We expect to partner with local authorities in the North East and Teesside. This may include Hartlepool, Newcastle, and Middlesbrough.
Where you’ll work
We partner with a large number of high-quality local authority partners that host participants on the programme. Through working in these areas, participants are able to support some of the most disadvantaged children and families in England.
Joining us on the Frontline programme, you could be working in one of the following areas:
Yorkshire and the Humber
We expect to partner with local authorities across Yorkshire and the Humber. This may include North Yorkshire, York, North Lincolnshire and Wakefield.
We expect to partner with local authorities in Greater Manchester and Merseyside. This may include Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Wigan, Warrington, and Wirral.
We expect to partner with local authorities across the East Midlands. This may include Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire.
We expect to partner with local authorities in West Midlands (county), Staffordshire and Warwickshire. This may include Solihull, Sandwell, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.
We expect to partner with local authorities across London.
South East and East of England
We expect to partner with local authorities across the South East. This may include Hertfordshire, Essex, Slough, Oxfordshire and Kent.
We expect to partner with local authorities across the South West. This may include Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Please note locations are subject to change and we cannot guarantee that placements will be available in all of the locations listed above.
We receive a high volume of applications for our programme and places fill up quickly. While there are many places nationally, we will close applications for specific locations when they are full. We therefore recommend you apply as soon as possible to ensure your best chance of securing a place in your preferred location on the programme.
Preparing for your placement
We partner with a number of local authorities across England in the regions listed above. As a result, we need participants to be flexible with the location in which they will work. All of our locations offer the same excellent training, development and support. By being flexible in your placement preferences, you will be going a long way to improving the outcomes for children and families in the areas that need Frontline participants the most.
During the application process for the Frontline programme, you will be given the opportunity to tell us more about yourself and your circumstances. Your placement will then be carefully chosen with consideration of your circumstances and the needs of our local authority partners.
Due to the fast-track nature of the programme that combines work and study, we will not offer placements to applicants that would have a commute of longer than one hour.
The following advice will help you prepare for your placement.
Consider your preferences carefully
Think about connections you might have to parts of England other than your preferred region. For example, tell us about friends or family living in other regions, the region or area you studied in, or areas that you would be willing to move to. This will help us to consider where might be desirable for you if we’re unable to offer a place in your preferred region.
Learn to drive
Being able to drive and having access to a car is a requirement for most local authority placements outside of London in order to best reach and support the children and families in the area. We know that in some parts of the country wait times for driving tests are now very long, so if you live outside of London and don’t have a driving licence, please carefully consider if this is the right time for you to be applying to the programme, as we would not be able to defer your place if you weren’t able to pass your driving test in time.
We recognise that some applicants will be medically exempt from driving. We work with individuals on a case-by-case basis in these circumstances to identify a suitable placement.
The Frontline programme is fully funded, with participants receiving a bursary for the first year of the programme, and a salary from their local authority in the second and third. However, we recommend that applicants are proactive in planning ahead with their finances, to support any relocation or other costs that may arise for the programme. We recommend using budgeting tools to support you in determining if it would be helpful to save, if possible, ahead of starting the programme.
You can also find more information about the Frontline programme bursary and finance on our website.
Applications close soon
Applications are closing on the 8 December. With spaces filling fast, we have already closed some popular locations. Apply now to give yourself the best chance of securing your place.
Start your application
Apply now to join the Frontline programme in 2024.