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Responsive and flexible staff solutions

For Employers

The Qualified People You Need – Whenever You Need Them

Looking for health and social care staff? Whatever the role, whatever the rota, we have the person who’s right for your organisation’s needs. Need a role filled immediately? Just call us on 0131 225 8888.

Whether you need a shift covered right now, or you’re planning for longer term or even permanent cover in the future, Harmony Employment is in your corner. Across more than fifteen years, we’ve built a network of trusted and reliable people – from support workers to administrators, project workers to managers.

  • Trained, qualified health and social care staff for short term, long term and permanent positions
  • All our agency staff have passed our rigorous checks and are members of the PVG scheme
  • Competitive, all-inclusive rates

Fast, fuss-free and 24/7

Responsive and Flexible Social Care Staff Solutions

We have agency staff available at short notice 24 hours a day in Edinburgh and the Lothians, Fife, Central Scotland, the Borders, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and Glasgow. Our team in Edinburgh are able to find the right staff for you within minutes. We aim to have an agency member ready to start their shift at your project or service within 1.5 hours of receiving the initial call. We will ensure that our agency staff have the experience, skills and training requirements that meet your particular needs.

For longer term cover and contracts, we have a wealth of talented, experienced and skilled health and social care professionals to join your teams. For permanent positions, we offer the most competitive recruitment fee in the field.


Managed by Social Care Managers and Recruiters

The Harmony Employment team is made up of professionals with backgrounds in housing, social work and health and social care in both front-line and senior management positions in both the voluntary and statutory sectors.

We understand that providing a high quality, person centred service that will achieve outcomes for clients depends on committed staff with the right skills. We know the pressures and complexities of running health and social care services. We are committed to providing high quality agency flexible health and social care staff who will add value to your organisation and who will help you to achieve your objectives.

We will ensure that we understand your specific requirements before allocating staff. We are always available to give answers and make decisions quickly. We are available to visit projects and meet with clients at any time, in fact we encourage regular client meetings.

Skilled and Secure

Harmony Employment adheres strictly to the policies and procedures lay down by the Care Inspectorate who are currently accrediting our care services. We are a registered body with Disclosure Scotland (Registration No. THE21273). All our agency staff are members of the PVG Scheme. Staff are also SSSC registered where appropriate. We are registered with Peninsula Ltd employment specialists who keep us up to date with employment legislation.

We are very aware of the need for our clients to be certain that the staff we are providing are of the highest standard and each member of Harmony Employment has read and abides by the codes of practice set out by the SSSC codes of practice.

We believe that our staff should have relevant, current qualifications, skills and experience. That is why we offer regular training sessions to our members in areas such as moving and handling and food hygiene. We are able to run training sessions from our newly refurbished Edinburgh office.

24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to deal with any staffing requests you may have. In the event of having to leave a voice mail, we will call you back within 20 minutes.

Quality Services need Quality Staff

We believe in fair pay and are a Living Wage Employer as a minimum. We take care to support our staff on an on-going basis through supervision and training. This means that we can offer the best, and most motivated staff. The positive experience of clients means that our staff are often requested by name. Our high staff retention means that we can offer you continuity of service. We also offer our members full holiday pay at no extra cost to you.

We believe our members are amongst the best care, health and support providers in Scotland, to reward and retain them we provide them with training (provided by our in-house trainer Derek in our new training suit), full holiday pay and a pension scheme. Providing our members with these excellent conditions means our Customers get the very best service we can provide.

All Candidates applying to join Harmony Employment Agency must undergo a rigorous screening process including obtaining references, PVG Scheme and qualification verification. They will also be interviewed face to face to ensure their suitability and commitment to the highest standards in Social Care as set by the SSSC and the Care Inspectorate. Only then will they be registered as full members and be eligible for permanent or temporary work.

Accountability and Continuous Improvement

Providing a high and consistent level of service to our clients is hugely important. That it why we send feedback questionnaires about our staff if they are working regularly at one project, this feedback is then discussed with our members during support and supervision sessions.

Roles and Positions we Cover

Among the many different roles and areas of work within the voluntary and statutory sectors we can cover are the following:

  • Homeless Services
  • Care Support Workers
  • Night Support Workers
  • Project Workers
  • Visiting Support
  • Childcare Staff
  • Youth Workers
  • Family Support
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Mental Health Services
  • Counselling and Advice
  • Alcohol and Drugs Rehab
  • Administration
  • Housekeepers and Domestic Staff
  • Wardens
  • Housing Officers
  • Management Roles
  • Shift Coordinators

Feel free to speak to us about more specialised roles – in the past we have filled posts for musicians, graffiti and rap workshops, and therapy for example.