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Solace is the UK's leading network for public sector professionals. Discover how joining Solace could benefit you.


We run a series of events and programmes ranging from our flagship Solace Summit, to development days, skills days, and much more.


If you need support in executive recruitment, interim management, or assessment, our team of experts will help you find the best solution.

Who are Solace?

Solace is the leading members' network for local government and public sector professionals throughout the UK. 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.

Emergency Coaching & Mentoring Support

Solace, in partnership with the LGA, are pleased to announce a programme of national coaching and mentoring for those leading the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic across English Local Government. This program is specifically aimed at Chief Executives, Directors, and professional leads working directly on managing the response to COVID 19.

This funded support is aimed at leaders, in the midst of the crisis, as they start to prepare and implement recovery plans.

This programme of support will also seek to capture and share important learning for now and the future.

We recognise that many authorities may already have this support in place, but others may struggle with capacity and expertise to provide it locally. This initiative is therefore aimed at bridging those gaps and ensuring individuals have the support they need at this critical time.

At its core, Solace is a network of like-minded professionals supporting each other through challenging roles. In these circumstances, we hope such support, augmented by professional coaches and facilitators can make an important difference to individuals and teams.

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Solace Blog

Local Government in a Post-COVID World
Fri, 02 Oct 2020 03:11 PM

Local government in a post-COVID-19 world - supporting the shift in citizen behaviours and public service culture It might sound counter intuitive, but the Coronavirus pandemic has provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local authorities to radically rethink how they deliver services to their citizens. After years of austerity-driven budget cuts, many councils were already struggling […]

Working Together to Save Lives
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:37 AM

No matter whether you’re an Officer or Elected Member, a veteran or a recent recruit, these are truly unprecedented times for everyone working across the public sector. The response to the Coronavirus crisis, at both a national and local level, is testing us all and in ways we could never have imagined.  The coming weeks […]

Environment Bill… What next?
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:07 PM

While the environment has been on local government’s radar for many years with, for example, air quality, waste reduction, and recycling rightfully occupying space on council agendas, the new urgency of the “climate emergency” has seen many authorities sign up to achieving net zero carbon status. Central Government’s attempt at combatting climate change has recently […]