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Leadership Development Programme 2018

  • Employer - Frontline
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Social Care - Children Service
  • Location - North East, North West, Midlands, East of England, South East, London
  • Salary - Up to £30,000 per annum
  • Duration - Contract
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Monday, 20 November 2017


At least half a million children in England don’t have a safe or stable home. These children and their families face some of the worst life chances, but we know that great social work has the power to change this. That’s why Frontline recruits and develops outstanding individuals to be social workers and leaders to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and families. 
Our two-year Leadership Development programme offers outstanding graduates and career changers an exciting new route into one of Britain’s toughest and most rewarding professions. We prioritise hands-on experience through practice-based learning, and you will benefit from intensive practical and academic training, tailored to your needs, as one of a new generation of children’s social workers. 
Following a five-week residential training programme, you will spend two years working in a local authority children’s services department, where you will start your career in social work. 
You’ll work directly with children, families, schools, courts and the police, to empower families to achieve positive change. You’ll see a real difference in yourself too, as you develop a whole range of invaluable and transferable skills including leadership, relationship-building and conflict resolution. 
The first year qualifies you as a social worker through direct work with children and families. In the second year you will work as a newly qualified social worker responsible for your own caseload, and will complete a fully funded master’s qualification. 
Eligibility criteria 
In order to be eligible for our programme you will need to have all of the following: 
• A 2:1 or higher in your first undergraduate honours degree (predicted or obtained) 
• Grade C or above in Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent)  
• Applicants must demonstrate competence in IT as well as spoken and written English 
• Eligibility to work in the UK 
All necessary documents will need to be seen at Assessment Centre stage. Please note we are unable to consider any requests for extenuating circumstances. 
If English is not your first language you may be required to provide evidence of a relevant qualification or test. 
Salary & benefits 
There’s no career like social work, and no other programme like Frontline.  
If you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to make real change for children and families, as well as developing a range of invaluable skills. 
Bespoke Graduate Programme; we offer a high-quality leaderships development programme for graduates and career changers that will equip you with the skills and attributes requires to make real change in social work and beyond. 
Earn as you learn; We provide a competitive Year 1 bursary of between £16,000 - 19,000 (depending on location) and you will earn a salary of around £30,000 (depending on location and local authority) in Year 2. 
Benefit from world-class training from academics, and practical training to develop complex skills needed to work effectively with children and families. 
Qualify after 13 months 
Receive high levels of support from your consultant social worker, practice tutor and Frontline Programme team. 
Study towards a fully funded master’s degree in Social Work 
Develop your leadership skills; You will be working with different organisations across the breadth of a child’s life where you will demonstrate real leadership in bringing about change for the good of the family. 
Join the Frontline Fellowship; Once you have completed the full two years of the programme you will be part of a community of outstanding leaders who share your passion for transforming the lives of vulnerable children. 
Make a real difference as part of the next generation of Social workers helping to transform lives. 

Our recruitment process has the following stages: 

• A self-selection questionnaire to help you determine if Frontline is right for you 
• An online competency-based application form 
• Online tests: verbal reasoning and situational judgement 
• A video interview: completing answers to set questions at home in your own time 
• Assessment Centre: activities include group work, a role play and an interview 

Contact information

Are you brave enough to do something different? 
There’s no career like social work, and no programme like Frontline.  
Apply today and join us to make real change for children and families:

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