Leadership Development Programme
graduate scheme

Leadership Development Programme

Competitive salary
East Midlands · East of Englandand 5 others
Time left to apply
2 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

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.

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?

Company information

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.

Person requirements

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.

Visit website for more information on what we are looking for and our competencies

Qualifications and experience requirements

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.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary

Fully-funded masters - Earn as you learn - Develop a range of transferable skills - Leadership Development Coaching


East Midlands · East of England · London · North East England · North West England · South East England · West Midlands

How to apply

Closing date: 20/11/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 20/11/2017

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