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Principal Curriculum Lead (PCL)



Salary: £53,000 (+£3,000 in London) + competitive pension  Location: Any Frontline regional office (London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Newcastle)  Deadline: 13 December 2018 at 11.59pm



Job Description

We are expanding our curriculum team to include a Principal Curriculum Lead (PCL). You will work with another PCL responsible for leading on the first year of the programme when participants are working towards qualifying as social workers. This post is specific to the Frontline programme, with this role focusing on year two of the programme, the transition to being a newly qualified social worker and the Consultant Social Worker Practice Education award (PEPS). The post holder will play a vital role in this pioneering organisation by bringing their practice and management wisdom, theoretical rigour and clear planning skills to the curriculum development and delivery. They will work to the Head of Curriculum and alongside the other PCL lead the curriculum team (creating a strong team ethos and ensuring the team feel aligned to the vision for the programme). Principal Curriculum Leads will hold accountability for the design and dissemination of all Frontline programme content and teaching, ensuring the curriculum is cohesive, innovative, relevant to practice and evidence informed and that a suite of tutor materials enables confident and consistent delivery of the content across regions. You will ensure all interdependencies (such as professional and academic standards, regulatory requirements, quality assurance and feedback processes, teaching timetables) are carefully considered and the appropriate planning and communication mechanisms are in place to effectively deliver on these.

The PCLs will between them, manage the 6.5 highly skilled members of the multi-disciplinary curriculum team who design the content and teaching approach for of all Frontline’s programmes. The team is focused on developing outstanding social workers who are skilled at using their personal leadership, through excellent teaching, assessment, feedback and coaching. The PCLs will work closely with the team, encouraging and supporting them to  innovate in the approaches to teaching, coaching and assessing social workers. The PCLs will lead the team to produce an excellent training and development offer for over 800 social workers and managers annually. As the largest single provider of social work qualifying education, Frontline has significant potential to influence, so these posts offer an unprecedented opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the development of social work practice in England.


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  • 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 to work scheme
  • Volunteering days
  • Employee assistance programme