Frontline Graduate Programme

Job Title:  Frontline Graduate Programme

Summary of role:
 No child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances.

Our mission is to create positive social change for children who do not have a safe or stable home. We do this by developing excellent social work practice and leadership. Our Frontline Graduate programme supports outstanding candidates to become incredible social workers and join a movement for change in social work and broader society.

From the very first day of your two-year placement, you will have a measurable impact in your local community, making a real, positive difference to society through your work.

You will gain skills in leadership, conflict resolution, creative problem solving and relationship building that will help you thrive in this dynamic, challenging and rewarding role. The abilities you develop will open doors to a wide range of social impact careers inside social work and beyond.

The Frontline programme offers:

  • The chance to earn as you learn with a bursary of up to £20k in year 1 and a salary of up to £34k in year 2.
  • An intensive five-week summer institute to kick start your journey.
  • Professional qualification as a social worker after year 1.
  • Dynamic teamwork on real cases supported and led by an experienced social worker.
  • An opportunity to work in partnership with organisations and professionals in health, education, the criminal justice system and beyond to bring about positive change.
  • Entrance to the Frontline Fellowship after the programme: a movement of outstanding leaders working to create social change for disadvantaged children and families.
  • Placements across England – including Gloucestershire
    Job tenure: Full time
    Annual salary/pro rata salary: £20,000-34,000
    Link to full information on job/how to apply: Information on both our selection process and our competencies can be found on our website.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the recruitment team at

We are looking for graduates who can bring different perspectives and experiences to the programme and who are committed to advocating for the diverse communities social workers serve.

If you really want to make a difference, then we want to hear from you.

Applications are now open for our 2021 Frontline programme.

Find out more and apply here:

Application deadline: