We know social work

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For over 60 years, Reed has been sourcing the best work opportunities for qualified social workers (QSWs) across the UK. Every day, social workers support millions of people to help change lives for the better. Social work is about people, and at Reed, our experts in QSW will partner collaboratively with you to protect people, enable positive change, and ultimately improve lives.

With our local knowledge, expertise and passion for the sector, we specialise in recruiting high-calibre, trained social workers like you. And, by choosing to work with us, you will have access to a range of flexible working options that suit your lifestyle. From temporary assignments to permanent full-time contracts, or ad hoc and specialist assessment work, our dedicated team work with you to find the role that offers you the perfect balance.

Reed has offices across the UK, so our specialists can find you the perfect qualified social worker role on your doorstep. As experts in the field, we’re a top tier supplier to many local authorities, charities, the private sector and the NHS.

Our specialist QSW recruiters will support you throughout your career journey by offering comprehensive training, CPD help, networking opportunities and peer support. Reed is committed to the wellbeing and safety of all our staff, social workers and clients, so when choosing to work temporarily or on an interim basis with us, we will provide you with a dedicated candidate care consultant to support, listen and advocate for you on assignment.

Children’s services

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We understand that when working to help safeguard the most vulnerable people in society, it can be hard, yet rewarding work. Whether you’re looking for a temporary or permanent role in the field, your local children’s services expert will work with you to find the right role to meet your skills and experience.

We know that caseloads can be high in children’s services. Your dedicated recruitment specialist will work collaboratively with you to ensure any roles we recommend for you has manageable caseloads and the right support mechanisms in place to assist you.

If you are looking for a social work or social work manager role, then we can help you – whatever area you specialise in. Our specialists have expertise and experience in fostering, adoption, local authorities, independent fostering agencies (IFAs) and regional adoption agencies (RAAs). On top of QSWs, our children’s services experts can also help you find a role in audit, quality assurance or as an independent reviewing officer.

Adult services

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At Reed, we have a track record of matching professionals with the right organisation, whether that be a local authority, NHS trust, private healthcare, or charity.

We are best placed to help you find the right role across a number of specialist areas, including but not exclusive to:

• Safeguarding adults
• Hospital discharge
• Community setting
• Mental health
• Disabilities

Our adult services experts are located across the country and work closely with you to take the next step in your career. Whether you’re looking for a temporary, permanent or interim role, locally or further afield, for a social worker or senior manager position, we will work alongside you to find your perfect match.

Your dedicated expert will guide you throughout the process, from providing CV advice to suggesting interview techniques. And if you are working with us on a temporary or interim basis, you will also be assigned a dedicated candidate care consultant to support, listen and advocate for you on assignment.

Interim & senior management

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Reed is well-versed in the recruitment of interim and permanent senior management for local authorities, NHS and the third sector.

Our access to some of the UK’s top social work service providers allows us to help you take the next step in your career with an organisation that meets your needs. Whether you are looking for a role as head of service or assistant director, your QSW executive search specialist will work with you to match your knowledge, skill set and ethos to the right organisation and role.

Alternatively, if you are an independent reviewer, we can match you with several organisations looking to examine their service. Whatever role you’re looking for, your local specialist can work with you to make sure your next career move is the right one.

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