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Here you will find short descriptions and links to a variety of online resources related to social care, including training, employment, general background links and local authority websites.

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All the Top Bananas
This site provides a comprehensive job search facility providing job seekers vacancies from companies, agencies and job boards in a unique way with ease and speed.
Each job displays links directly back to the recruiterís website.

Care and Health
A comprehensive job site, listing a wide range of vacancies in social care.

Careers Partnership (UK)
Provides private individuals and employers with in-depth careers counselling and careers rescue services and recruitment assistance. The site provides Career Doctor services to several professional bodies.

Community Care
Community Care is the major magazine of the social care sector. Its website contains a wide range of information about current issues in social care, as well as a jobs page.

Compass is the definitive careers guide distributed to individuals who work, and want to work in social care. It is a careers companion that assists with job hunting, training and professional development. It is for anyone who wants to do part-time voluntary work to those looking to move into senior management positions.

Connexions is a general careers site aimed at school and college leavers. It contains advice and information on a wide range of careers and qualifications, including social care and social work.

The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA
A guide to careers in local government including career profiles in all the different service areas.
The official recruitment website for local government advertising current vacancies in councils all over the country.

Guardian Jobs

Guardian Jobs is part of The Guardian website. The jobs section contains adverts for a variety of vacancies in health and social care, charities, health and social care and government, many of which can relate to social work and social care.

Jobcentre Plus
This website enables you to search online for care vacancies by geographical area.

Qualified Social Workers UK
QSW UK is a recruitment consultancy specialising in the recruitment of qualified social workers to social care providers in the United Kingdom.

The Social Education Trust
This website links to a webmag called 'Children and Young People', which offers some interesting articles on subjects related to social work and social care. It also contains a number of job pages, arranged by region.

Jobs Go Public
On this site you’ll find all social work vacancies currently listed on the official Local Government job site, well as social work vacancies with other Public Sector and Not-for-Profit organisations.



Launched in September 2006, AllCareJobs is a specialist site for jobs in social work and care.

Public Jobs Direct


Public Jobs Direct is an independent specialist site dedicated to jobs in the Public Sector across the UK.



Ecarers is a specialised job board offering access to social work and social care vacancies available across the UK.

Sanctuary Personnel


Sanctuary Personnel is a specialised recruitment firm handling qualified social worker roles, both permanent and locum across the UK.



Swim is a specialist recruitment agency, covering all disciplines of Social Work, Social Care and Social Housing Recruitment.

Agency Social Care


This site provides a directory of social care recruitment agencies, FAQ's on agency working email job alerts, a jobs board and a free job finding service.


This site has features that will help you compile a list of the jobs you are interested in, a CV bank where you can upload your resume to thousands of employers and agencies in one place and an alerts system to keep you updated when new jobs are added to the site.

Career Jet


Careerjet is an employment search engine for the UK. It allows you to search a growing selection of jobs listed on company sites as well as jobsites in one go saving you the trouble of having to go to each site individually.