Why join Solace?
Solace is the UK representative body for managerial leaders working in the public sector. We are committed to promoting public sector excellence.
Solace members can access learning, development and networking opportunities through attending our seminars and conferences, contributing to our policy work and mentoring schemes and receiving member-only knowledge resources.
We publish statements, articles, reports and consultation responses and undertake influencing activities in order to ensure that the debate around the future of public services and related items of legislation reflect the expertise and experience of our members.
Who is Solace Membership for?
Solace membership is for anyone interested in the leadership and management of local public services. Our members range from those taking their first steps in their career, to those seasoned leaders still learning and sharing their learning with others.
The vast majority of our members work in local government some occupy positions in health and social care organisations, police and fire authorities and central government departments. We are a non-political, pan-public sector, UK wide representative body.
What are the benefits of Solace Membership?
Network: Meet with other Solace members through participating in our policy events and working groups and mentoring scheme, getting involved in your regional Solace branch or attending our regular events.
Development: We offer a range of master classes and training courses on emerging policy agendas and the skills required to lead effectively in the public sector as well as mentoring, exchange and shadowing opportunities. In addition, our articles, reports and guides offer innovative recommendations and learning on a range of policy areas as well as practical counsel on a wide array of leadership issues.
Representation: Share your views on the issues that matter most to you with colleagues, sector leaders and our strategic partners by responding to one of our surveys, calls for evidence or contributing to our policy reports and other products, representing the sector at meetings with government officials or other stakeholders.
Support: The Solace network offers its members a wealth of experience and knowledge which can be accessed through a variety of tools including our mentoring scheme and confidential advice service.
To join Solace membership you can call us on 0207 233 0081 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an existing Solace member and wish to log in please click here.
Please note that SOLACE and ALACE are quite separate organisations (although we work closely together and have many members in common). SOLACE is a professional society; ALACE is a trades union. Membership of one does not bring with it membership of the other. If you are also interested in joining ALACE, click here.