Creating a strong and skilled team within a highly regulated and specialised industry can be a real challenge and also a costly distraction.
Our expertise could make all the difference. We have the skills and experience to help build a workforce tailored to meet your unique requirements, and our consultants have the knowledge and experience needed to create the bespoke workforce solutions that you need. With over 10 years’ experience, you can be assured that we will take the time to understand your requirements and introduce you to the best candidates.

In such a challenging industry, you can trust Akton to expertly manage your recruitment needs and to allow you to focus on your core business.

We provide specialist recruitment solutions in the following areas:

Qualified and unqualified social work

Social workers are the backbone of a strong team, and newly qualified/unqualified social work professionals are equally as important to create flexibility and ensure future strength within your workforce. We follow a rigorous process to ensure only the best candidates are successful.

Childrens’ services

Family support workers provide a more regularly relied upon support system. We enjoy ongoing success in placing for roles whereby a candidate’s skills and personality are of equal importance in order to meet the needs of struggling families who require long-term support.

Adult services

Challenges within the mental health sector are very well-documented. Our friendly and flexible approach to staffing solutions helps our clients to meet these challenges head-on.

Local authorities

We understand that local authorities must ensure that their roles are fully integrated with other social work jobs. Akton have a wealth of experience in balancing the conflicting agendas that can often become evident.

Charities

Placements in the voluntary sector play an important part in tackling the challenges facing the social work industry, with staff working closely alongside other public sector workers. Our flexibility in providing staff is integral in helping local authorities meet constantly changing needs.

NHS trusts

NHS trusts are on the front-line of social work services, interacting daily with clients who need help accessing services. Contract recruitment is helping those in NHS jobs work with support workers to ensure clients are accessing the best services available to them. Our flexibility in providing staff is a key strength which supports NHS trusts needing to meet constantly changing needs.

Private sector

Contract recruitment is often relied upon to fill specialist roles in the private sector. These contracts are a flexible way to meet the complex and varying challenges of specific areas in social work. With a dedicated team of contract consultants, we have the knowledge and experience to react quickly to staffing requirements.

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Social Work Jobs

SEN Coordinator

Full Time
Salary: £290.00 per day
Location: Westminster, London
Posted: 19/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
SEN CoordinatorWestminster Job RoleThe purpose of the role is to provide comprehensive casework management and administrative support to ensure the effectiveness of the SEN Service for the Royal Borou...
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Head of Tenancy Services

Permanent
Salary: £500.00 per day
Location: Haringey, London
Posted: 18/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
Head of Tenancy ServicesHaringeyJob Role To lead effectively on all aspects of tenancy management, community engagement and employment,social regeneration and youth support initiative services with cu...
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MASH Information Officer

Full Time
Salary: £22.00 per hour
Location: Southwark, London
Posted: 18/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
MASH Information OfficerSouthwarkJob RoleTo ensure that all contacts and referrals to Children's Social Care and the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) are processed within agreed timescales and are...
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Business Support Officer - Social Care

Part Time
Salary: £19.00 - £20.00 per hour
Location: Tower Hamlets, London
Posted: 17/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
Business Support Officer - Social CareTower Hamlets - 17.5 hours per week Job Role To be responsible for the delivery of services within a Family Hub Locality, to provide a coherent approach to the de...
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Attendance Support Team Manager

Full Time
Salary: £300.00 per day
Location: Uxbridge, London
Posted: 16/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
Attendance Support Team ManagerUxbridgeJob Role To provide operational leadership to the Attendance Support team and make a critical contribution to fulfilling the Council's statutory duties in addres...
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Senior Parent Support Advisor

Full Time
Salary: £21.00 per hour
Location: Enfield, London
Posted: 16/07/2024
Sectors:Unqualified Social Care
Senior Parent Support AdvisorEnfield Job RoleI am recruiting for a local authority who is looking for a enthusiastic and able Case workers with at least 2 years experience to join the Early Help Servi...
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Children's Rights Officer

Full Time
Salary: £27.00 - £28.00 per hour
Location: Hackney, London
Posted: 16/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
Children's Rights OfficerHackneyJob Role As a Children's Rights Officer, you will be a lead advocate for children and young people both in care and subject to Child Protection Plans, undertake Return...
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Senior Early Help Practitioner

Full Time
Salary: £31.00 per hour
Location: Southwark, London
Posted: 15/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
Senior Early Help PractitionerSouthwarkJob Role To engage families in recognising the need for change in order to improve outcomes for their children and work with them to achieve sustainable changes....
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Playworker

Full Time
Salary: £18.00 per hour
Location: Hackney, London
Posted: 13/07/2024
Sectors:Children & Family Social Work
PlayworkerHackney I am working with a local authority who is looking for playworkers to join there excellent adventure playground teams.We are looking for staff to support the Summer Holiday provision...
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EHC Co-Ordinator

Full Time
Salary: £303.00 per day
Location: Westminster, London
Posted: 13/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
EHC Co-Ordinator Westminster - Hybrid Job Role To undertake the statutory assessment process of an EHC needs assessment and the issuing of EHC Plans within twenty weeks as per the statutory deadlines,...
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Targeted Youth Support Worker

Full Time
Salary: £26.00 - £27.00 per hour
Location: Islington, London
Posted: 12/07/2024
Sectors:Social Work
Targeted Youth Support WorkerIslington Job Role Work with colleagues across universal, targeted and specialist services to identify an track young people in need of targeted youth support.To undertake...
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Service Director - Commissioning

Permanent
Salary: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Posted: 26/06/2024
Sectors:Social Work
Consultant: Mark Bateson
Service Director - CommissioningCambridge£600-£750/dayA Local Authority is seeking a dynamic and strategic leader for the position of Service Director - Commissioning. This pivotal role involves overs...
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