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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.

Personal Development Opportunities

Our 2021 Summit may have come to a close, but we have a whole host of other events, programmes and development opportunities lined up for you including the 2022 Summit at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, our annual elections conference, and much more.

Solace Blog

Benefits of Remote Working
Tue, 04 May 2021 11:29 AM

Why the retreat from the office might prove instrumental in raising both the productivity, creativity and quality of council workers writes Dr Simon Willson  We have quickly come to appreciate that working remotely can increase people’s feelings of loneliness and isolation resulting in a negative impact on personal wellbeing. What has been less often discussed in recent months is the […]

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 […]