Leadership Development Programme 2017

Greater London and South East, Midlands, North East and North West.
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05 Sep 2016
21 Nov 2016
Job Type
Graduate schemes

Are you looking for a graduate career with a difference? Do you want to make a positive impact on society and transform the lives of vulnerable children? Do you want to develop your leadership skills? Then the Frontline Organisation is for you.

This year we’re expanding into new regions across the UK and recruiting 300 outstanding individuals onto our prestigious two-year Leadership Development Programme. We offer you the opportunity to join one of Britain’s most challenging, and most rewarding, professions; children and families social work.

With Frontline you’ll help to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families, whilst developing a range of invaluable transferable skills in leadership, conflict resolution and relationship building. Your skills and experiences on the programme will open the doors to a wide range of social impact careers after Frontline, inside social work and beyond.

Year 1- You’ll earn as you learn, working with 3 other Frontline participants in a local authority child protection team in either Greater London and the South East, North East, North West and the Midlands. You’ll benefit from world class teaching, and be supported by an experienced Consultant Social Worker through 210 days of on-the-job training- more than any other route into the profession.

Year 2- You’ll be a Qualified Social Worker, employed by your local authority. In this year, you will be studying towards a fully funded Masters and Frontline will be supporting you through our tailored leadership training.

We are looking for outstanding individuals; people who have a commitment to supporting children and families, are competent at working with people and who have the ability to lead with sound judgement.

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 degree (predicted or obtained)
  • Grade C or above in Maths and English GCSE - applicants must also demonstrate competence in IT as well as spoken and written English
  • We expect candidates to have at least BBB (or ABC) in their top 3 A-levels (or equivalent pre-university grades) – excluding General Studies and any additional AS-levels.*

*In exceptional circumstances we will consider applications who achieve the highest standards in screening of the application process. We will not accept any applications with less than CCC (or BCD).


In year one participants will receive a tax and NI exempt bursary of up to £19,207 dependant on local authority. In year two of the programme participants will earn a local authority salary of up to £30,000.


Applications open to Frontline’s Leadership Development Programme on 5th September 2016.  We will be looking for your ability to work with people, your motivation and commitment to working with children and families, and an ability to lead with sound judgement.

Our Recruitment Process has the following stages, the first 3 of which are online and can be done in your own time:

  1. An online competency-based application form
  2. Online tests: verbal reasoning and situational judgement
  3. A video interview: completing answers to set questions at home in your own time
  4. Assessment Centre: activities include group work, a role play and an interview.

So if you’re passionate about leading change in society and want to join a profession where you can have a real impact, apply to The Frontline Organisation.

START DATE: July 2017