Solace is the representative body for Chief Executives and senior managers working in the public sector in the UK. We are committed to promoting public sector excellence, provide our members with opportunities for professional development, and seek to influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation are informed by the experience and expertise of our members.
A non-political, pan-public sector, UK-wide organisation, we represent individuals from all tiers of management and across a wide range of professions. Whilst the vast majority of our members work in local government, many occupy senior positions in health and social care organisations, police and fire authorities and central government departments.
The breadth and depth of our membership gives us a unique, strong and credible voice in the policy arena. Directed by our members, the Solace team seeks to influence the debate about the future of public services; ensure that national policy is based on robust evidence about what works on the ground, and is shaped around the expertise of our members; and assist in the delivery of effective local policy implementation. Visit our new membership site here.
We represent the sector in conversations with government officials, as well as the media; share best practice across the sector; form effective partnerships with relevant organisations; and contribute to proactive policy thinking and development. The policy team also contributes to the Society's events programme, which are designed to provide opportunities for Solace members to learn about the latest thought leadership and research in specific policy areas and to share, learn from and network with colleagues from local government, the wider public sector and the third and private sectors.
In recent years, we’ve produced a range of detailed reports, well-received publications, as well as regular qualitative and quantitative surveys of the sector. We draft position papers, speeches, sector responses and think-pieces, articles and releases, so you’ll need to be able to apply your knowledge, intellect and drafting skills to the full gamut of material. Browse our work at www.solace.org.uk/knowledge/reports_guides/