Principal Curriculum Lead (PCL)
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 successful candidate will have a clear vision of what constitutes outstanding social work practice, leadership and management. We are looking for social work qualified managers with experience such as:
- delivering social work (and/or leadership development) programmes to a high standard within quality assurance and regulatory frameworks
- holding responsibility and oversight for a broad brief with a clear vision for, and commitment to, developing social work practice and leadership.
- coaching, teaching or mentoring social workers in a practice context including through direct observations of practice
- managing a multi-disciplinary team and developing others’ skill in the area of curriculum development
- developing efficient, sensible systems and communicating clearly to ensure people are clear on expectations and standards and are supported to meet these
- confidently working within theoretical frameworks and building planning mechanisms to support with completion and compliance
- driving innovation and change with confidence, energy and enthusiasm
Frontline are committed to developing a diverse group of social workers and managers who reflect the communities they serve and we strive to do the same with our employees! As a result, we are particularly interested in hearing from people who have personal or professional insight and commitment to helping families from ethnically diverse backgrounds or those who are experiencing poverty.
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