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"I put my cv on indeed and was contacted by Veronica. She arranged an interview for me soon after and I got the job! Veronica supported me throughout the process by keeping in touch regularly, contacting my prospective employer and my referees to save me the hassle. She has always been very helpful, supportive, courteous and polite. I feel very calm and reassured when talking to her. It's almost like we have always been very good friends! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend both Veronica and the company to other people. In fact I already have!"

"Good Morning Veronica, 
I would just like to say that since the moment I registered with you, you have been brilliant in supporting me in my job search. You have contacted me when you said you would, you have found me the most amazing position with a fantastic company.
When we talked about applying to this role, you made me feel confident and that I could achieve this. My first interview was amazing, and this was partly because you gave me the confidence to go for it. My second interview was great, we had talked prior to this and this then boosted my ability to sell myself and my skills.
I cannot thank you enough for supporting me through this, I have been offered a position with this company. Although I have got this, you are still contacting me to make sure everything is going well. 
I will keep you posted but I officially start 08/05/2017.
Thank you Veronica for getting me this opportunity, keep up the good work and I will be recommending you to others."
Vanessa

"James is a wonderful person and a very dedicated recruiter. He helped me be successful securing a role as Medical Director in a long and difficult process. He is always there to help and is very kind."
Susanne Niemann - MD

"Hello Leanne, 
I would like to say thank you for all of your help in arranging the interview with Willows Care Home. Your communication has been excellent abdmade the process of getting the job very smooth. I appriciate your assistance.
Thanks again,
Raj"

"I want to thank Grace for her excellent service. She kept in regular contact with me throughout the process of finding me a position and I was lucky enough to be offered a job within 5 days from start to finish. Grace is friendly and helpful and was supportive throughout.
I can't thank her and Social Care Direct enough for their service.
Kind regards,
Patricia Broadhurst."

"James
Just a quick note to say a massive  THANK YOU for your hard work, support and encouragement in helping me to get my dream job.
I can't wait to start and appreciate the journey we briefly took together!
I look forward to getting the final confirmation and further details.
Good luck in your next ventures I hope you are as successful with others as you have been with me and I wish you well.
(for anyone else reading this I give James 10/10) 😇
I look forward to hearing from you again next week.
Kind regards
 Wendy"

"Hi thank you very much for your great work it was pleasure to work with at last you are the one who secured me a permanent job that was great, good communication skills and very friendly on the phone, you deserve a gift thank you very much I hope the agency you work for appreciated your excellent work God bless you,
Dr nagib"

"Hi leanne,
I would like to thank you for all of your help in finding me my new job. Your help and hard work throughout all of this was above and beyond what any other agency would have attempted. Once again i thank you for getting me back into employment and hope you carry on this excellent service to all you customers.
Thank you
 William Cowley"

"From the start to the finish Cheryl has been an amazing support to me through my journey of getting my dream job. Cheryl's swift, calm and methodical approach meant that I felt supported through the application process. Cheryl was consistently positive and actively encouraged me to continue when my confidence was knocked by a couple of interview rejections. Her confidence in me meant that I was able to pick myself back up and continue. Without her encouragement I would'nt have had the job opportunity that I have now. I am so grateful for all the support Cheryl has given me. Thank you."

"James worked hard to secure my next role. He was friendly but remained very professional whilst negotiating on my behalf. Would recommend that anyone looking for a new role get's in touch with Social Care DIrect and introduces themselves. 5*"

"James was a true professional and was very proficient and experienced with managing the recruitment process, which helped me feel more confident with my job search. He was always prompt and efficient with all communications and had a very friendly manner throughout the whole recruitment process. He was available to clarify any queries from the start and ensured smooth communication with the prospective employer. I would strongly recommend James to any clinical professional in search of employment and expecting a high quality recruitment service." - Sue, Clinical Services Manager

"Hi Louise,
Joining Social Care Direct was a brilliant decision because they really took the time to get to know me and put me forward for jobs that suited my skills and personality. Unlike other recruitment agencies, Social Care Direct placed me according to my ability and potential, rather that just placing me in similar positions I had held in the past. Social Care Direct constantly updated me on the progress of my application. I have been in my current position for a couple of weeks now and I am in contact with Social Care Direct on a regular basis. They also regularly call to catch up and check how I am getting on, dealing with any concerns I have immediately. I also noticed that every applicant matters to Social Care Direct in respective of age, gender and ethnicity. They are very professional, honest and reliable in all their dealings. I feel very lucky to have the constant support of Social Care Direct and it is brilliant to register with an agency that genuinely wants you to progress and succeed in any career you choose.
I applaud all your efforts in helping me secure my current job. Thanks again!
Regards,
Benedicta Asemota"

