Sources of Support
This can be used by all staff and by managers to support staff, and includes practical advice and guidance for anyone facing potential redundancy.
1. Care First
Care First is an independent and confidential service operating 24 hours a day which offers professional counselling, information services and debt management. Care First provides a wide range of free advice and support all individuals during times of uncertainty and redundancy. Just call 0800 174 319 and speak to a professional counsellor in confidence. Find out more about Care First.
2. Redundancy Support
PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) provides support to businesses and employees facing redundancy situations. Please follow these links for more information on PACE and the services provided:
PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) provides support to businesses and employees facing redundancy situations.
Please follow these links for more information on PACE and the services provided:
If you would like to receive an information pack, please let me know. The session provides more information than the pack and will give an opportunity to ask any specific questions.
This is the last PACE session that we are looking to run but you can contact Pat directly (email@example.com) if you would like to arrange to speak to someone individually.
These pages provide support with careers advice, improving your skills, vacancy search and other sources of redundancy support. The site for financial support is also listed beneath.
a. PACE Redundancy Support
b. Skills Development Scotland
c. Money Made Clear - Redundancy Handbook
3. Preparing yourself for a new job
Sites that you might find helpful in deciding what you may be suitable for are direct.gov.uk Careers Advice, and Careers Scotland. Careers Advice also provide help on completing an application form - see both the main guidance and the more detailed help - and tips and information on preparing for interviews.
4. Job Search
The below are all useful general job vacancy sites:
And jobs can also be found using the following Scottish newspaper sites:
Guardian (which includes an Academic category)
There are also a range of recruitment agencies that you can sign up with. You can search for recruitment agencies / consultants on www.yell.com or you can find some recruitment agencies listed on the Agency Central website where you can refine your search by town or sector.
5. Citizens Advice
You can either contact the Edinburgh branch, or look at the general Citizens Advice website.
6. Managing stress
a. Managers' Guide to Managing Stress
b. Employees' Guide to Managing Stress
c. Stress questionnaire from Carefirst
d. Steps for Stress website
7. Skills Development
Use the Staff Development section of the intranet homepage to find & book on relevant workshops and courses that will enhance your skills to help you be well prepared for a new role.
8. Pre-retirement Support
Contact Corporate Learning and Development on ext 5036 if you’d like to find out more about or attend a pre-retirement workshop, or to receive a ‘Choice Planner’ giving advice around all aspects of retirement.
9. Support from your Trade Union
See the contact details for EIS and UNISON representatives on their intranet sites.