JAMES FORDHAM, PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL
"Sanctuary has been providing social workers to Children’s Services for over 12 months now, and I felt it appropriate to commend Sanctuary for the high quality service that has been provided to Peterborough City Council.
It would be fair to say the level of service has been consistent and we have received high quality candidates, so long this may continue.
At times, I have expected a quick turnaround on candidate CVs, but Sanctuary have always responded proficiently and professionally, so thank you for this as it has made things far easier.
On another note, we have had to implement slight changes to our own working practices in the way we recruit, but Sanctuary have taken this into account and implemented their own changes to suit our needs.
I would certainly not hesitate to recommend Sanctuary for their quality service and high calibre candidates to any other local authority or business."
GLYN HOCKNEY, SOCIAL WORK TEAM LEADER
"Sanctuary Personnel have provided a locum with the right skills which match the job very well. We were impressed with the quality of the candidates that you approached us with as they were all very well qualified and skilled."
HELEN SINCLAIR, FIRST RESPONSE DISABILITY SERVICES
"For the past six years at least I have dealt with Sanctuary as a recruitment agency and have developed a professional working relationship with Recruitment Manager, Jay Carr.
In addition to Sanctuary, I work with various other agencies, however, can honestly state that as a consequence of the quality of workers forwarded to match my specified job description, I approach Jay in the first instance each and every time as I know I can rely upon the good quality and calibre of worker put forward.
I have been extremely pleased with the strength of the individuals supplied. Over the years, Jay has developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the pressures we face and therefore the commitment I require from candidates. Any reservations I might have had from CVs, references or interview, I have been able to constructively discuss these with Jay.
I manage frontline childcare social workers and Jay is very mindful to ensure that candidates not only have the relevant qualifications and checks, but the resilience required to do the job. It helps that Jay is always up-to-date when I speak to him in relation to any media publications that are related to social work, be it local or national. I am personally impressed with this as it tells me that he actually takes pride and a keen interest in the market that he supplies to.
I find Jay to be extremely reliable, trustworthy and true to his word. If Jay has not had the calibre of worker that I am looking for, he is very upfront and honest and does not supply me with just anyone with a qualification as I believe he understands that this would not only waste mine and the applicants time, but it would also be detrimental to the service user and the LA as a whole.
Sanctuary is realistic with timeframes and, unlike other agencies, does not waste my time in submitting candidates who are either not available for the specified date in the ad or indeed do not have the relevant experience I specify.
I am extremely impressed by the service that I have received from Sanctuary. I feel the whole process is smooth and succinct, from the point of receiving an applicant through to delivery of documents, an individual starting and the supplying of timesheets thereafter."
MIKE REED, TEAM MANAGER
"This is to record my thanks and continuing satisfaction with the service offered by Sanctuary Personnel over the last 18 months. They have been responsive to my requirements, diligent in communication and in working in partnership with my organisation before, during and after a significant number of successful placements in the various teams I manage."