Social Care Careers and Engagement

On this page you will find resources useful for employers for recruitment and careers.

If you are seeking a role within the NHS or social care, please visit the NHS jobs website, the Adult Social Care website (GOV) or the NHS Careers North West website.


Platforms for Recruitment

Advertise a role on DWP ‘Find a Job’

DWP’s ‘Find a Job’ site attracts thousands of quality candidates each year. It’s where the national recruitment campaign will direct people, so if you advertise your jobs here they will be seen by an enormous pool of potential candidates.

Posting your job is simple and quick. It’s really important you use the terms “social care” in the role description, to ensure it is visible on

Download this one-page PDF guide if you need help.

Advertise a role on the NHS Careers North West Website

To advertise a role on the NHS Careers North West Website. Please contact [email protected] or their team here:

Toolkits and Guides

Better Hiring Toolkit

This Better Hiring Toolkit provides simple guidance
to support you to both obtain and provide effective
references and conduct information. It has been
compiled as a collaboration between the Better Hiring
Institute, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), Skills for
Care, Reed Screening, Dominic Headley & Associates
(DHA), and VBA Consulting. At the heart of the Toolkit
is the safety of the people who employers are entrusted to care for and the staff who carry out this role.

Open the toolkit below and also open the Professional Factual Reference here. 

Adult Social Care Recruitment Guide

This guide shows you how to use the national recruitment campaign to support your organisation’s recruitment efforts. Including:

  • Campaign materials
  • Social media templates and images
  • Recruitment templates
  • Videos
  • Newsletter templates
  • Recruitment best practice checklist

and much more!


Useful Links and Resources for Employers

Resources to help you #RecruitRight


Look here for resources from Skills for Care that can help you get your recruitment right. Including:

  • Values-based recruitment support
  • International recruitment support
  • Recruiting younger people
  • Recruitment and retention webinars and podcasts

And much more!