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We're not your average recruiter

When you invest with Solace in Business, you’re also investing in the sector. Unlike other recruiters, we reinvest our profits back into the sector, to make professionals happier, build better teams and ensure that local government and the public sector are amongst the best places to work.

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We believe that people are at the heart of an organisation. That’s why we’re committed to finding you the right fit. Our unparalleled expertise, first-hand knowledge of the public sector, and access to the largest network of local government and public sector professionals in the UK make us the recruiter of choice.

Solace in Business is home to our recruitment division comprising Executive Recruitment and Assessment and Interim Management. Operating on a profit for purpose basis, we reinvest our profits from this division to further the wider work of Solace. We’re one of the most respected and successful resourcing specialists in local government, with a track record that speaks for itself, so whether you’re looking for support with a permanent appointment or a short-term interim solution, Solace in Business can help.


2022 IIM Survey now open

Every year the Institute of Interim Management (IIM) carries out a detailed survey of the interim market and service provider community, which provides invaluable data for the sector. 

2022 is the 13th year of this survey and as always if you have worked with our Interim team, we would encourage you to participate. The team at the IIM spend a great deal of time preparing the survey and analysing and presenting the data, which we are then able to use all year round to inform our conversations with clients, as well as with our community of existing (and new) interim managers. 

We receive lovely feedback for our individual consultants all year round, but it would be great to see some of them recognised in this national survey too, so if you’ve received a great service from any one of the Solace interim team this year, do vote for them as Leading Consultant. 

Please click here to access the survey, where you can vote also for the Leading Provider and Leading Consultant. 


Vote for us in the 2022 IIM Survey

Executive Recruitment & Assessment

Helping public sector organisations to recruit the highest calibre of candidates for nearly 20 years.

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Interim Management & Consultancy

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Virtual Recruitment Resources

We've put together some resources to help both interviewers and candidates navigate the world of virtual recruitment including a series of interviews, top tips guides, and articles.

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COVID-19 Recruitment Update

Executive Recruitment and Assessment

COVID-19 has changed the way we all work, and the recruitment services that Solace delivers are no exception. Given the need to minimise physical interaction, we have shifted our recruitment and assessment services into the virtual realm.

As a national recruitment organisation, Solace have been delivering recruitment services for clients up and down the country for many years. Because we work with local authorities in some remote places, we had already been delivering some elements virtually pre-Covid-19. We have therefore been able to easily adapt our services for a Covid-secure, virtual world.

Recruitment can continue. Our approach is flexible and designed to adjust to individual client & candidate needs, at a time where local lockdowns could become a factor, this is critical in terms of forward planning. In the spirit of learning, we have been sharing our innovations and experiences with HR colleagues within the Local Government sector throughout the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recent client feedback ~ “The key change was as a result of the pandemic – the timetable completely changed, and delivery changed – we went from a ‘face to face’ process to completely online. Solace could not have been more flexible and accommodating – very understanding of the pressures we were facing. I would absolutely work with the team again. The service was exemplary, exceeded my expectations and the whole team were a real pleasure to work with.”

Interim Management

From our conversations with many of you, we are starting to build up a picture of where you may need short term support, following the Covid-19 outbreak. We are working hard, at this time, to engage with our interim managers/consultants to mobilise this support. We can provide experienced local government professionals on a short to medium-term basis, to help you deliver essential services to residents, as well as to support your staff in dealing with crisis management, emergency planning, and workforce planning. Please contact Jessica Mullinger on 07796 691478 for more detail.