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Contractor Insurance

As a Caritas Recruitment contractor, we require you to have appropriate business insurance in place at all times. We have therefore partnered with Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance, a specialist insurance broker for contractors.

Kingsbridge provide a complete package which includes the key insurances you may need:

Professional indemnity - This covers you if you are accused of professional negligence, making an error or omission, or giving bad advice which results in your client losing money. This provides cover for legal defence costs and damages awarded against you.

Public liability - This provides cover if someone is injured or property is damaged as a result of your actions whilst supplying services. Whether you are on your own premises or at a client’s site, you have a duty to protect anyone who might be affected by your activities.

Employers’ liability - This provides protection against claims from employees. It is compulsory for almost all UK businesses. Regardless of your set-up, this is often insisted upon by clients who may require you to comply with a standardised contract.

This means you only need one policy to cover your main exposures and meet your contractual obligations.

We have chosen to work with Kingsbridge based on their expertise, knowledge and because they are genuine specialists in the sector.

For further information please download the Guidance Sheet or contact the Kingsbridge team on 01242 808740 or by email info@kingsbridge.co.uk.

Registering with Caritas has been one of my best decisions yet. My consultant really listened to my job needs and managed to secure a post very close to home for me. I am happy with my role because I know if I need anything, support and guidance is always there at the end of the phone.
Beatrice, Qualified Social Worker
I have worked with my consultant at Caritas since 2007, when I chose to leave a permanent position to become an agency social worker. They continue to be immediately available for consultations and discussions should I need any reassurance, advice, or support including the more mundane administrative issues involved in being an agency worker. I cannot emphasise enough my gratitude to my consultant for the absolutely excellent service they have continued to provide throughout our working relationship.
Jill, Qualified Social Worker
Over the two years I have been registered with Caritas, my consultant has worked tirelessly to ensure that I have been offered highly sought after positions as a senior social worker. I shall remain with Caritas due to my confidence in my consultant’s ability to be consistently reliable, flexible, creative and most importantly, friendly and honest.
Lesley, Senior Social Worker
Since registering with Caritas, the consultant I have liaised with has always been thorough in firstly understanding my knowledge and skill set and has a supportive, knowledgeable and understanding approach. They have been proactive in identifying work and opportunities for me and with a ‘can do’ attitude and I have found them to be dependable honest and completely trustworthy.
Lynn, Safeguarding and Reviewing Service Manager
My consultant at Caritas removed my anxiety about moving from permanent to locum work by taking the time to explain the whole process to me. I got a job offer from the first interview and my consultant maintained regular contact with me to ensure that I settled in well. I felt valued and respected and with my consultant’s support, I have never spent a week without a job since I became a locum.
Seth, Senior Practitioner
From my first contact with Caritas, I have found my recruitment consultant to be professional, supportive and efficient. They clearly understood my requirements and update me regularly with job vacancies. I have been provided with a transparent, professional and straightforward service which I value.
Elizabeth, Qualified Social Worker
As a temporary worker of about 12 years I have liaised with numerous consultants, but I would especially like to compliment the professionalism, respect and courteousness of my Caritas consultant who has on numerous occasions demonstrated dedicated commitment and support. Thank you and long may our professional association continue!
Tai, Supervising Social Worker
I have been with Caritas for a couple of years and worked with two consultants. Both consultants maintained close contact with me and were proactive in finding me new assignments. I have found my consultants to be professional, and more importantly – very efficient. My experience of Caritas is a personable service and I have recommended friends/colleagues to join.
Mandeep, Team Manager
From the beginning I felt that Caritas was not only interested in finding me a job but also interested in my wellbeing and I felt listened to and respected. Interactions were always professional and friendly. I would recommend Caritas Recruitment anytime.
Carita, Qualified Social Worker

Candidate Benefits

Get the specialised support you need to make the most of your career

We understand the stress that social workers can sometimes suffer, so we’ve created a supportive environment that helps you flourish in your profession.

Dedicated consultants with specialist industry knowledge

Each of our candidates has a dedicated consultant: they will support, mentor and reassure you throughout the recruitment process, giving you a reliable point of contact, including regular face-to-face meetings as your assignment progresses.

Our consultants are experts in social work recruitment, many with prior experience in the industry, and all are extensively trained to understand the challenges and rewards of the profession.

You’re more than just a number to us

We’ll work closely with you to understand your needs before finding a placement, and will arrange regular catch-up meetings afterwards, to ensure your working experience is positive.

We don’t work by filling regional quotas. Instead, we’ve created a pool of specialist social work recruiters who work on a national scale to find a position that’s right for you.

Helping you develop professionally

We want our qualified social workers to feel just as supported in training and development as their permanent colleagues. Our flexible, subsidised training opportunities are designed to help you keep moving towards your career goals.

Created in partnership with Elevate Training and Development, our tools let you record your ongoing CPD activities, and give access to a huge selection of learning resources. Because our training is all through an advanced online platform, you won’t lose money by having to train during work hours.

  • Basic training
  • CPD training
  • Management training


We are a passionate advocate for our candidates, and put your professional development at the heart of our work.

We care about your wellbeing

We know that, without the right support, social work can be a stressful career choice.

We’ve developed a wellbeing package to help you create a work-life balance, letting you concentrate on your assignment and future opportunities. Our wellbeing package includes:

  • Lifestyle support – Find everything you need for a healthy lifestyle, including subsidised gym membership, nutritional advice, stress management, relaxation and yoga.
  • HR advice – Our HR Director is on hand to offer support and advice on anything from employment rights to HCPC referrals.
  • Online chatrooms – Receive direct support from our expert consultants, trained in third party stress management, through our
  • Online Portal – View payslips and manage your time sheets through the online portal. We’ve invested in a simplified self-service Pay & Bill model.


Find out what you could achieve with Caritas on your side.


Our Sectors

Locum staff for local authorities, NHS trusts and other UK organisations

Caritas is a preferred provider of locum, and permanent staff for local authorities, NHS trusts, not-for-profit and private organisations across the UK.

What sectors do we work with?

We find locum placements for social workers , social care professionals and interim managers that are perfectly matched to their skill set and planned career development.

As a specialist recruiter, we understand the unique challenges posed by each of our sectors. We also recognise the pressures placed on the industry in the current climate, and aim to be flexible in our operations to ensure that vulnerable people can get access to the help that they need.

While we primarily focus on filling roles for local authorities and the NHS, we’re also proud to help private bodies from SMEs to multi-national corporations to deliver vital frontline support services.

The services that we focus on include:

  • Elderly care
  • Residential care
  • Disability care
  • Criminal justice and substance misuse
  • Mental health care
  • Hospital care
  • Domestic violence
  • Supported housing
  • Children and families
  • Adoption and fostering
  • Probation and youth offending services
  • Leaving care
  • Children and disabilities
  • Education and SEN

What makes us different?

One-to-one consultancy

You’ll have a named member of the Caritas team looking out for you throughout your placement and beyond. They’ll treat you as an individual, discover your natural strengths, motivations and career goals. We’ll also arrange regular catch-up meetings throughout your placement to make sure your needs are being met.

Training and development

We’ll encourage you to push on in your profession by giving you access to our innovative online training platform, where you can complete and submit assignments outside of working hours and log CPD for HCPC purposes.


Each of our jobseekers can access professional support through our HR Director, or speak to their dedicated consultant about stress management. You’ll also get access to our unique wellbeing package, which helps you to manage your daily life while on placement.



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If you are looking for exceptional service levels and support from our recruitment consultants, then contact us today.

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