This blog has been established to provide advice and support for people thinking about leaving the UK Public Sector!
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
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. This blog has been started to share the learning and to help you make the most the time ahead.
Posts will usually appear on Tuesday and Thursday.
The aim will be
- to give you honest advice about the realities of life outside
- to support you in making your plans
- to help you carry them through!
It will also be a place for you to express your views, if you wish, in the form of comments and to ask questions!
Wendy Mason is a performance, programme, contract management and change specialist. She works as a consultant, business coach and blogger. Adept at problem solving, she is a great person to bring in when that one thing you thought was straightforward turns out not to be! If you have a problem talk to Wendy – she can help you – email her at or ring ++44(0)7867681439