape Town as well as remote presence in Yorkshire & Birmingham Since inception in 2017 our specialist consultants hold a comprehensive track record for the successful search and selection for Qualified Health & Social Care professionals across all levels of seniority, covering a breadth of recruitment needs.

     
 Hays Social Care logo    

Hays Social Care have over 19 years’ experience supporting the Social Work sector in all areas of staffing. We look forward to working with your London Borough to help support your ambitions for improving outcomes for the children and families in your area. We provide a locally driven service backed up by cutting edge recruitment methodology & technology to deliver enhanced solutions across all levels within Social Work. We are very happy to discuss your requirements and build a realistic solution together.

     
 Liquid Personnel Ltd logo    Liquid is a staffing partner with the experience and expertise to help you solve your permanent recruitment challenges. Our in-depth, localised understanding of the UK’s social work and healthcare sector allows us to deliver quality solutions nationwide. With over 17 years of experience, we will support you in overcoming your workforce challenges by providing you with qualified children and families or adults social work professionals. Working with you, we create a bespoke recruitment model, which is delivered by a dedicated recruitment team, who specialise in permanent recruitment into Local Authorities. We have a proven track record in solving and delivering to difficult recruitment needs and ensure we work closely with providing our clients with regular updates and the quality of staff needed.
     
Pertemps Professional Recruitment logo   

Pertemps Professional Recruitment (PPR) is specialist recruitment consultancy operating in the social care sector. We’re always proud to connect social workers with employers who create a positive and safe environment for adults and children. We know that while no two social workers are alike, they are all looking for the support they need to build lasting relationship with young people and their families.

Our job is to get to know committed and talented social workers, many of whom are considering permanent roles in well organised, highly motivated local authority teams. PPR has been working with London local authorities for over a decade and has an excellent understanding of the region’s success and challenges. We provide exceptionally successful recruitment services, including advice and guidance around streamlining recruitment processes, implementing truly flexible working arrangements, and managing competitive pay structures.

        
Randstad Care logo    Randstad Care, a subsidiary of Randstad Public Services, is our specialist division for health and care workers across the public, private, and third party sectors. With over 60 years experience, Our team of specialist social work recruiters supply staff on temporary and permanent contracts to local authorities, NHS Trusts and private and voluntary organisations across England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Our extensive candidate database covers the entire nation, ensuring that we comprehend your recruitment needs Randstad is the world's largest HR services provider and is committed to becoming the most valued 'working life partner' globally. Our mission is to support as many individuals as possible in realising their full potential throughout their careers. We partner with companies to deliver high-quality, diverse, and agile workforces, while also assisting individuals in securing rewarding employment and staying relevant in the ever-evolving landscape of work.
        
 Reed Talent Solutions logo  

For over 60 years, Reed has been providing social work professionals for a broad range of clients across the UK. Every day, social work teams support millions of people to help change lives for the better. Social work is about people, and at Reed, our experts in securing children’s social work candidates will partner collaboratively with you to protect people, enable positive change, and ultimately improve lives. Using our local knowledge, expertise and passion in the sector, we specialise in recruiting high-calibre, trained social work individuals for temporary, permanent and contract roles, as well as project and consultancy work, across child and adult social care.

By working with us, you can rest assured you will receive a dedicated, professional, and person-centred service. Our social work professionals are experts in complex case management, specialist assessments, bespoke project delivery and management of teams and services. Reed will work closely with you to build attraction strategies and market your authority as an employer of choice and promote your employee value proposition (EVP).

     
 Remedy Recruitment Group logo  

As one of the UK’s most trusted recruitment agencies, Remedy Recruitment Group have built an excellent reputation for our transparent, professional and partnership-based approach to staffing solutions. Here at Remedy, we appreciate the correct cultural match of a candidate is as important as the skills that they hold and will always make sure candidates are suited to their role. Our fill rates are some of the highest in recruitment, and this is down to our specialist consultants and their hands on attitude when helping both clients and candidates. Our individual divisions focus on their specialism to ensure that they are able to target the best opportunities for clients and candidates alike.

Remedy Recruitment are constantly growing and expanding our reach across the UK. Beginning with a strong client base in the capital, we have expanded our networks nationwide. Through 13 years of experience we have built relationships with clients and candidates across the country meaning we are ready to meet all staffing needs at a moment’s notice. As an Apsco Compliance+ and REC Education Audited standard agency, we are committed to safer recruitment and strive to consistently meet the expectations of such accreditations. More information on the requirements of these standards can be found in our Downloads section.

     
Sanctuary Personnel logo
  
Sanctuary Personnel is home to one of the largest registered communities of health and social care professionals in the UK. Sanctuary has been operating since 2006, and we are trusted by over 400 health and social care employers (including local authorities, NHS Trusts, CAFCASS and the MOD) to resolve some of their most pressing resourcing challenges. They lean on us because they know that it is not just the size of our applicant and employer community that differentiates us. Focused on placing people first, it is how we interact with and get to know each candidate and employer that really sets us apart.
 
As a company, we are constantly working hard to redefine the narrative of what employers can expect from permanent social work recruitment. Whether it is recruiting permanent staff for employers in a challenging location, or helping to build a more resilient, self-sufficient workforce, we have proven solutions. Our Social work perm team came together in 2014, and in that time have placed in excess of 2000 social workers into permanent position. The team has over 60 years combined experience in the sector. In 2019 the international team was formed, and we focussed on international social work from 2020. Since that time, we have recruited over 200 international social workers into the UK.
        
 Service Care Solutions logo  

Service Care Solutions are an award-winning supplier of Qualified Social Work staff to Local Authorities across the UK. We are proud to have been supplying QSW staff to London Borough’s for over 18 years. This experience gives us confidence we can add real benefit to Permanent Recruitment campaigns. Offering a specialist and experienced recruitment team, single point of contact to allow for consistent consulting and competitive introductory fees. As a recruitment partner, we thrive of adding benefit not only to your staffing needs, but also to your wider Social Value aims through collaborative initiatives, adding greater value through our relationship.

     
Social Work Partners logo
 

Social Work Partners was established with the goal of providing better quality recruitment services to the Public Sector. With our focus being on delivering our company ethos of:

• Care – how can we support you to care for the most vulnerable in society.

• Communication – our staff will always return your call and provide proper feedback.

• Community – We see you as an extension of our team and want you to feel valued.

With our offices in London, Bromley, Kent, Ipswich and Manchester, we can provide further support, local knowledge and a high-touch service to candidates and clients alike. Our permanent team works with multiple Local Authorities placing Qualified Social Workers through to Senior Managers across both Adults and Childrens services.

 

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