Sapphire Recruitment is an independent recruitment agency whose Care Division been operating in the South West of England for over four years. Sapphire Consultants have over 25 years experience in the recruitment industry.

This enables us to have the knowledge and skills to deal with all aspects of your recruitment needs throughout the Care Sector. We recognise that all businesses are different and some have more requirements than others and believe that working closely with you, provides us with an insight into your specific requirements. With this information we are able to match the perfect individuals for you, saving you time We supply good quality staff to enable your organisation to provide quality care.

Sapphire provides training in the following areas:

 Basic Emergency Aid
 Care and Administration of  Medicines
 Coping with Aggression in the    Workplace
 Diet and Nutrition
 Food Hygiene
 Health and Safety
 Infection Control
 Moving and Handling
 Risk Assessment





At Sapphire we recognise that organisations will have a variety of staffing needs.

In response to these needs we offer:

 Prompt reliable service
 Regular Contact maintained with all clients
 Competent, capable staff to meet with your requirements
 All candidates thoroughly interviewed
 Trained and Untrained staff

 All candidates hold an Enhanced CRB check
 Bank Staff available at short notice

These are some of the vacancies we have assisted with, within the following fields:

 Care Assistants
 Social Workers
 Nursery Assistants
 Care Managers
 Deputy Managers
 Waking Night Staff
 Support Workers
 Night Care Assistants
 Bank Staff
 Residential Care
 Residential Social Workers
 Domestic Staff
 Executive/Service Managers
 Laundry Assistant

Why Work in The Care Sector?

Being employed in the care sector is in many cases extremely rewarding, as care service providers have got the opportunity to meet up with a varied range of men and women, and generate ways to enable them lead less complicated, more productive lifestyles.

Care workers normally have two choices – either to work with mature people (such as the elderly, people with mental health issues or learning difficulties) or young people (within a fostering scenario, or with adolescent offenders, sufferers of abuse and people who are homeless). Having said that the variety of surroundings they are able to do this work in may differ, from care homes and community centers, to private hospitals and health centers.

There are opportunities available throughout the United kingdom, because the care industry works with more than 2 million deprived individuals. Positions can vary from care home helpers, social workers and counselors to advice workers, probation officials and youth workers.

It really is very enjoyable work, helping people to connect on a personal level with their clients. Actually, the personal traits required to work within this profession include things like the ability to empathise with individuals, excellent listening skills, a non-judgmental manner and the skills to cope well in an unexpected emergency – such as making decisions at very quick notice. A number of roles do call for specific qualifications and expertise, but not all do, and typically individuals with a high level of literacy and a caring attitude are considered for these positions.

Together with degrees as well as higher national diplomas (HNDs), you will find other qualifications you can work towards. These include things like the Advanced Award in Social Work (AASW), Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), Post-qualifying Award in Social Work (PASW) and the Post-qualification Training for Social Workers (PTSW).

Skills for Care not too long ago stated that the labor force within United kingdom social care will have to increase by approximately 80 per cent over the following 14 years, to be able to manage with rising demand, so it appears social care is an fantastic industry to break into for job security ad satisfaction – an excellent combination.

Sapphire Recruitment Care Division – 2012