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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New Blog - Leaving the Public Sector


I've decided to add another blog to the family – Leaving the Public Sector - and I’m seeking your help. 

Following the 2010 Spending Review it was revealed that between them UK Government departments were expected to shed over 100,000 civil service posts as part of their efforts to reduce administration costs.
  
The Government's cull of quangos, in which 192 public bodies are to be abolished and a further 112 will be merged, will also contribute to an overall headcount loss in the civil service

In addition vast numbers of posts are likely to be lost from the wider public sector - Local Authorities, the NHS etc
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Many public servants have already been invited to consider taking voluntary redundancy, and many more will be invited to do so as reorganisation plans begin to take shape. 

Compulsory redundancies cannot be ruled out.

For many public servants this is a time to consider the future and the challenge it presents.

Four years ago I was facing the same challenge.

I left the Civil Service in May 2007 and despite the changing economic climate I have not had one moment of regret!  

Since then, as a coach, I have worked with a number of other people leaving public service.  The new blog has been started to share the learning and to help people make the most the time ahead.

Posts will usually appear on Tuesday and Thursday.

The aim is 

  • to give them honest advice about the realities of life outside
  • to support them in making their plans 
  • to help them carry their plans through!
It will also be a place for them to express their views if they wish in the form of comments and to ask questions!


I would be really grateful for your help.  Would you please pass the word on about Leaving the Public Sector to anyone you think might find it helpful and to anyone you think might be interested in writing for it or sponsoring it! 
I am sure this is worthwhile exercise: helping people make the most of their lives has got to be a worthwhile thing to do!