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Guidant Social Care


Who we are

Our locum social workers care – and so do we.

If you’re a qualified social worker looking for a fresh challenge, we can help. Guidant Group Social Care is partnered with local authorities across the UK to discover bright, passionate and dedicated Locum Social Workers who can truly benefit their communities. 

We currently provide locums to the following Local Authorities:

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Bristol City Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Hillingdon London Borough Council

What we do

​When you register with us, the fact that we’ll do our utmost to find you the perfect locum role almost goes without saying. That’s why we’re here. What makes us unique is our dedication to you before, during and after each assignment, giving you the support you need to be able to support the people who need you.

Our promises:

  • We’ll get to know you
    We want to know your skills, experiences, objectives and aspirations before we recommend a role to you
  • We’ll only put you forward for suitable roles
    We know one size doesn’t fit all, which is why we’ll only put you forward for roles we believe to be a great fit on both sides
  • We’ll stay in touch
    Once placed in a locum role we’ll keep in contact with you weekly and your manager monthly to ensure everything is going well with your assignment
  • We’ll be open to suggestions
    Feedback is integral to us. If we get anything wrong we want to know so we can improve our services
  • We’ll make things easier
    We take care of the administrative burden so you can focus on making a real, positive difference to the local community and the lives of its people

You can view all of our live social work vacancies here. If you'd like to find out more about our unique approach or to discuss current social care opportunities, please contact Emma Atkins via email socialcare@guidantgroup.com or call 01582 877738 

Handy tips and information

We want our candidates to get the most out of our services, which is why we created the Candidate Lounge as a designated hub for useful tips and advice. The Candidate Lounge contains free downloadable guides covering each stage in the recruitment journey, so you can benefit from our expertise and use it to go further in your career.

Read what our candidates have to say about us

"I would like to thank you very much as I feel happy and satisfied that you managed to match me with a supportive manager. I also   receive good  supervision and good support from my Principal Care Manager. I have integrated well with the team and enjoy working with the  generic client group  as I feel that it utilises most of my skills and knowledge. I feel valued and listened to by you as when I have queries e.g with my payments  you quickly attend and resolve them; this leads me to have more trust in your service. I wish to continue with this good working relationship with you and your company." 

Locum, Northamptonshire County Council

"I had not worked as a locum or through an agency before, but have found Guidant very helpful, friendly and efficient. Emma found me more posts when my contract ended, and arranged my mandatory training for my current post. All paperwork is completed by Guidant, with minimal effort on my part! They always email me to remind me to submit my hours, and chase the employer if required, so that I am always paid promptly (even over the Christmas period)."

Locum, Luton Borough Council

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giving back

Our social care team don't just find roles for locum social workers, they give back to the community too! Find out more about the great initiatives they've been involved in.

client job opportunities

​If you’re looking for a new career opportunity in social care, Guidant Group can provide you with direct access to the the latest roles. Click here to see our current vancancies.