Solace membership is open to anyone who wants to build a strong career across the public service sector. Aspiring managers, including members of recognised graduate or management development schemes, and those working in related public-sector organisations can also enjoy membership. Whilst the vast majority of our members work in local government, some occupy senior positions in health and social care organisations, police and fire authorities and central government departments. We also welcome members who work within the public-service supply chain, who contribute powerful and stimulating insights.
We provide members with exceptional opportunities for professional development, and seek to influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy-making is informed by the experience and expertise of our members. The breadth and depth of our membership gives us a unique, strong and credible voice in the policy arena. Directed by our members, Solace seeks to influence the debate about the future of public services; ensure that national policy is based on robust evidence, shaped around the expertise of our members; and assist in effective local policy implementation.