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Qualified Social Workers Recruitment

For over 24 years, Reed Qualified Social Workers have been providing professionals for a broad range of clients across the UK, including local authorities, NHS, private healthcare, and charities.

Every day, social workers support millions of people to help change lives for the better. Social work is about people, and at Reed Qualified Social Workers, we work collaboratively with you to protect people, enable positive change, and ultimately improve lives.

With our local knowledge, expertise and passion in the sector, we specialise in recruiting high-calibre, trained social workers for temporary and permanent 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.

Qualified Social Work Jobs

Our specialists are experts in recruiting for the following jobs:

Qualified Social Worker

Senior Practitioner

Best Interest Assessor (BIA)

Educational Psychologist

Assistant Team Manager

Independent Reviewing Officer

Team Manager

Service Manager

Head of Service

Assistant Director


Our professional standards and social work values

We ensure all our social workers are trained to the highest standards possible and abide by Social Work England’s professional standards and Social Workers Regulations 2018. Our own staff also uphold our own values, where we will:

  • Prioritise understanding your needs
  • Be your experts, with over 24 years’ experience recruiting in this specialist sector
  • Build trusted and meaningful relationships with you
  • Commit to quality – by engaging the right people with the right skills
  • Provide the highest level of governance for the safe delivery of your services
  • Adapt to the ever-changing needs of the social work landscape
  • Be fair and open – we have a diverse workforce and respect the contributions of all

Reed Qualified Social Workers are APSCo (The Association of Professional Staffing Companies) accredited to Compliance+ for social work. This accreditation is the best practice quality standard for social work recruitment. It recognises that we go beyond statutory safeguarding standards, and aim for excellence in competency selection and service quality to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and adults.


We work collaboratively with our clients

With offices covering the whole of the UK, our dedicated, specialist team will work collaboratively with you to provide social work professionals who understand and are best placed to serve their communities, for temporary or permanent roles.

We are a trusted partner, currently working with private organisations and charities such as Barnardo’s, Action for Children and The Prince’s Trust, as well as 75% of local authorities across the UK. We pride ourselves on engaging with senior level associates with a focus on quality, improvement, and service transformation.

At Reed Qualified Social Workers, we understand the values and ethical principles behind our sector. That is why all our social workers undertake a thorough interview process, which includes following recommendations of The Warner Report 1992, enabling us to establish a fuller picture of each professional’s character and attitude,

Through our Candidate Care Team, we help you retain outstanding social workers too. We conduct regular check-ins and exit interviews, giving you real insight to manage your talent retention strategy.


My Reed Qualified Social Workers consultant has offered excellent support in identifying the right temporary staff members to fill positions in my unit. What I valued the most, was the speed of the responses received, as in social care this is vital, resulting in a speedy recruitment process.
Head of Service, Safeguarding Unit in Oldham

We uphold the wellbeing and safety of our social workers

At Reed Qualified Social Workers, we support all our social work professionals throughout their career journey.

Find your perfect role with us, with offices across the UK. We are a top-tier supplier to many local authorities, charities, and private sector social work employers, and can offer a range of flexible working options to suit your lifestyle. From temporary assignments to permanent full-time contracts, or ad hoc and specialist assessment work, our dedicated team will work with you to find the role that will offer you the perfect balance.

We are committed to the wellbeing and safety of all our social workers, staff and clients. And because of this, you will be provided with a dedicated Candidate Care Consultant to support, listen, and advocate for you on assignment. But we do not stop there – we also offer comprehensive training, CPD help, networking opportunities, and peer support.


“The help and support you provided through the recruitment process over the years has made things professional, easy and clear. As I began to take work placements, Reed Qualified Social Workers has always been there, ready to step in at a moment’s notice...and sort things out promptly and efficiently.”
Assistant Executive Director, Adult Social Care in Knowsley

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