Pastoral Support Partnership Opportunity for International Social Care Recruits in North Central London

North London Councils (NLC) have secured a grant from the Department of Health and Social Care to address workforce challenges in adult social care. This initiative aims to support care providers in recruiting and retaining international residents within the North Central London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, and Islington.

We have commissioned PJ’s Community Services who will offer a tiered pastoral support offer to internationally recruited staff. They will provide tailored support for those who need it, addressing health and well-being, community integration, and peer support. Where necessary they will incorporate cultural orientation training to familiarise staff with local norms and customs.

Subscribe to our provider bulletin to hear more information about the pastoral support offer and how to sign up for this offer or contact: for more information.



LCAS- The London Care and Support Forum (LCAS) events

LCAS are facilitating a series of virtual meetings and live events to provide advice and signposts to further support for providers who are interested or involved with International Recruitment.

You will hear from parties involved from the Home Office to CQC and other experts. They will covering various topics such as modern-day slavery, compliance, funding, accommodation and the importance of pastoral care (plus more). These events are for organisations based in, or working in the boroughs covered by NC London, SE London and SW London.

Here are some dates fr upcoming webinars in 2024:

  • January:

            - 9th, 19th & 25th (One of these will be for South East London)

  • February:

            - 16th, 27th & 29th (All for North Central London)

  • March: 

           - 1st, 12th & 21st (One of these will be for South West London)

We will also be sharing any upcoming webinar dates via our provider bulletin.

The content and recording from the first two virtual events, November 29th & December 8th are available at -


Training hub:

We have also commissioned the training hub to recruit between 5-10 internationally recruited staff who will be supported to complete the OSCE and receive nursing qualifications in the UK. For more information please contact NCL Training Hub.


What does the programme offer include?

  • A funded place on an Occupational English Test (OET) training programme, followed by examination
  • A funded place on an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) training programme, followed by examination 
  • Guidance throughout the NMC application process
  • Salary advancement employer recommendations upon completing the programme and obtaining NMC registration, facilitated through a formal learning agreement


Why should my Nursing Home get involved?

  • Opportunity to gain a new, qualified nurse
  • secure long-term workforce succession planning
  • Retention incentives by investing in career progression
  • Workforce diversity and inclusivity


Employee requirements:

  • Registered/qualified nurse in their country of training
  • Worked for a minimum of 12 months with existing employer in North Central London
  • Unrestricted right to work in the UK


2-step application process:

  • Step 1 – employer EOI submission
  • Step 2 – candidate application submission

All candidates will be sent a link to complete full registration as soon as the Employer EOI has been received. The candidate application form deadline will be January 31st 2024.

Key Information for Employer EOIs

Employer EOIs will open

December 2024

Employer EOI deadline

January 15th 2024

Available funded placed in Adult Social Care

10 IENs

Programme information


How to apply:

Submit your Employer Expression of Interest by 15th January:

If you have any question on any aspect of the programme, please do get in touch via:

  • Email on

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