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Why become a locum social worker?

A locum social worker job gives you the chance to make a difference in social work. All our contract vacancies give you the same responsibilities as a full-time social worker and the flexible working pattern makes it that bit easier to achieve a better work-life balance.

How will Charles Hunter support you?

We understand that as a Locum Social Worker you require support, guidance and assistance, not just during the job seeking process, but during assignments and beyond. To make sure that your time off is spent doing what you enjoy and not arranging your future jobs, we’ll assign you a dedicated consultant who will work with you on a one-to-one basis before, during and after your assignments.

Being a temporary worker through Charles Hunter Associates means you also have the assurance of the highest compliance standards in the industry. We are audited and accredited by the leading recruitment industry trade body, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This accreditation is the elite Compliance+ status, so you can be rest assured you are joining a highly professional agency that has the needs and requirements of your sector enshrined in our working practices.

We aim to offer all our candidates a refreshingly sincere and professional service. With the responsibility of your career in our hands, we see no other way to operate. If, like us, you also see the value in this, then why not pick up the phone and speak to one of our specialist temporary Social Work Recruitment Consultants today.

Why work as a locum social worker through Charles Hunter Associates?


With over a decade experience in recruiting and specialist knowledge of the social work sector we pride ourselves on keeping abreast of the latest technological developments and legislation changes. For advice or insight, simply start a conversation with a member of the team. Or, why not take a look at our advice on how to choose an umbrella company.

Whether you specialise in safeguarding, mental health, disabilities or the hospital team, we're confident you can find a locum social worker job with Charles Hunter that will enable you to make a difference in people's lives. Search our latest vacancies below and use our quick-apply process to get your application started.

Latest jobs

Social Worker - Discharge to Assess Team
  • Up to £32 per hour
  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • Contract
Social Worker - Hospital Discharge Team
  • Up to £35 per hour
  • South West London, London
  • Contract
Social Worker - Complex Care Team
  • Up to £32 per hour
  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • Contract
Social Worker - Community Mental Health Team
  • Up to £28 per hour
  • Barnet, London
  • Contract