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Amicus Recruit has been established since 2000 and provides specialist recruitment expertise to the majority of London boroughs and surrounding counties. We are able to source qualified social workers for both locum and permanent vacancies.

At Amicus Recruit we believe in building long-term relationships with our clients. Our experience and expertise in social care enables us to offer a knowledgeable and professional recruitment service, which guarantees to save you valuable time.

We can also provide individuals or teams of workers to undertake specific pieces of work within your organisation, or with specific service users.

Why Choose Us?

We have an extensive network of experienced social workers available, whose expertise covers interim management, independent reviewing, risk assessments, fostering and adoption, and therapeutic work.

Our dedicated consultants have been trained in matching the right candidate for your vacancy by looking at their experience, professional development, personality, and career aspirations.

Our Commitment to Safer Recruitment

Amicus Recruit is committed to providing fully safeguarded locums to your service. All of our registered and qualified locum social workers have successfully completed a face-to-face Warner compliant interview, have completed an enhanced CRB check and have a full reference history held on file.

These rigorous checks and procedures offer you total reassurance over the quality of our locums.

As a result of our hard work and commitment to providing safeguarded locums, we recently achieved 97% in an independent audit.

For more information about our safeguarding process, please see our compliance and safeguarding section.

Amicus Recruit is a founding member of ASWEB and as such takes a lead in undertaking and promoting the important principles of safer recruitment of locum qualified social workers to local authorities, charities and NHS Trusts. Moreover, we continue to contribute at every opportunity to our locums' professional development as a matter of priority.

Ben Arnold ( Director of Amicus Recruit) currently holds the post of Chairman of ASWEB. In addition, Ben also sits on the London Panel for Skills for Care. Amicus Recruit is an active member of REC and has achieved IIP and C2E accreditations.

Our Locums

Our candidates receive tailored career advice and benefit from quality training programmes. This guarantees that you, as an employer, have access to well motivated social workers with an ongoing commitment to their own professional development.

Amicus Recruit was the first recruitment company to offer a PQ1 (Part 1 of the Post Qualifying Award in Social Work) programme and a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio for locum social workers, as well as the Practice Teaching award and monthly mentoring.

Please do look at the training opportunities we offer to our candidates.

Australian Locums

Amicus Recruit also recruits locum social workers from Australia and we have successfully secured numerous assignments for such locums in the UK. We have had positive feedback that their experience and skills are well adapted to the UK.

Contact Us

For more information with regards to the services we offer, our competitive rates or if you would like to discuss your vacancy requirements further, please contact us and a trained consultant will happy to help you.

Email: or call 0845 450 74 79.

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