Associate Recruitment

***WillisPalmer has merged with ISWA Ltd as of the 1st April 2017.

Both WillisPalmer and ISWA are long standing businesses which have collaborated extensively in the past. We hold the same core values and aim to provide services which are child focussed, quality driven and are offered at value for money to local authorities and others.

Together, we will become the largest independent social work agency in the UK, thus offering a large geographical spread, an increased pool of practitioners, wider expertise, and a development allowing for economies of scale.*** Click here to visit the WillisPalmer website

ISWA is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce of experienced practitioners who can commit to our high standards.  ISWA demands between five and ten years' post qualification experience dependent on the role. We pride ourselves on our stringent selection processes.

Due to increasing demand for our services, we wish to recruit a number of experienced social workers, who have a well evidenced portfolio of skilled practice in a specialist area. Professional consultation and support is an integral part of working for ISWA. 

If you meet the post-qualification requirement for the specific role, and would like to know more about becoming an ISWA Associate, we are keen to hear from you.

Individuals interested in becoming an ISWA Associate should send the following by email:

  • completed application form (downloadable from this site)
  • copy of all relevant qualifications
  • copy of social work registration certificate
  • contact details of two referees [one current employer]
  • copy of passport
  • copy of driving licence
  • copy of incorporation (or indication of intent if not yet incorporated)

Applicants should be aware that in order to maintain our standards, our selection process is extremely thorough. Applicants selected for interview are required to provide a range of supporting evidence of their work, complete a presentation and short competency test on the day.

We know that our recruitment procedures are stringent and at first sight can appear rather intimidating. However, we are looking for excellence in our practitioners and the process allows candidates to demonstrate this. Without exception, those who go through our selection procedures find the process both stimulating and affirming. To illustrate,
below are a selection of comments from both successful and unsuccessful candidates:

"Even if I am not appointed I would like to tell you that this interview is the most stimulating and constructive that I have ever experienced in thirty years of practice."

"Although I am disappointed, the interview was thorough and fair and I understand your decision."

"I was really nervous to start with but the experience has been extremely rewarding."

Please contact us on 01562 827878