Locum social work jobs

Liquid Personnel specialises in locum social work jobs. We are an award-winning recruitment consultancy and one of the UK’s leading suppliers of agency social workers.

Wider choice of employers & roles

Liquid finds roles for hundreds of practitioners each year across a range of disciplines, with the widest selection of agency social work jobs each month. 

As preferred recruitment partners for over 95% of local authorities in England and Wales, and a supplier to NHS Trusts, charities, not-for-profit companies, fostering agencies and more, we have one of the widest selections of social work jobs available. We recruit for roles throughout Children’s, Adults’ and Mental Health services, from social workers to service managers.

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Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Online

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Awards & accreditations

Recruitment and Employment Confederation Status

Great Place to Work Certified 2020 – 2021

UK’s Best Workplaces Awards 2021 (Medium Companies)

UK’s Best Workplaces For Women 2021 (Medium Companies)

UK’s Best Workplaces Awards (Medium) 2017

Locum social work FAQs

What is a locum social worker?

A locum social worker, or agency social worker, will typically work on temporary contracts as opposed to working on a permanent basis.

They will often work across many different settings including local authorities, health organisations, voluntary firms, charities and private companies. The role gives social workers the opportunity to work with all types of people, supporting individuals and their families and making a difference to the lives of many.

What are the benefits of locum social work?

Locum social work jobs offer flexibility and variety, giving you the chance to widen your experience and grow your career options.

As a locum worker, you can enjoy greater freedom and control over when and where you work. This freedom can help to support a greater work-life balance. Also, through being able to experience an array of settings and work within many different teams, you have the opportunity to expand your skillset and gain valuable experience, providing you with the best possible path for professional development.

How do I become a locum social worker?

In order to be considered for locum social work jobs, you need to be fully qualified and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

If you are fully qualified and registered with the HCPC, it’s then recommended that you spend time finding the right agency who will have your best interests at heart.

Here at Liquid Personnel, we work with thousands of  social work practitioners across the UK, providing them with an exciting range of opportunities so that they can find their perfect roles and further their careers. With an unparalleled knowledge of the social work sector, a dedication to forming lasting relationships and a commitment to supporting locum social workers with their professional development, you can trust that we will support you every step of the way.

What type of locum social work jobs are available at Liquid Personnel?

Liquid Personnel recruits for a wide range of locum social work jobs. We are partnered with many organisations across the UK and can offer you roles before any other agency can. We have jobs at all levels available, within children’s and adults’ services, in specialisms such as safeguarding, assessments, forensics, child protection and community social work. 

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