How can we help you?

Locum or Permanent staffing, we have a solution that is as unique as your team!

Qualified Social Work is seeing a shortage of available staff across the sector. Whether you need locum or permanent staff, those experienced, hard working social workers are hard to find! That's why, at Sheldon Phillips we work pro actively to build relationships not just with available candidates, but we forge long term relationships with those that are not even looking!

We have been working in the sector since 2009 and over that time, we have built fantastic relationships with candidates who sometimes go on to become our clients too. By delivering a 1st class service, we know that when our candidates have friends or colleagues looking for work, they will happily tell them all about our team.

Successful Placements


We've made well over 1000 placements as a business to a huge array of happy customers!



Unlike some of our competitors, we like to keep all of our fantastic staff under one roof - that way you get through to the right person every time you call.



We have a fantastic CRM on site and access to over 10,000 Qualified Social Workers and Managers!



Our candidates happily rank us as the BEST recruitment agency they have used in this sector. Check out our testimonials to see why!

We are Trusted

We are proud to partner with a large number of clients across London and the South East of England. We have recently expanded our operations into the Midlands and here we have a small selection of our happy clients!

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Hiring Process

The Three C's


Comprehensive Qualification

We take the time to listen to every candidate we speak to. This is a really key part of our service - this is not our job search, so we need to listen, understand and empathise. Only then can we provide the best recruitment experience.



Before we even think about sending a CV to a client, we make sure that we have our compliance in order. Your children and families deserve to have fully vetted and safeguarded staff working on their cases, so we work hard to ensure this is done immediately. This saves you time and inconvenience before the interview process even begins!


Completed Placement

Then it's down to our candidate to wow you at interview! You just need to decide if you want them on board or not. As you can see, we do 90% of the work before you even receive a CV so you can trust that our candidates are right for you.

News & Insights

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Looking for Talent?

Are you a hiring manager working for a Local Authority, Charity, IFA, or other private organisation? Do you need fully compliant locum staff or even a permanent member of your team?

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