Josh Macalister


Josh is the Chief Executive of Frontline, a new two-year leadership programme that offers high-achieving university leavers and career changers the opportunity to become a social worker.

Josh is a former Teacher and ambassador of Teach First. He taught in secondary schools across Greater Manchester and was a Head of Department before leaving the profession to set up Frontline. Josh has been developing the idea for Frontline since 2010 when he first wrote an article outlining the case for a new route into children’s social work.

Josh is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), where he developed the case for Frontline.