Work with us
We are always looking for talented, passionate and mission-aligned people to join Frontline and help us achieve our mission. We offer a range of job opportunities, as well as consultant social worker positions for experienced social workers who are working within our partner local authorities and trusts.
Our head office is based in central London and we have regional offices in Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Milton Keynes.
Details of vacancies across all regions can be viewed below.
Curriculum Lead: Systemic Practice (Part-time)
Salary: £53,000 (excluding £3,000 London weighting) pro rata for part time + competitive pension Location: Any Frontline regional office (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle) Deadline: 11 March 2019 at 9.00am
Firstline Programme Coordinator
Salary: £25,000 + competitive pension Location: London (frequent travel required within the UK) Deadline: 13 March 2019 at 11.59pm
Head of Region (South West)
Salary: £58,000 + competitive pension Location: South West (Bristol TBC) Deadline: 4 March 2019 at 9.00am
Relationship and Development Manager (South West)
Salary: £33,000 + competitive pension Location: South West (Bristol TBC) Deadline: 24 February 2019 at 11.59pm
If you’re interested in becoming a social worker and joining the Frontline programme then sign up for one of our insight days, where you’ll learn more about social work, gain an insight into our recruitment and selection process and practice skills which will be of use to you at all stages of the process. If you are interested in applying to the programme we strongly recommend attending one of these days. We have opportunities available for undergraduates here and, as part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, diversity insight days for individuals from a black, asian and minority ethnic background here.
Every year we hire passionate, creative and proactive students to be Frontline brand managers on campus. This year we are looking for 45 brand managers across the country to manage and raise Frontline’s profile on university campuses. Applications are now open. Find out more and apply here.
Frontline hire a number of graduate interns each year to join our dynamic, award-winning Recruitment team during one of the most important and exciting points in the recruitment calendar from September to March. Applications for the graduate internship are now closed. Find out more.
Each summer we offer penultimate year students the opportunity to be part of Frontline’s London office team for a three-week internship. Throughout the internship, our team will support you to give you exposure to different experiences and improve your employability. Applications for the 2018 student internships are now closed. Find out more and apply here.
Why work with us?
Our culture and values - freedom and responsibility
We are striving to achieve a culture of freedom and responsibility, to allow our employees to do the best work possible to achieve our mission. This means that we need people in our teams who can solve problems, speak with candour, communicate expectations and give one another the space and support to achieve fantastic results for children and families. To build this culture we are looking for people who can:
- Only use rules, processes and policies when absolutely necessary
- Be deeply responsible by acting without permission to make things better
- Know our purpose and strategy inside out
- Surround themselves with excellent performers
- Get and give clarity
- Give and request honest feedback
Underpinning this approach are our values:
- Be brave: be prepared to challenge and don’t always reach for the easy answer
- Show respect: recognise and value the contributions of others
- Pioneer: generate new ideas and make ripples or waves by sharing successes and setbacks
- Stay curious: be continually reflective and open to adapting how we work
- What matters is what works: be practical, flexible and outcome-focussed
Diversity and inclusion
To achieve our strategic goals, we need a diverse workforce and our employees come from a range of backgrounds and expertise. We are committed to taking an inclusive approach to recruitment and selection. We have policies in place to promote diversity and inclusion at Frontline, regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. We are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities that we work in.
To support wellbeing, we encourage flexible working. All employees work around a core hours policy between 10.00am – 4.30pm, giving you flexibility in your schedule. We also encourage working from home at least one day a week. Our employee-led wellbeing action help drive initiatives across the organisation to support employee wellbeing. Click here to see Frontline’s wellbeing statement.
As part of our commitment we are currently working on the following recommendations:
People and awareness
We are committed to improving the understanding of diversity and inclusion issues and supporting employees to hold each other to account for behaviours and decisions that do not support inclusion. We are delivering unconscious bias training to all of our employees and we monitor and develop initiatives as part of our wellbeing action group to support employees. This includes encouraging employees to attend mental health awareness and resilience workshops.
We are monitoring the demographics of the organisation and amending our diversity strategy in line with the data.
We are developing our systems and processes to support the diversity we bring in to the organisation. For example, only asking for a degree unless there is a specialist knowledge required, reviewing the gendered language in adverts and moving to an applicant tracking system that supports blind shortlisting.
Developing our people
We will develop you through stretching roles, setting clear objectives and identifying behaviours you need to demonstrate to achieve your goals. You will be supported in regular reviews around the scope of your role and career aspirations. We encourage you to develop skills and provide learning and development opportunities including the support of a mentor or coach, and will endeavour to provide these where possible. Frontline measures your performance against 5 core behavioural competencies linked to our values.
Pay and benefits
We’re a Living Wage employer offering competitive salaries. We will reward you each year for performance that delivers our strategic aims in line with our values and behavioural competencies. We give you 25 days holiday per year (in addition to bank holidays) rising by one day per year after two years in service, up to a maximum of 30 days. We give all staff extra days at Christmas as the office closes from 25 December to 1 January. In addition you are able to buy and sell up to five days annual leave a year. We offer you between one and three days to volunteer in a mission-aligned charity.
Gender pay gap
What is it? All employers (with 250 or more employees) are required to report on their gender pay gap, reporting on the following calculations, using a snapshot date of 5 April 2017; Although Frontline does not currently have 250 employees, completing the analysis demonstrates our commitment to the employees and highlights that our approach to pay and award is treated fairly irrespective of gender. Having an open and transparent culture is key to our success and highly valued by employees internally, and reporting and monitoring the gender pay gap is an important step to tackle any inequalities. For this reason, we have carried out the reporting and provided a supporting narrative providing context behind the figures. You can view the full report here. How are we managing our gender pay gap? We have already made some changes in the last couple of years that have positively impacted the results such as:
- Introduction of Job Families and Salary Bands
- Changes to our Performance Cycle; introducing Competency behavioural Framework and performance related increases to salaries
We are also reviewing all job applications for gendered language, using a variety of channels to recruit employees, mixed interview panels and we will be moving to an online applicant tracking system in 2018 that includes blind shortlisting of applicants.
Frontline staff TESTIMONIALS
Find out what it’s like to work at Frontline.
I work with the communications manager to deliver all of Frontline’s external and internal communications.
I help design and implement the selection process for the Frontline programme, and organise and support successful candidates.
In a nutshell, my role involves recruiting participants to the Frontline Leadership Development programme.
As Leadership Coaching Officer, I project manage the coaching offer for second year participants on the Frontline programme.
I lead our attraction team, which works nationwide and is responsible for promoting the Frontline programme to students and career changers.
My role involves attracting and engaging both students and graduates to promote, represent and work with Frontline.
It is wonderful to be part of something that is genuinely making a difference to some of the most disadvantaged people in our society.
I have been working at Frontline since 2013 and have had a number of roles at the charity.