We pride ourselves in placing Frontline participants where the need is greatest and we prioritise the needs of the vulnerable young people and families we work with. As a result, we need our participants to be flexible with the location in which they are placed, and there is often a requirement for participants to relocate to start the programme.
Joining us on the Frontline programme, you could be working in one of the following areas:
Local authorities we have partnered with in previous cohorts include Durham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Sunderland.
Local authorities in the North West have previously included Manchester, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan. While we continue to expand our reach in the North West, places in the region are highly sought after and placement here cannot be guaranteed.
Yorkshire and the Humber
While we hope to expand in this region in the future, we have so far placed a small number of participants in York in previous cohorts.
The Midlands region includes placements in both the East and West Midlands and is one of our biggest regions. Local authorities we have previously placed participants in include Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Leicester, Staffordshire and Warwickshire.
As one of our largest and most sought after regions, we place participants across London in local authorities such as Croydon, Enfield, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea and Lambeth. We have a high number of places in London, however placement here cannot be guaranteed due to the high demand for spaces.
Previous cohorts have seen participants placed in local authorities in areas such as Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
East of England
We have previously partnered with a small number of local authorities in the East of England including Hertfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex.
The South West is our newest region. In 2019, local authorities we partnered with included Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.
Our local authority partners vary year on year, with the above examples indicating where we have previously placed participants. This is not a definitive list of where we will place participants in 2020.
Preparing for 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 are placed. All of our locations offer the same excellent training, development and support. By being flexible in your placement, 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 be carefully chosen with consideration of your circumstances and the need in our regions. To prepare for placement, we recommend that you:
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 in order to best reach and support the children and families in the area. While a driving licence is not a formal eligibility requirement for the programme, we will find it easier to place you if you are able to drive.
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 and additional financial support is available for a small number of participants. However, we recommend starting to save, if possible, to support any relocation costs that might arise when your placement is confirmed.