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Why are we qualified to help you?

Ackerman Pierce (AP) are experts in their field of niche market recruitment services. We understand how difficult it can sometimes be to acquire the right people for the right roles. AP knows first-hand how stressful it can sometimes be to find vacancies and source quality candidates for Social Work, Youth Offending/Probation, Care & Support Services, Social Housing; Foster & Adoption or Occupational Therapy.

Choosing AP gives you security and peace of mind, whether you are an employer or an individual on the look-out for your next role because AP works with you for you. Think of AP as your one-stop-shop for your employment and hiring needs. Together with our many years of experience in the industry and solid company values we have built a positive track record in our areas of expertise. We call this belief our Ackerman Pierce Way.

Ackerman Pierce  

Ackerman PierceThe Ackerman Pierce approach to your job search:

We treat you as an individual. We work with you on your CV and adjust it to the tried and tested Ackerman Pierce CV format. We highlight and enhance your skills and experience for our clients to see. We use old fashioned recruitment techniques, we actually phone clients and tell them about your experience... 

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Ackerman PierceAckerman Pierce industry knowledge:

Our team are trained to know and understand our sectors in such a way that you feel like you are discussing vacancies with an internal recruiter as opposed to an untrained, inexperienced recruiter that would just be looking for buzz words to enter into a database. If we do not have knowledge of the particular... 

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Ackerman PierceAckerman Pierces commitment to Safeguarding


To show our commitment to safeguarding, Ackerman Pierce hold the exclusive Compliance+ accreditation. Compliance+ is a best practice standard that was developed by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) alongside external stakeholders including the British Association of Social Workers (BASW)Social Work EnglandESPO, agency managed service providers, and several leading local authorities. 

Compliance+ provides an industry-wide best practice benchmark for social work recruitment agencies, which sets the standard for providing high quality staff whilst ensuring that the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is a priority. 

To maintain this standard, Ackerman Pierce is audited annually by an independent external safeguarding professional. To date, we have passed this audit successfully on all occasions.

Compliance+ Requirements

Ackerman Pierce operates an award-winning Compliance Operation which requires a variety of safeguarding checks.

When registering with Ackerman Pierce, we will require the following from you:

  • Registration documents (application form and interview form - provided by your Consultant
  • Right to work
  • National insurance
  • Driver’s license (if using you car for work purposes)
  • Social Work England registration
  • Degree certificate
  • Enhanced DBS
  • 2 proofs of address
  • 10 years employment history (gaps of 4 weeks or more explained
  • 5 years of references

If you have any questions regarding our Compliance Operation or what you must bring, then please email compliance@ackermanpierce.com

Useful links

For further information please visit Apsco Compliance + website at   https://www.apsco.org/complianceplus.aspx

Social Work England website https://www.socialworkengland.org.uk/

British Association of Social Workers website https://www.basw.co.uk/  with their code of ethics for social workers https://www.basw.co.uk/about-basw/code-ethics

Contact our specialised recruitment team on 0800 122 3880 or email info@ackermanpierce.com to discuss your job requirements or candidate needs today.
Ackerman Pierce, 80-83 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9ET
Phone: 0800 122 3880
Email: info@ackermanpierce.com


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