Leadership Development Programme

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Location
Various Locations Across the U.K.
Salary
Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
Posted
06 Sep 2017
Closes
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our two-year Leadership Development programme offers outstanding graduates 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Social work is a leadership profession; you will inspire, persuade and bring out the best in diverse groups of people. To help you develop these skills, you will benefit from ongoing leadership development coaching; designed to support you to work with purpose to bring about change in a range of challenging settings.
  • There’s no career like social work, and no other programme like Frontline. If you join us, you’ll make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and their families.
  • Are you brave enough to do something different?

About You

  • We’re looking for your potential to become an outstanding children’s social worker, and will be exploring the evidence of your ability through our competencies.
  • The selection process will test your ability to show leadership; empathy; to build relationships; effectively communicate; use your analysis and adaptability skills, and overall your motivation to use these skills to work within children and families social work on the Frontline programme.
  • 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