Placing people first
You'll always be more than a number to us. You are there for people when they are at their most vulnerable. By finding you a role that allows you to be the very best version of your professional self, we like to think we are doing our bit to help. It’s simple; we care because you do.
We have hundreds of different social work jobs, and exclusive access to some of the most sought-after social work roles. Register today and you’ll be one step closer to securing your ideal role.
We know, from experience, there’s a perfect role for all our candidates. Simply upload your CV in one-click and relax as we take the weight out of the job search process for you.
Time is money. We know this. This is why we have made your time recording and manager sign-off as straightforward as possible so that you are accurately paid on time.
Consider how much easier it would be if securing your next role was simply a couple of clicks away. That once registered, you only ever hear about jobs that tick every box. Where you can relax and even enjoy the process.
At Sanctuary Social Care, we pair our candidates with roles we know are a direct match to their skills, knowledge, experience and future aspirations.
Mark at Sanctuary Social Care is the best recruiter I’ve ever had. He’s responsive. He identifies exactly the type of job I want and social work I need and works hard and promptly to secure it.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Sanctuary to others as I have personally experienced a service and support over and above what has been expected.
I have worked with several social work agencies over the past 3 years and can confirm that the service received from Sanctuary is excellent. They make a real difference.
My Sanctuary consultant has so much gravity and common sense in his approach to his work. He is polite, quick on the uptake, innovative and very motivational.
Book your free slot on a Social Work England session
Social Work England is reaching out to its social work community during these challenging times to stay engaged and help social workers to understand how they can continue to meet professional standards and ensure their membership is renewed by the regulator later this year.Led by their regional engagement team, they will be offering free 90-minute online sessions throughout June and July covering:•The role of the regulator•The professional standards•Preparing and recording CPD•Activating and using your online account•How to keep in touch with Social Work EnglandThe session can be counted towards your continuing professional development and will be particularly beneficial for locum and independent social workers. It is something that we recommend attending if you can. In order to take part, you must book your slot through their Eventbrite page, or for any further queries, get in touch directly. A replay of the event will be sent to all attendees so that you are able to refer back at a later date.
Uniting social care staff under new CARE identity
Health secretary Matt Hancock has unveiled plans to unify social care staff under a new national brand with an NHS-style identity in a bid to raise the profile of social workers. The plans to immediately launch “CARE” are expected to celebrate and recognise the impact of over 1.5 million frontline social care workers, who are playing an integral role in supporting vulnerable people. Staff will be provided with a singular CARE lapel badge. This will make it easier for those working within the social care sector to benefit from priority shopping hours and other benefits in the same way that health colleagues are being supported. Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said: “Today we are introducing a new CARE brand that can be worn with pride, and it will signal to everyone that they belong to a strong, united and respected family.” Could you return to social work? The government has also called for former social workers who have left within the last two years to return to the profession in a bid to provide additional support and resources to frontline teams.Social Work England has launched a temporary register which will allow former social workers to return to practice. The register will allow social workers to have a short-term registration number with no registration fee payable. Joint Chief Social Worker for Adults, Mark Harvey and Fran Leddra said: “We are delighted that the new CARE brand will provide much-deserved recognition to the social care workforce and continue to be grateful to those returning or joining the workforce at this time”. We’re pleased with this new initiative At Sanctuary, we are delighted to learn about the governments' plans to launch CARE, giving frontline social care staff the same respect as their health colleagues. Our CEO James Rook says: “Everyday, practitioners across the country are continuing to provide tremendous care and support for vulnerable people. We believe that the new CARE brand is more than just giving care workers access to the same benefits as NHS staff. It’s about showing an understanding, respect and appreciation for what they do, acknowledging the important role that they play in society.” We are working incredibly hard to support local authorities and NHS trusts throughout this challenging period. If you interested in returning to the social work profession and have signed up with Social Work England’s temporary register, please get in touch.
How to switch to a career in social work
It’s never too late to switch careers and the social work profession is a popular choice for those later in life. We have written about how to start your social work career, outlining the entry crit