The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (Solace Group) Ltd (Formerly The Solace Foundation)

The Solace Group carries out educational and other work which falls within the charitable aspects of the Society's own objectives.

The charity is controlled by its governing document, a deed of trust, and constitutes a limited company, limited by guarantee, as defined by the Companies Act 2006.
It is governed by a memorandum and articles of association which were last amended and ratified by the trustees on 8th November 2001.

The Trustees of the Solace Group are appointed annually at the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers. It has been the custom in the past for the existing Trustees to be re-appointed and any other Members of the Society are invited to put their names forward.


Objectives and Activity

The objectives of the Solace Group are:

"To promote any charitable purpose in particular the relief of poverty, sickness and distress, the advancement of education, the preservation and protection of health, the provision of public works and services and public amenities and facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare, particularly through the promotion of efficiency and good practice in local government."



Between October 2005 and the launch of the Local Leadership Hub, the Solace Group published a wide range of pamphlets in partnership with the Guardian newspaper. The Solace Group works with a range of public and private organisations which have sponsored individual pamphlets. Previous partners include the IDeA, the Leadership Centre, the Audit Commission, the Design Council, Capita, Amey and Steria.

These pamphlets are targeted at senior strategic managers and each contains a range of policy recommendations, views and perspectives from policy experts, decision-makers, practitioners and commentators.

You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 or above to view the above documents. This programme can be downloaded free of charge here


Solace Springboard

Solace Springboard was launched in April 2012 as a 12 month development programme primarily aimed at local authority officers between the Graduate and Director Levels. The programme is open to both Solace members and non-members and is targetted at middle managers with the aspiration and potential to move into senior management positions.


Legal Information

The Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (Solace Group) Ltd is a Company Limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales

Registered number: 4053417.

Charity Registration No: 1084419

Registered office:
Off Southgate

VAT Registration Number: 905208058


London Location

Pontefract Location