Jacaranda helps social care professionals to find jobs in the UK. We help:
- Qualified social workers
- Social pedagogues
Almost all of our jobs are for permanent contracts with:
- Local authorities (state)
- Private organisations
Take a look at some of our current jobs.
Our service to help you find a job is free of charge to you and includes:
- an assessment of your suitability to work in the jobs we have in social work and social care
- guidance on the application processes
- hints and tips for the interview
- guidance on moving country
- friendly and helpful support throughout the process
Most employers invest in your induction and training. There is a hope that you commit to the job in which we place you for a minimum of 2 years. We also have some fixed-term contracts – ask us for details.
UK employers come to Jacaranda to find staff because there is a shortage of social workers and because they value the European approach to social work. There is also a growing interest in social pedagogy, which has not been known or practiced in the here until very recently.
Social pedagogy learning and development
Jacaranda also provides learning and development courses to organisations who are interested in social pedagogy. We have a team of consultants and trainers who are qualified and experienced social pedagogues. If you are interested in this please contact us.
Over the years we had many requests for practical placements in UK institutions. We currently have no dedicated internship programme, but please contact us with your specific requirements and we will see what we can do to help.
Some things we would like to share with you
Jacaranda was started in 2003. We are a small team with a base in London Bridge. Most of us have lived and worked away from our home countries and speak other languages in addition to our native tongue. This means we understand what it means to move country and, we can advise and guide you based on personal and professional experience.
Due to a national shortage of qualified social work staff in the UK, employers have looked overseas to help meet their recruitment needs. Social workers have been recruited from many countries around the world. We welcome applications from countries where there is no shortage of social workers.
We aim to provide excellent service to our clients, the employers, by taking the time to understand their recruitment needs. We believe in excellence and know that our commitment to this means employers return to us time and again and recommend us to others.
We aim to provide an objective and supportive service to you, our candidates. We use our experience to its best advantage in helping you make the decisions that could enrich your professional and personal life.
Our staff and associates
We have an ethical approach to our work and commitment to quality in all that we do. Jacaranda is an exciting place to work - we are innovative and creative and this together with our commitment to supporting staff development, means for anyone joining our small team, the opportunities to help shape the future of Jacaranda are rewarding. If you are interested in working with Jacaranda, please contact us.
We have a commitment to high standards in every aspect of our work. This reaches to all corners of what we do; if you are an employer, a candidate or a supplier. We work with attention to detail because we care about what we do, and have a sense of purpose that relates to our part in a much larger picture.
Humour and fun
Last but not least, we have humour and believe that fun is important. Whilst our focus is always on achieving a positive outcome, we want to have fun getting there!
Why are we called Jacaranda?
When we started the company, we wanted a name that was "different" and had meaning. We like the symbolism of a tree, which is something living and organic that provides shelter. We also liked the fact that the Jacaranda tree grows in many countries around the world, though it originates from Brazil, which fits with our internationalism.
We also thought it was a name that could be easily pronounced by people from all over the world.
The Jacaranda tree bears beautiful purple blooms.
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