Tender for Recruitment and Management of Children’s Agency Social Workers

Tender for Recruitment and Management of Children’s Agency Social Workers

The recruitment of children social workers is constantly challenging, with a shortage of sufficiently experienced candidates.

Recruitment and Management of Childrens Agency Social Workers

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Recruitment services – 79600000
  • Social work and related services – 85300000
  • Social services – 85320000

Location of contract

B69 3DE

Value of contract

£16,000,000 to £20,000,000

Procurement reference

SMBC 21077

Published date

21 July 2021

Closing date

20 August 2021

Closing time

3pm

Contract start date

1 December 2021

Contract end date

31 May 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

No

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

 

A key priority of the Trust’s workforce strategy is to stabilise the workforce and build sustainable capacity for the future. A critical part of this is the Trust’s ability to utilise Children’s Agency Social Workers in an efficient and effective manner to meet any shortfalls in permanent staffing, and to deal with specific peaks in caseloads. The recruitment of children social workers is constantly challenging, with a shortage of sufficiently experienced candidates, a limited pipeline into the sector and it operates in a crowded geographical area. Within this it is acknowledged that agency workers play a critical part of the social care workforce to enable it to flex to meet changing priorities and to fill resourcing gaps. Following authorisation of the Trust Board it has been agreed to commence a procurement process for a new MVMSP to recruit Children’s Agency Social Workers, to begin at the expiry of existing MVMSP

 

More information

 

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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Michelle Hackwood

Address

Freeth Street
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3DE
United Kingdom

Telephone

0121 569 2873

Email

michelle_hackwood@sandwell.gov.uk