Macdonald McEwan can help you make a positive change. You can take confidence that you’re with an organisation who has your interests at heart.

Our highly experienced consultants pride themselves in offering practical and detailed Social Work career advice. We have access to a large network of contacts and have a database of the latest and best jobs.


We have put together an industry-leading benefits package for all our candidates:

Excellent rates of pay,
30 days holiday (including public holidays),
Free access to NI/Scottish Disclosure/CRB check,
Access to Professional Qualification training,
Positions throughout the UK
Regular meetings with your consultant,
Electronic application form,
Online timesheet processing for locum staff,
A text message confirming you’ve been paid.

For Social Work recruitment, all candidates must be at least 18 years old and either have 12 months’ paid Social Work experience or possess a relevant social work qualification.


It is very easy to register with Macdonald McEwan. Once you’re registered, you will be very satisfied with the attention to detail and modern methods we employ.

Where possible, we run a paperless organisation – our application form can be emailed to you and will take no more than 45 minutes to complete. The speed of registration depends upon the time taken to collect references and Scottish Disclosure / AccessNI or CRB applications.

It is important that we understand your preferences, professional interests and strengths before you register. By using a thorough application and recruitment process, our clients will will receive accurate information to match against their human resource needs. It also ensures that you are being placed into an assignment for which you are ideally suited.


Once you have been placed with a Macdonald McEwan client, we know that making available the right level of support can be important for you to perform well in your placement. Macdonald McEwan ensures that where such support is needed, it is provided. You will have an assigned Recruitment Consultant available to you whose role is to facilitate your progress through each assignment.

Timesheets are processed online (securely) – so there is no more faxing, posting then chasing to make sure it has been received. On pay day, there is no need to worry about your pay issues – it’ll be in your bank and you will have already received a text message to confirm this.

In terms of what you can expect to be paid, our fees are met entirely by the client, not taken out of your salary. We pride ourselves on negotiating a competitive rate of pay, reflecting your experience and any increments you may have earned. This means you’ll be paid an enhanced rate on whatever pay scale is used by the client (usually NJC).

REFER A QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER for £100! As a Macdonald McEwan candidate, take advantage of our referral scheme. Tell your Consultant who you wish to refer, we will make contact and do the rest. As a way of saying “thank you”, we will pay you £100 once your referral is successfully placed in a position with one of our clients.