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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.

Solace Blog

MJ Article: The Autumn Statement leaves councils to solve their own problems, Graeme McDonald
Fri, 01 Dec 2023 04:15 PM

“Few expected the King’s Speech and Autumn Statement to be the silver bullet that solved local government’s problems. And so, a handful of devolution deals, uplifting the housing allowance, and the promise of recouping the costs of major planning applications, while welcome, do little to change the big picture. Inflation, racing ahead of budgets, coupled […]

MJ Article: Climate action’s delicate high-wire act, Jonathan Stephenson
Tue, 28 Nov 2023 09:41 AM

“The quest for a net-zero future can feel like chasing a mirage on the horizon. Across the UK, local authorities are charting a course to a more sustainable future but, as we embark on this journey, it’s clear we will need plenty of help to successfully navigate our way. Most councils have declared a climate […]

MJ Article: Creative solutions are emerging to enable the leisure sector to thrive, William Benson
Fri, 17 Nov 2023 03:58 PM

“We’ve all felt the financial impact of rising energy bills and increasing costs over the last couple of years, but the consequences for the leisure sector, which faces particular energy demands, are threatening the survival of facilities which are vital to community health and wellbeing. With bills for leisure centres up to 200% higher than […]

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