"I cannot recommended Social Care direct enough, James has been more than just a recruitment consultant, his  guidance and advice has enabled me to secure a position which I would not of have the confidence to apply for alone and then succeed in securing. Throughout the process James has kept me regularly updated and acted on my behalf making the whole process much easier and less stressful. With grateful thanks for all James hard work on my behalf." - Jane Service Manager

"Ria has been totally pro-active in helping me find work. She contacted me having seen my CV on the internet and suggested I apply for a teaching role in the social health care sector, a role that I had previously been unaware of. Ria then organised an interview and liaised with the school to organise for me the best possible pay and conditions. Ria has been an excellent consultant and I am very grateful for her help in obtaining my new post." - Jolyon Ashby, SEN Teacher

"I had been looking for a paid job, in my field of work, in local region to serve the local community and gain access to development and implementations to improve public health and inclusion for long term, but the few interviews and the short term, zero hours contracts I got in touch with never seemed able to meet my expectations and my quvality of taste. Finally, when James with Social Care Direct discovered me through my social media search, it appeared likely that such a passionate employment agent in the Health and Social Care field would assist and support me in my task, James is a the partner I had been looking for — which became obvious as soon as we started working together. After reviewing my wants and needs, James sent me a  proposals and, taking great care, created numerous modifications to ensure the jobs fit. Most importantly, each modification introduced that special detail that makes all the difference. Needless to say, I'm extremely satisfied with the results. Thanks James.  I'm so pleased with and very impressed by James's ability to asses my skills mix, knowledge bank and ability solve in order to deliver a corporate identity that perfectly symbolizes my vision and conveys my stylish, elegance and modern image  needed to sustain my person development in the health and social care field, which would lead to the development of my company and consequently industry." - Bell Noor, Home Manager 

"Found the service very helpful, from arranging the interview right through to the point of taking up a post. Good communication at all stages of the process and good guidance on what I needed to do / what to expect next etc.. Would use the service again without hesitation." - Una, Speciality Doctor

"I am settling in and confident I will enjoy my new role.  I would like to thank you for all your help.  You have been proactive, helpful, professional, patient, understanding, personal to my needs, and much more as a consultancy group.  I can only say positive things and would be happy to recommend you to my colleagues if they decide to move to other areas.  I would be more than happy to keep you updated on my progress." - Sue Cole, Clinical Facilitator 

"James has been fantastic with the service I received. He was very quick and always extremely efficient, due to the communication methods having being so excellent. Thank you to James & Social Care Direct for really providing a fulfilling result, I am absolutely thrilled!!" - Cherise Naunko, Deputy Manager

"I'm very lucky to have come across someone like Cheryl when I really needed to find the right job in this stage of my beginning of a new career!  I'm now enrolled in my dream job as a Social Worker thanks to Cheryl's hard work, persistence and great communication contact.  Many thanks Cheryl and keep up the good work." - Mimoza Qoba, Qualified Social Worker

"Anyone who is past the first flush of youth and has to seek a new job is bound to find the experience traumatic and challenging.  However, thanks to the professional expertise of James McIver, the practicalities of the process in my case were handled in a sympathetic, supportive and caring manner.  James was incredibly open and approachable in his dealings with me and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the employer and the potential employee were both fully in the picture at every stage of the negotiations.  James is hugely empathetic and oozes genuine concern.  His “after-care service” is also exceptional.    He not only matches people with employers, he maintains an interest in how the newly appointed person is progressing and developing in the post.  James and Social Care Direct have made the transition to a new job a painless and exciting adventure.  Thank you very much indeed." - PAM, Nursing Home Manager

"Ria I would like to thank you again for your help and I know I chose the best person to represent me. You are amazing at your job. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Again a big thank you." - Nicola Scovell, Home Manager

"Thanks for the help and support Ria gave me when I was applying for a new job. Your support was always there during the complete process, 2 interviews and confirmation of being successful. You even checked in with me a couple of times once I had taken up the position to make sure all was well, that’s dedication for you!! You were an important link for me, someone I could contact if I needed to. I didn’t very often though as you always kept me in the loop. So thanks again, I wish you well in the future." - Pam Handley, Training Manager

