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The network for local government and public sector professionals
We offer a range of services including personal and organisational development, events, and both interim and executive recruitment through our profit for purpose subsidiary, Solace in Business. In addition to our services, we also have an active policy team, who along with our policy leads influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation are informed by the experience and expertise of our members.
Actively encouraging public sector diversity and inclusivity
Diversity is intrinsic to both democracy and leadership, two principles of Solace's code of ethics and at the core of our sector. That's why we need more of it.
As the UK's leading members' network for local government and public sector professionals, we are committed to ensuring diverse talent is encouraged, supported, nurtured and recognised across the sector.
To view our statement of intent, preliminary report on 'Understanding & Improving Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in the Local Government Workforce' produced in collaboration with Zurich Municipal and Shared Intelligence alongside next steps, click the arrow below.
MJ Article: Time for a new economic playbook for place, Robin TuddenhamTue, 13 Feb 2024 11:37 AM
“Economic growth is an inherent part of what makes our places thrive and succeed. It is the thread that weaves through the fabric of our communities, stitching together a future where prosperity is not just a buzzword, but a lived reality, delivering better lives for our residents. Economic growth is an inherent part of what […]
MJ Article: United we stand, Graeme McDonaldWed, 07 Feb 2024 12:34 PM
“Each day an army of people throughout the UK go to work for their local council in rewarding roles shaping the places we call home. The jobs – no matter the level – are rarely easy yet so often they are rewarding, inspirational and leave a tangible legacy. Despite that, councils are struggling both to […]
MJ Article: Solace: Marking 50 years in local government, Graeme McDonaldWed, 07 Feb 2024 09:36 AM
“Half a century ago, local government was on the cusp of the largest reorganisation in its history. More than 500 councils would soon disappear as the sector entered a new era shaped by a decade of introspection, a royal commission, numerous committees and inquiry reports and the lessons of the reorganisation of London. Through much […]