Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE)
The Partnership Action for Continuing
Employment (PACE) is the Scottish Government's initiative dedicated
to helping individuals and employers with advice and support when
faced with redundancy.
The PACE Partnership, which includes the Scottish Government,
Skills Development Scotland, Business Gateway and Jobcentre Plus,
with other partners, responds to redundancy situations through
providing skills development and employability support to minimise
the time people affected are out of work.
Redundancy support for individuals
Individuals can find out more about PACE support on My World of Work or by
calling the helpine for individuals on 0800 917
Redundancy support for employers
Employers can find out more about PACE on Our
Skillsforce or by calling the employer helpline
on 0800 783 6000, where arrangements can
be made for a local PACE adviser to call them back.
How PACE can help
- support to help employers consider alternatives to
redundancies, providing options to retain staff. Where this isn't
possible impartial advice is available on the best approach when it
comes to making redundancies
- a PACE adviser can sit down with employees who are facing
redundancy to discuss their next steps
- they can provide information about government funded training,
a specialist career planning service, help in writing a CV and
coaching for interviews.
- they can direct people affected by redundancy to other useful
agencies, including local organisations that provide advice on
managing debt and setting up in business.
Making sensible decisions around redundancy with the guidance of
Skills Development Scotland will not only help employers to support
employees affected by the changes - it could also help employers
keep their reputation intact and their business afloat.