"Vista Healthcare have been using the services of Social Care Direct for approximately 4 months.  We have developed a good report which has enabled SCD to deliver candidates which closely match our criteria.  SCD have a good understanding of our recruitment needs and the ethos of Vista which has enabled them to successfully fill several of our opportunities." - Carla, HR

"Hi I would like to inform you of how pleased I am with the service from Cheryl! I would highly recommend her for anybody looking for a job in nursing. I found her very helpful, she helped me get my first job as a newly qualified nurse (preceptorship). Without Cheryl I wouldn't of even known about the job post and i feel very lucky to have been helped so much with finding my dream job! Some other agencies are pushy and constantly email/ pressure you but I have received nothing but helpfulness and professionalism from socialcare direct!  Thank You." - Becca, Staff Nurse

"To Ria (Senior Recruitment Consultant), Thanks you're on the ball which is great it really makes a change as most of the other agencies I have had to prompt!" - 
Nasim Minhas, Service Manager 

"James, and Social Care Direct, were easily the most efficient agency and consultant that I've encountered.  I've been on the books of five locum agencies for the last ten months, with no work offered at all. James, however, found me an interview within two weeks of signing up to this agency. He also let me know that there would be an opportunity for another interview f I wasn't successful at the one that I was attending.  Luckily, there was no need for the alternative, but, once again, I am both pleasantly surprised and pleased with the attention shown by James McIver and Social Care Direct. Thanks again!" - Dr Jacqueline Conway

'"As the person in charge of recruitment within the EH Group have been more than satisfied with the work that Social Care Direct has carried out for me over the past 12 months. Ria Parker is extremely dedicated, professional and is always willing to work hard with any vacancies I have provided her with. This has resulted in fantastic candidates being sent our way of which have become valued EHG employees.  I look forward to continuing the great work with Ria and the Social Care Direct team." - EHG

"James headhunted me with a fantastic career opportunity. James is highly responsive, supportive and an effective recruiter. Thanks to James, I now have my dream job! It has been going well this week at The Priory - My manager is very supportive and I am looking forward to the role very much. Thanks again for all your support." - Anusha Watson, SEN Teacher 

"Thank you very much for contacting me with regard to the recent post that I have now been offered. I found the service you offered throughout the process extremely supportive.
Also, thank you for keeping in touch on the days I was due to visit the place I was to be interviewed,  it was in an area I wasn't familiar with and I had some trouble getting there, and for ringing me to ask how I got on.
You have made the process so much easier than I expected it to be.  In less than a fortnight you have found me a job, arranged the interviews and I now have a start date of 09/09/13." - Carol Ottaway, Service Manager

"James (Principal Consultant) has truly been of great help to me this year. Unexpectedly James made contact with me regarding a job position that had coincided with my experience. From the first day he made contact until present he has been extremely supportive and continued to check my welfare. James is a true reflection of professionalism, care, support, and assistance. Many times I have experienced consultants that have wrongly matched me regarding jobs or have given a different description to the role of the job. James has maintained honest and has reflected in his partnership a care for detail and success for one. Sadly that is very hard to find in this day in age. James successfully had proposed this job position to me which I had doubted due to a number of let downs in the past. Thank the Lord; I am still there at present and enjoying it thoroughly. I can remember the day I had come down quite hesitant on going through for this current position and despite my worries, James was very supportive. He provided me with information to help me get by and always welcomed assisting me through the hardship or areas confusing. I definitely recommend this company to assist with finding the right job for you, but it is even a great bonus to receive assistant from James himself. Many thanks to you James." - Ms Nyero - Onyeulo, RMN

"Social Care Direct has provided a helpful and reliable service in the search to appoint key members to various roles at Management level.  The role requirements are generally matched and the calibre of candidates is high, which has lead to successful appointments within Partnerships in Care." - 
PIC

"James McIver is a recruitment agent who has shown true professionalism since the very beginning: he has dealt with me in a prompt, efficient and friendly manner throughout my whole recruitment process; he has been available to clarify any queries from the start and has ensured the smooth running of paperwork and ease of communication with the prospective employer; I would strongly recommend Jamie to any professional in search of employment and expecting a high quality recruitment service in return." - Dr C Matias