About Us

Welcome to Medicare First!

We are an established social work recruitment consultancy that regularly places locums social work professionals with local authorities, private organisations and charities throughout the UK. Set up in response to a growing shortage of skilled professionals we now maintain an enviable reputation for our high standards and our professional progressive and personalised approach to recruitment.

We regularly place qualified and unqualified social workers, engaging in a wide variety of specialist areas including:

  • Elderly Care
  • Children & Families
  • Disabilities
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Education Welfare
  • Mental Health
  • Youth Offending
  • Community Care
  • Hospital Social Work

Because of our reputation we can offer immediate employment opportunities across the country. We are able to constantly meet the expectations placed upon us and deliver unsurpassed, tailored recruitment solutions for both our clients and candidates.

Our promise to social workers

Medicare First is committed to providing a fair and ethical service to the workers we represent; it is central to our business ethos. The wellbeing of vulnerable adults and children and younger people can only be properly supported when our teams deliver on commitment to our worker community.

Our values: 

  • Clarity – We promise clarity on the roles we offer, with longstanding close client relationships so that we can offer the best roles to suit your ambitions.
  • Connection – You can expect regular contact from our social care recruitment teams to provide advice before, during and after your placement.
  • Security – We focus on diligent compliance checks which ensure candidates are not at risk
  • Punctuality – We promise on time payments that are accurate and aligned with timesheet deadlines.
  • Fair – We will give our candidates access to fair rates of pay with social work employers nationwide
  • Efficiency – We’ll give you a quick and smooth registration process from a dedicated compliance team so we can focus on finding our workers the best placement.

Our team

Our Birmingham and Manchester offices are run by dedicated recruiters who have in-depth industry experience and recognise that our continuing success and reputation depends upon the supply of a qualitative based service.

Our aim is not just simply to match people and organisations, but to provide an unparalleled service to be proud of. We work to build long-term relationships with both our clients and candidates – it is this level of service that will dictate the success of our future relationship and bring you back to us again and again.

Whatever you need as a client or candidate, we can deliver, because at Medicare First we always go further to help you succeed.