Mary Jackson Mary Jackson

Mary is chief programmes officer at Frontline. She was previously the organisation’s leadership development director and established Firstline – the programme that develops social work manager‘s leadership skill and ability, so they can better support their teams and influence the wider social work system. The programme is based on extensive research into what makes for effective first line leadership in a children’s social work settings.

Mary has over 15 years’ experience in change management and leadership development. As project manager in Hackney she led on the delivery of Reclaim Social Work and has worked intensively with local authorities across the country to implement major change programmes in social work.

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Introduction to leadership for social work team managers

This guide explores the key capabilities of leadership in social work and gives examples of what a good leader might do in practice in different situations.