The Birmingham branch is the most established team in the UK, with
Consultants combining over 40 years of valuable experience within
From the Birmingham branch we specialise in the recruitment of Allied
Health Professionals, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists (OT)
Speech and Language Therapists (SALT), Support Workers (RSW), Adults and
Children’s and Qualified Social Workers (QSW). We provide our services
to the NHS, Local Authorities and Private and Voluntary Clients.
We provide a valuable service to a great number of key clients
throughout the West and East Midlands, both city centre based and more
rural and hard to get to locations. We are viewed by our Clients as
providing an honest and quality driven service, with Consultants that
understand the geography and the needs of its local area.
We also support candidates with finding their perfect next role both on a
temporary and permanent basis, focussing on ensuring the right
organisation, culture and team fit that is ideal for the individual.
From the Birmingham branch we help over 200 candidates per year to find
their next career move within the Health and Social Care Industry.
Working within the community
We work with Variety, a charity that helps to improve children’s lives
no matter what their circumstances. In the past we have arranged
fundraising activities, one example of which was a raffle that managed
to raise £127 in a very short space of time.
Meet the Team
Justin Garland - Business Manager
Justin has worked in the recruitment Industry for 11 years with a mix of
Education and Health and Social Care experience. Following seven years
as a Secondary School teacher, Justin decided to make the move into the
recruitment Industry and has not looked back since. After joining
Randstad 3 years ago to open a satellite branch of Randstad Care in his
home town Worcester, Justin has been fortunate enough to be internally
promoted firstly to Section Manager then to Business Manager of
Randstad’s busy Birmingham City Centre Health and Social Care hub.
The main areas of the post that Justin enjoys the most is seeing
Consultants achieve their very best and the knowledge that the Branch
are providing the very best candidates to those service users that need
help the most.
Vanessa Platt - Principal Consultant
Vanessa has worked for Randstad Care for almost 10 years.
Her specialism is in the Residential Childcare field. Vanessa's success
has been built through years of building strong, long term
relationships with both clients and candidates alike. Through hard work
and determination Vanessa soon became an expert in her field.
Leah Rowley - Principal Consultant
Leah has worked in the recruitment industry for 12 years after
relocating from Plymouth to the West Midlands. Initially she was
recruiting for an organisation placing temporary office staff and had
over 120 workers. The past 10 years Leah has been recruiting for Allied
Health Professionals and specifically Speech and Language Therapists
for Randstad Care. Randstad Care is a preferred supplier to AHP staff
in the NHS. We also supply to the private sector and local education
authorities and have developed long-standing relationships with
candidates and clients.
Emma Mantle - Key Accounts - Accord Senior Accounts Coordinator
Emma has worked within sales and recruitment since leaving college in
2008. She has worked within various industries over a short period of
time including hospitality, industrial, education & Care. Emma
originally joined Randstad in May 2012, however left due to office
relocation at the end of the year. Emma went on to manage an Industrial
Office in Bristol then returned to Birmingham at Randstad Care in
Since being back at Randstad, Emma has been able to put her recruitment experience straight into practice tackling the New Accord contract head on.
James Glover - National Account Consultant
James has just joined Randstad from a National Leisure company where he
headed up their sales team. James has a passion for the health &
social care sector and uses his excellent customer service skills to
support our large national account clients in the Midlands area.
"As an organisation we feel it is important that any agency staff that
work with us meet our requirements to ensure the smooth running of our
Our consultant Vanessa has taken time to get to know our service and how
the day to day runnings work in order to meet our needs. Vanessa shows
great commitment to her job by always keeping in regular contact with
myself and the team leaders.
Vanessa ensures that communication is good which enhances the service
that we get from the agency. Vanessa will often check in with myself and
the team leaders to make sure that things are going okay. In addition
to this she will always get back to us with progress of what staffing
resources she has been able to find and will inform us quickly when
staffing cannot be found which makes our job a lot easier as we can then
reassess the staffing situation quickly and look for alternative
Any issues that have arisen have always been sorted out promptly and thoroughly which is excellent.
Vanessa has developed good working relationships with all that she has
come into contact with at Way Ahead Support Services because of her
professionalism and commitment to supporting the needs of our service".
Warwick Area Manager
‘'Emma is a professional co-ordinator for Tipton and deals with all my
requests as soon as I put them through to her. Emma is always willing to
help us at Tipton and when we have any concerns she does deal with them
Accord Housing - Tipton Extra Care Village