Frontline Consultant Social Worker

Rugby, Warwickshire
£40,876 - £42,821
09 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
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Are you an experienced social worker looking for an exciting opportunity to remain in practice whilst also taking on a management and teaching role?

As a Frontline Consultant Social Worker, you will have access to a high-quality training programme and the opportunity to work towards a Foundation level in Systemic Practice. Previous experience of Systemic Practice and Practice educator qualification is not required, you will receive all relevant training during your first year as a Consultant Social Worker.

We have worked with Frontline for a number of years and have three established units within Safeguarding and Support teams across Warwickshire. We are looking to recruit an experienced and passionate social worker to undertake the role of Consultant Social Worker (CSW) for one of the Frontline units.

What is Frontline?

Frontline is an intensive social work qualifying programme which offers people the opportunity to train on the job as child protection social workers. Participants on the programme work in units of four, which are managed by a Consultant Social Worker.

What is a Consultant Social Worker?

Consultant Social Workers (CSWs) are vital to the Frontline model. Each CSW is responsible for four participants who are undertaking their Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. CSWs work with participants using a unit model approach – a systemic practice model for working with families, with cases managed through weekly unit meetings.

These meetings provide a dynamic learning environment and a reflective space to think systemically about the cases in your unit. The role offers those who wish to remain in practice the opportunity to do so alongside the chance to take on supervisory and management responsibility for a small team.

What will I get from being a CSW?

An exciting opportunity for experienced practitioners to remain in practice whilst also taking on a management and teaching role.

Access to a high-quality systemic training programme.

Access to 1:1 coaching and mentoring from a Practice Tutor.

Be part of a national network of CSWs contributing to innovations in practice and broader social work reforms.

After completing one year in the role you will become part of the Frontline Fellowship.

In addition, as a member of Warwickshire's children and families' workforce we offer our pledge to you:

Excellent opportunities for personal development and career progression.

Supportive managers who provide recognition and a robust supervision policy focused on wellbeing and workload.

A clear and transparent pay structure linked to career progression and professional development.


To apply for this position, as well as clicking the 'Apply Now' button, all applicants must complete the Frontline data collection form.

For further information please see the Job Description, Person Specification and the Candidate Pack.

Additional Information

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please contact Tanya Sneddon

Closing date: 14th June 2021

Interview Date: 21st June 2021


To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

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You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.

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