Associate Practice Tutor (Register Your Interest, Racialised Minority Groups Only)

Salary: £40,000 (£43,000 in London) with a Masters funded up to £7,000 by Frontline plus competitive pension

Location: United Kingdom

Deadline: Ongoing

Job Description

Location: Various across England

To help us achieve our mission, we are recruiting qualified social workers with direct experience of working with children and families and knowledge and experience of supporting social work students. We are looking for candidates who can support the delivery of teaching across the year, support participants in their local authority units and supervise participants during the Frontline programme. Practice Tutors work closely as a peer group to share effective ways of working across participant units, local authorities and regions. They play a key role within the development and delivery of our social work curriculum, contributing knowledge and expertise to create a culture that promotes outstanding social work education and that enables teams to do their best work in order to achieve our mission to create social change for children who do not have a safe or stable home.

The Associate Practice Tutor role will work on Year 1 of the Frontline Programme, studying alongside in order to complete a social-work aligned Masters level qualification (likely on a part-time basis), up to the value of £7,000. After this, you will move into a Practice Tutor role and enrol on a Post-Graduate teaching qualification programme, working on both years of the Frontline programme, while also being able to supervise and mark dissertations.

As part of our commitment to anti-racism, one of our priorities is to diversify our Practice Tutor group. We sought feedback from our existing staff group and potential external applicants to hear their voices on what we could be doing as an organisation to tackle this, and one of the major barriers to racialised minority social workers applying for a Practice Tutor role with us is the requirement for a Masters qualification. This is a standard set by the Higher Education sector in order to be able to teach future social workers, but systemic racism and inequality create additional barriers for those of racialised minority backgrounds to pursue further study. To tackle this barrier and nurture racialised minority talent, we created the Associate Practice Tutor role where Frontline could foster this qualification in order to create an inclusive environment for racialised minority social workers without a Masters to pursue becoming a Practice Tutor. We acknowledge, however, that no single story that prevents application or appointment of people from racialised minority backgrounds is the same, and so this is only one of multiple initiatives detailed in our wider racial diversity and inclusion plan that we are working on.

Please note this role is only for those who identify as being from a racialised minority group who also do not possess a Masters qualification. If you do have a Masters, please express interest in the general Practice Tutor role.

We operate in the Midlands, North East, North West, South West and London. Please send your CV to people@thefrontline.org.uk to register your interest and we’ll be in touch when a role becomes available.

If you have questions about the role or how to succeed, please contact Vicki Parker (Head of Delivery – South Region) on victoria.parker@thefrontline.org.uk or Tracey Ellison (Head of Delivery – North Region) on tracey.ellison@thefrontline.org.uk.

If we can make this process any more accessible for you, please do email us at people@thefrontline.org.uk.

Benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive pension employer contribution
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + office closes from 25 Dec to 1 Jan
  • Buy or sell up to five days annual leave a year
  • Interest free loan for season ticket
  • Personal coaching and mentoring
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Deposit loan scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (x3 salary)