Social Worker | London + other UK locations | Excellent rates of pay | Children & family care roles | Flexible start dates

Pertemps Professional Recruitment is a UK based Recruitment Agency in central London. They place Social Workers within public and private organisations throughout England and Wales.

The agency strives to provide an outstanding service to both candidates and clients, who provide help to society’s most vulnerable children and adults in often very tough and challenging circumstances.

The team are experts in qualified Social Care recruitment. By truly understanding their candidates and clients, locally and globally, they support people, local authorities, private charities and the NHS achieve a lasting impact.

Positions available

The agency are seeking qualified Social Workers with experience in family care, child protection, referral and assessment, court assessment, domestic violence, safeguarding and care planning.


There are many opportunities for Social Workers across England and Wales particularly in London, the Home Counties (just outside London), Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Wales and a range of smaller towns and rural areas.

About you

You will have experience working with high-risk and diverse socio-economic communities with multi-cultural and inter-generational challenges. You will thrive on local community engagement, you will be an expert in cultural sensitivity and gaining crucial cultural information in order to effect community safety and security. You will need to be innovative, dynamic and passionate about your work and keen to apply your expertise in a different country and learn new and different social work methodologies.

Salary / Pay rates

Pertemps can place you in locum roles of 3-month or 6-month duration, sometimes longer, which are paid at an hourly rate. A qualified social worker can earn between GPB£34-40/hour, $68-$80 per hour (depending on the location and your level of experience) and a Team Manager £42-50/hour, $84 – $100 per hour.

Essential requirements

  • Qualified and registered social worker
  • At least 2 years’ experience
  • Excellent professional references
  • Eligibility to work in the UK, either:
  • Aged between 18-30, you can apply for a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Visa) which is like the old Working Holiday Visa now defunct
  • Ancestry Visa with Right of Abode
  • British/EU passport holder

Application process

They will assign you with a dedicated consultant as you provide your CV, cover letter and other necessary documentation. Then, you will have a dedicated UK consultant looking after you every step of the way throughout your job search and beyond. They will take their time finding out about you and what drives you, helping you take your career forward in the direction you choose. They will support you with interview preparation and make sure you are matched to the right role.

Next steps

If you would like to apply for a Social Work position, please email your CV and a cover letter directly to:

Henry Watford

Overseas Coordinator

Pertemps Professional Recruitment

Craven House | Level 2, 121 Kingsway | London WC2B 6PA | +44 203 905 6754 / +44 7584 582 699