|Working with Connect2Socialwork and my consultant Lisa has been one of the best experiences of my professional life and career. From the first phone call, it was clear that they were actively looking for roles tailored to exactly what I was looking for and my current schedule. Once I was happy with the role, I was also supported with everything I needed to succeed in the role and was always able to ask questions on the phone anytime. Speaking to work colleagues, they’ve only had positive things to say about the company, which is reassuring to know others have had the same experience. If you’re on the fence about joining Connect2Socialwork, I can assure you it’s a decision you won’t regret. Fantastic company all around!|
Connect2Socialwork is the Commercial Services Group Social Work brand. Connect2Socialwork is a locum and permanent Social Work agency.
Our Connect2Socialwork team is dedicated to helping the public sector find and hire social workers. Our social work delivery team works closely with the Commercial Services Interim and Executive Search Practice to provide recruitment services to more than 160 local authorities and global charities. All roles across all services including mental health, children, and adults are supported.
As soon as you register with us, one of our specialists will work with you to understand what you want from your next role, what you love and what frustrates you about your current position and how that translates into the perfect position.
We make sure that every candidate feels valued by providing free professional development advice and training along with a referral program of the highest standard.
Just some of the areas we recruit for are:
Children & Families
Adoption & Fostering
UASC Support Worker, Kent County Council
Qualified Social Worker, West Sussex
|Lisa was the first agency consultant I spoke to when I was thinking of leaving my job to work as a locum Social Worker. Lisa was instrumental in me making the final decision. She gave me all the information I needed to make an informed decision. I was inundated with offers from other agencies but Lisa stood out as a more genuine and relatable consultant to work with. In my current role, Lisa is always at the other end of the phone or email if there is any problem. Matrix, the payroll system, can have a mind of its own at times but Lisa always comes to the rescue. I would recommend any of my Social Worker friends to have you as their Consultant. Lisa, keep up the good work.|
Senior Practitioner, Bromley
|I have been with Connect2Socialwork for nearly 4 years, and really pleased with their service and glad I decided to work with you. You have made working with you so simple and it is really great how you are able to secure me positions so quickly when I have needed a change, and I never have any issues with my Consultant. Lisa is very efficient and also available when needed; Lisa always fights my corner in a professional manner when negotiating and has great knowledge and understanding in doing so. Lisa has been very calm when supporting me in making difficult decisions and it’s fantastic to work together in each other’s best interest.|
Experienced Social Worker, Kent County Council
|I am very happy with Lisa’s support during my work as a locum Social Worker in Kent. Lisa has always been supportive, available to talk and sort out any issues.|
Senior Practitioner, Kent County Council
Lisa has been my agency consultant for some time now and I cannot commend her highly enough. She is thoroughly reliable, dependable and very efficient.
Lisa has always kept me informed promptly regarding important issues and information; her style of working is very professional but with warmth and concern if there are sensitive or personal issues that need to be shared.
Further, Lisa has always promoted a good working relationship by occasional informal meetings for coffee (pre-Covid) which I have always felt helped to maintain a good professional relationship and enabled discussions that were much easier face-to-face rather than via e-mails or telephone. Also, Lisa shares regularly information regarding job vacancies and helpful information regarding rewards and benefits resulting from recruitment of new locums etc.
In summary, Lisa is an excellent consultant in all important respects in my view and I hope very much that I shall be able to continue working with her in the future.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support during the process of getting into my new role and beyond. You have been very efficient, warm and friendly. Additionally, you have gone out of your way to answer any queries I’ve had. You made the whole process run smoothly and for that I’m grateful... your service has been ace.
Qualified Social Worker, Hampshire County Council
I have been with Connect2Socialwork since September 2021. I feel I have been supported well by Lisa who has been my main port of call. Lisa gives a speedy response and she makes time to listen. A problem solver and a kind hand of gentle guidance when needed. I have had a very positive experience to date, and I am glad I came to the agency.
Qualified Social Worker, Kent County Council
Lisa is an amazing Consultant! Nothing is ever too much trouble and she is always available to offer support and advice. I have also worked with other recruitment agencies and Consultants but always end up coming back to Lisa because of how brilliant she is. Lisa is a real asset to Connect2Socialwork and I look forward to working with her in the future.
UASC Support Worker, Kent County Council
Lisa has been very helpful with the placement into my new role. She is a very good listener and tries her best to meet everyone’s requests amidst busy schedules and short notice. A true professional and always ready to assist however possible.
Qualified Social Worker, Southwark Council
It gives me great pleasure to have the opportunity to write this for such a genuinely caring, people-focussed Consultant like you Lisa, and for a truly wonderful organisation such as Connect2Socialwork. It has been such a rewarding experience being associated with this duo of Lisa and C2SW. Hope you keep up the good work, the genuine interest you have in the professionals’ welfare does so much to motivate us as workers and never fails to bring much needed relief after a stressful day or week at work.
Thank you, Lisa, and thank you, Connect2Socialwork.
Family Support Worker in Family Support Team in Birmingham Children's Trust’
I just want to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciated your support in getting my new role! You were easy to talk to and responded to all my queries promptly to help me find the perfect role! You answered my many many questions with ease and i am truly grateful for everything you have done for me. Again, thank you so much Jack!
Social Worker in Children Assessment and Safeguarding Team in Hampshire
Jack has assisted me with finding my new job role. We have been working together for the last couple of months. During this time I feel that he has listened and understood my needs and helped immensely in securing my new role. I feel he is competent in his field, with a sound knowledge of the job sector and always responds promptly. Jack is supportive and helpful in making decisions. I feel fortunate to be working with him and hope to continue our professional relationship.
Social Worker, MASH Team, Southwark
|I have been working with Jack since January 2022 and although it is only been a short time, it is clear that he is approachable, super friendly and really takes the time to know what you want out of a role. Jack shows great professionalism as well as knowledge of social work roles, and I find that he is really attentive and has been there to answer any questions I may have. I cannot recommend working with Jack enough! I’ve really enjoyed our time working together and look forward to what the future holds.|