CAREERS IN… Social Work & Health and Social Care

Social Work & Health and Social Care The links below are relevant to Social Work & Health and Social Care and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.

You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.

To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website.

  • Job Profiles – Search A-Z of job profiles or view job categories.
  • Job Sectors – Job sector profiles include: Social Care and Charities & Voluntary Work.
  • Options with your subject – Look at options with a degree in Social work and Health Studies and related subjects.
  • Graduate Job Search – For job vacancies across a range of areas.

The British Association of Social Workers Jobs BASW What do social workers do?

Chartered Institute of Housing – Includes comprehensive guide to careers in housing.

Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru Social Care Wales – To find out about the social work profession and qualifications and training in Wales view ‘Qualifications & Careers’.

ETS Wales – Includes information about training and qualifications in Youth Work in Wales.

Frontline – Frontline offers graduates a two-year Leadership Development programme to train as children’s social workers. Participants will complete a Masters over the two years of the programme, will be paid and be based with the same local authority.

Health Careers – Public Health – Provides an overview of the opportunities found within public health.

HM Prison & Probation Service – Created in April 2017, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is a new agency in the Ministry of Justice, covering 121 prisons and employing over 42,000 staff.

National Youth Agency – Includes information on qualifications and training in youth work UK wide.

Skills for Care – Information about working within the Social Care system in England including qualifying.

Target Jobs Public Service & Government – Everything you need to know about graduate jobs in public service and government.

UCAS Course Search – social work degrees/postgraduate courses

Register for Unilife Connect  - Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events Search Social Work & Health and Social Care jobs on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events from your chosen sector.

Barnardo’s Jobs – Paid opportunities working with children, young people and families.

BASW Social Work Jobs – Search social work jobs in the UK and International.

Charity Job – View jobs, paid internships and volunteer opportunities within the charity sector UK wide.

Civil Service Fast Stream – Civil Service graduate scheme. See Civil Service Jobs – for civil service vacancies at all levels.

Community Care Jobs – Search for social work and social care jobs by specialism and location.

Greatsocialcare – Find social work, care and social housing jobs.

Guardian Jobs – social care – Browse by category and location.

HM Prison & Probation Service jobs – Search job roles and how to find vacancies and apply.

HSJjobs.com – Careers in Healthcare – Health Service Journal jobs site.

Jobs.ac.uk – Social Sciences and Social Care – Research, academic and administrative vacancies in universities, research institutions, commercial and public sector, schools and charities.

Jobs Go Public -Job opportunities in the public and not for profit sectors.

National Centre for Social Research – Offers a range of opportunities including graduate research positions.

National Graduate Development Programme – Graduate Management Scheme with county councils. Also contact councils direct to find out about graduate schemes regionally and jobs with county councils in your area.

NHS England Graduate Management Training SchemeNHS graduate programmes in England.

NHS Jobs – Search jobs within the NHS by category and location.

Parliament UK – Search for jobs in House of Commons, House of Lords and links to employment with individual MPs.

Policy Jobs – UK and international research and policy-making jobs.

Recruit 3 – View jobs in the charity sector in Wales.

Think Ahead – The Think Ahead programme is a route into social work, for those remarkable enough to make a real difference to people with mental health problems.

Welsh Government – Search for current jobs or work placement opportunities.

Related subject links:

CAREERS IN… Education
CAREERS IN… Early Years & Childhood Studies

Voluntary organisations – paid and volunteering opportunities

Action for Children – View ‘current vacancies’.

Barnardo’s Get Involved – Voluntary opportunities at Barnardo’s.

Interlink – Voluntary bureau for the Rhondda Cynon Taff area. Contact them to find out about a range of volunteer opportunities in the local community.

The National Autistic Society – See ‘Get involved’ for paid and volunteering opportunities.

NewLink Wales – NewLink Wales is an independent substance misuse organisation in Wales that offers training as well as voluntary experience.

NSPCC ‘Get involved’ – Explore voluntary opportunities with the children’s’ charity NSPCC

Save the Children – Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering Wales – Search ‘volunteering opportunities’ in Wales by type of opportunity and location.

Volunteer Cardiff – Volunteer Centre for the county of Cardiff. Contact them to find out about a range of volunteer opportunities in the Cardiff and surrounding area.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action – Volunteering – Find out more about volunteering in Wales.

Related subject links:

CAREERS IN… Education
CAREERS IN… Early Years & Childhood Studies

Register for Unilife Connect  - Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events Search Social Work & Health and Social Care employers on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events from your chosen sector.

Mental Health Support Services Directory – search voluntary sector mental health organisations working in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil.

Directgov Local Councils Directory – Search for jobs with county councils throughout the UK. Browse the A to Z lists, or search by county, region or country.

NHS Wales Directory – Search for NHS health boards and hospitals in Wales.

The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

Updated: July 2018


Share this page