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WillisPalmer is recruiting Independent Social Workers now


Established in 2004, WillisPalmer is the number one provider of independent social work services in the UK, and our reputation is built on the quality of the professionals who register with us.

Our high standards mean that working with WillisPalmer isn’t for everyone. But if you have the skills, qualifications and experience, we’d encourage you to get in touch today.

We are now recruiting independent social workers to join our ever-expanding team.

What we do for you:

  • Provide regular work
  • Pay you on time, every time
  • Offer peer support
  • Give you discounts for WillisPalmer Training courses

We would be especially pleased to hear from ISWs in:

  • North West
  • West Midlands
  • London & Home Counties

Our Mission…

Our mission is to protect and promote the welfare of children. This is our paramount duty and the reason we exist.

We recruit the best people with the best experience. We produce reports that are evidenced based and we certify this with a robust quality assurance process.

As market leaders in the delivery of safe, professional and reliable child welfare services we believe quality matters; the children and families who receive those services deserve nothing less.

Register now…

So, if you share our values, have been qualified for at least five years and would like to join the fastest growing provider of independent social work in the UK we would love to hear from you.

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What happens next?

After we have seen and approved your CV, we will send you a registration form for completion. Once this form has been approved we will invite you in so our Director, Mark Willis, can tell you about WillisPalmer, how we work, what our values are and answer any questions you may have.  We will also process all the checks required such as DBS, HCPC and references. We also like to see evidence of a report you have written in the previous 12 months.

If your registration is accepted you will then need to ensure you have appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place.

We will then offer you a contract setting out the terms of our relationship. Joining WillisPalmer is free and you have no obligation to take a prescribed amount of work – it’s up to you!

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