Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE)
3 September 2019
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
(PACE) is the Scottish Government's initiative for
responding to redundancy situations. It ensures that local public
sector agencies respond to potential and proposed redundancies as
quickly and effectively as possible.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) leads on the delivery of PACE
on behalf of the Scottish Government in conjunction with other
partner organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions,
local authorities, the STUC and Citizens Advice Scotland.
In addition, to the National PACE Team, there are 18 local PACE
Teams across Scotland to ensure speedy and effective responses to
PACE support is tailored to meet individual needs and local
circumstances and may include: Jobcentre Plus services, one-to-one
counselling, information packs, training, seminars on skills such
as CV-writing and starting up a business, and access to IT
PACE offers free and impartial advice and is available to all
individuals affected by redundancy, no matter the size of the
business nor how many employees are involved. PACE also works with
insolvency practitioners to provide support where a business has
gone into administration or liquidation.
At a national level the Minister for Business, Fair Work and
Skills, Jamie Hepburn MSP, chairs the Ministerial PACE Partnership
which brings 22 organisations together with the Scottish Government
to oversee a continuous improvement programme to enhance the
operation of PACE.
Every two years, a PACE Conference brings together the various
members of the national and local PACE Partnerships to share best
practice and discuss how redundancy support can be further
improved. The next Conference will take take place in spring
Call the national helpline on 0800 917 8000 or visit www.redundancyscotland.co.uk for
advice on the full range of PACE services.