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Caritas Social Work

We give our applicants the tools to make a real difference to people’s lives

Who do we work with?

We are a preferred partner to over 150 local authorities across the UK, as well as NHS trusts, not-for-profit and private organisations.

Our vacancies

We help highly motivated and passionate social work staff to find the locum, fixed term or permanent position that is right for them.  

Demand for candidates is high because of a skills shortage across the industry, and there’s a broad range of positions available for social workers with different specialisms and levels of experience. Whether filling a vacant role or joining a transitionary team, we can support you in finding a role where you can make a real, positive change to people’s lives.

Our vacancies include positions in both adult and children’s social care services.

Consultative approach

We take pride in our consultative approach, building a rapport with each candidate in order to help identify placements that are perfectly suited to both your experience and career development.    

You will have one dedicated consultant looking after you throughout your job search, and beyond, checking in with you throughout the lifespan of your placement. They’ll find out what drives you and where your talents lie, and they’re motivated by helping you take your career forward the way you want.

Why Caritas?

If you’re currently applying for locum social work positions, we want you to feel as supported as your permanent colleagues. You can talk to us about stress management and HR-related issues, or use our innovative wellbeing package to help manage your daily life. 

Caritas has created a wellbeing booklet, as well as a poster that you can print off and put up in your home or workplace. Additional training is provided to our long term candidates. We encourage our candidates to inform us of training to help them develop their knowledge further. This is approved by the directors and funding is provided on completion of the whole course. This is in line with CPD.

Find out what Caritas’ unique approach can do for you by calling on our expert consultants today.

Caritas Care

We’re proud to support the people who selflessly support others

What we do

If you’re a social care professional, we can help you find locum, fixed-term and permanent positions that match up to your skill set, interests and desired career progression.

Who we work with


We are a preferred supplier for over 150 local authorities, as well as NHS trusts, not-for-profit and private organisations across the UK.


Provided you’ve got the right experience and/or qualifications to go on active placement, we can give you the tools that you need to keep on developing professionally.

We also support un-qualified social care professionals in acquiring additional training, so you don’t need a full qualification to sign up with Caritas.

Adult services

We support social care professionals in finding roles that enable vulnerable adults to maintain their independence and dignity in an environment that's familiar and comfortable for them.

If you have the skills and qualifications to provide personal and practical assistance that helps adults to continue living at home, integrate into society or access vital services, then we can work with you to find locum placements that add value to your career development.

Placement TypesRoles Including
  • Nursing and residential homes
  • Day centres and refuges
  • Housing associations
  • Offender rehabilitation
  • Substance abuse counselling
  • Home Managers
  • Assistant Social Workers
  • Supported Housing Officers
  • Substance Misuse Workers
  • Day Centre Officers
  • Support Workers
  • Refuge Workers
  • Nurses

Caritas Mind

What we do

As one of the UK’s fastest growing specialist mental health recruitment consultancies, we adopt a consultative approach to place experienced mental health locums in a variety of public, private and voluntary organisations. Using our in-depth sector knowledge and our breadth of experience, our dedicated consultants are experts when it comes to finding you the right fit.


With a wealth of specialist experience within the mental health setting, our personable and focused approach facilitates a strong relationship with our candidates. We take time to understand preferences, and place locums in professionally rewarding roles, giving them the opportunity to apply their skills, and bring the benefit of their experience and knowledge to a variety of organisations.

Locums can rely on us to support them throughout their assignments with weekly catch-up calls, twice weekly payrolls, a self-service app and access to our well-being support package.

We recruit to roles including:

  • IAPT Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Mental Health Support Staff
  • Community Psychiatric Nurses
  • Qualified Mental Health Social Workers
  • Allied Health Professionals

Find out how Caritas’ unique approach can benefit you by calling us today!


Our expertise and experience within the mental health sector allows us to deliver a client service tailored specifically to the needs of each client within the sector. Our dedicated safeguarding team ensure our locums have the highest level of compliance to safely work in the mental health sector, guaranteeing the highest standard of care.

The whole process is supported by our bespoke, easy to use technology. This includes our ‘Manager’s App’ which allows managers to recruit and manage temporary staffing on the go, including requesting workers, reviewing shifts and approving timesheets.

Find out how Caritas’ unique approach can benefit you by calling us today!

Caritas Interims

Make Caritas’ support an asset to your interim job search

Who are our clients?

We are a preferred supplier of interim management staff to over 150 local authorities across the UK, as well as NHS trusts, not-for-profit and private organisations.

We understand the challenges of social care in the public sector today, with reduced budgets and additional strain to deliver comprehensive frontline services. Our clients need to find highly motivated and qualified interims with the right skills to manage a team or a specific project.

Our vacancies

Whether you want to build on your existing skill set or take a step up into management, we can help you access the tools you need to succeed.

We’ll support you in finding the interim role that’s right for you, whether that’s in a transitional team, new department or established organisation.

Our vacancies include the following positions:

  • Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Head of Service/Head of Safeguarding
  • Head of Improvement
  • Service/Group Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Managers
  • Commissioning Managers

We can give you access to vacancies in both adult and children’s social work, depending on your specialism.

Adult services

Our interim management vacancies for adult social care cover:

  • Vulnerable adults
  • Mental health disorders
  • Elderly care
Children’s services

Our interim management vacancies for children’s social care cover:

  • Children and families
  • Adoption and fostering
  • Youth offending services


Consultative approach

We’ll build a rapport with you by providing one-to-one support through a dedicated advisor. They’ll find out what drives you, what your talents are and where you want your career to go. Once you’re in your placement, we’ll arrange an in-house meeting each quarter to make sure it’s going smoothly, and talk to you about what you want your next step to be.

Why Caritas?

We provide passionate and skilled candidates who have the tools to make an immediate impact in their new role. Our innovative online training programmes will help you achieve your career goals and satisfy CPD requirements – without disrupting your working hours.

We understand the difficulties faced by locum staff, and aim to make you feel as supported as your permanent colleagues. All consultants are trained to help with stress management, and you’re welcome to speak with our HR Director about any employment-related concerns. We’ve also developed a wellbeing package to help you manage your daily life.

You can trust Caritas to add value to your job search by helping you work towards the results, recognition and rewards that you deserve.




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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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