Rhys is not like other recruiters you come across. He makes you feel like a human and not just a ‘number’ or a ‘KPI’. With other recruiters, I felt like I was just another social worker to place in a role that was going to be an “easy sell” and not too much work to convince the local authority who was hiring. They didn’t care about my individual professional experience and the next steps I wanted to take in my career. Rhys genuinely cares about the people he works with and wants them to feel fulfilled professionally. He also has an impressive level of knowledge about the social care sector specifically. I have no doubt that having these qualities has caused Rhys so much more work than if he didn’t go above and beyond in the way that he does, but I thank him for this and hope more recruiters realise how valuable this approach is. I wholeheartedly recommend and will continue to recommend Rhys to any social workers looking to find their next role in the sector. There is no question!!
Claudia, Social Worker
I would definitely recommend Sheldon Phillips, especially working with Fred Thomas. Fred is absolutely amazing at what he does, not only is he there for you professionally but he knows how to support you in whatever way needed (and for me that sometimes meant talking me off the ledge when things weren’t going as planned). I’m currently overseas (Canada) and moving to England.Fred has handled all the details for me, matched me with a great employer in my field of practice and had supported me through the hiring process and continues to support me through the moving process.Fred is always available, professional, friendly, and regardless of how busy is he always makes time for my calls, emails or messages! And trust me this was almost daily contact and Fred never once made me feel like I was an inconvenience, it was exactly the opposite. On the rare occasion Fred wasn’t available or we needed extra assistance his manager Jaime Trick stepped in and was just as amazing!!!I can’t imagine that I would have been able to make this transition from Canada to England without the support of Fred Thomas and Jamie Trick at Sheldon Phillips!!!
Misty, Social Worker
Absolutely wonderful. Very proactive in finding permanent vacancies in the location and roles you want. Very good at being clear with managers about your profile and interests. I am so pleased I was able to get an interview and a job in under 24 hours. A personal thank you to Fred Thomas
Angie, Social Worker
I have been quite picky with my search and Rhys was able to find me something that I wanted. Other recruiters in my experience would try to expand the search but Rhys and the staff at Sheldon Phillips were respectful of what I wanted and were patient and understanding. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new role!
Sharon, Social Worker
My consultant is Rhys and I have found all the staff at Sheldon Phillips to be really helpful at all times. They are personable and interested in getting me the right role and ensuring I continue to be happy in that role. If you want an agency that feels a bit like a family, or at the very least a group of really solid and nice people who are invested in your wellbeing and happiness, choose Sheldon Phillips.
Melissa, Social Worker
"This has been my first experience of working via an agency such as Sheldon Phillips; needless to say I was somewhat apprehensive leaving a permanent social work position. However from my initial enquiry with Jamie to gaining successful employment with my very first interview has been a very smooth transition. Jamie has been excellent throughout the process, which was also aided by meeting him in person as opposed to conducting all of the required business via the Internet.So thanks Jamie and keep up the high standards you have set."
Robert, Social Worker
"As a Newly qualified graduate, I initially struggled to find work in my chosen field. From the moment I signed up with Jamie at Sheldon Phillips, I have been very pleased with the dedication and care taken in matching me up with a suitable role. As a result of this, I have gained employment through Sheldon Phillips within a short space of time in a field I am really working happy to work in."
Sarah, Newly Qualified Social Worker
"Dominic Joyce, without a doubt understands the needs of the service and goes to great lengths to ensure candidates are selected to the quality needed to deliver a good and outstanding Safeguarding service. In my experience Dominic works long hours and has gone above and beyond to ensure our children’s service is supported and the right candidates are sourced. Dominic is unique in that he understands the impact on vulnerable children of recruiting good quality frontline social workers and ensures they are supported and matched with the right employer. It is for this reason I am always delighted to receive candidates selected by Dominic and Sheldon Phillips. It is also important to acknowledge the Dominic is a product of good mentoring by the leadership provided by Jamie Trick."
Parmjit, Service Manager
"I thought it only fitting to share with others just how happy and fulfilling my career with Sheldon Phillips has been. Over the past 7 years I've met a number of recruitment consultants from various agencies but my consultant Jamie Trick has by far been the best. He has shown nothing but commitment to finding me the right role that's met my needs at the time and has been very professional about the processes he uses to do this. I'm truly happy and look forward to a bright, fulfilling career with Sheldon Phillips. Thank you for putting the true values (empathy, unconditional positive regard....) back into the work I love."
Lynda, Social Worker
"I have worked with Jamie for many years and have always received excellent candidates from him. Sheldon Phillips have really impressed me with a range of candidates and also with their compliance checks, making sure that I and the borough I work for are safeguarded at all times. I would firmly recommend Sheldon Phillips to any manager looking for a quick and efficient solution to their staffing problems."
Sandi, Team Manager
"Firstly it's been 11 months since I registered with your company and I've got to praise my consultant Dominic. A few words to just express my gratitude. When I had lost all hope after coming into London for employment opportunities. Dominic secured job interviews for me immenently. He was supportive when I faced issues in the role and was always there at the end of the phone to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. Dominic has always returned my calls and allowed me to offload any pressures in my rule without me feeling judged. I would like to say a huge thanks to Sheldon Philips for finding my niche job after 13 years of being in social work!!! Thank You"
Amarjit, Assistant Team Manager
"Chanelle has been outstanding in her professionalism. She travelled up to London from Reading to meet with me enabling a good relationship with her to be formed. I really appreciated meeting her face to face over coffee. Chanelle took time looking at my original documents such as ID and proof of address in order to ensure a strong level of compliance. Chanelle regularly phones me with updates and is always honest and transparent. Chanelle had been by far the best recruiter I have worked with. Her motivation, honest advice and strong communication skills have set her by far above the rest."
Anna, Social Worker