Employment Support - Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE)
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.
Midlothian Council are a members of the PACE Partnership, made up of 23 organisations which include the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Business Gateway and the Department for Work and Pensions. PACE Partners respond to redundancy situations through providing skills development and employability support to minimise the time people affected by redundancy are out of work.
PACE advisers can provide advice and support to help employees find work, access financial support and explore learning and training opportunities.
A range of live and pre-recorded webinars are available on a weekly basis from the PACE Partnership.
Webinar topics include:
Introduction to redundancy support and PACE
Facing Change, Embracing Change - create positive change in your work and life
Horizon Scanning - discover job and learning options
Get Noticed - CV & Covering Letters
Get Sorted - find and create job opportunities
First Impressions Count - Success at Interviews
What have I got to offer? - identify and communicate your skills and strengths
Further, free information can be found by visiting
Or by calling the helpline on 0800 917 8000
PACE partners provide a range of support and services for people facing the prospect of unemployment.
If you have been, or are at risk of being, made redundant, Midlothian's PACE officer can help you navigate the change and support you as you work out your next steps. The support will give you everything from advice and guidance on your rights throughout the process right the way through to supporting you into future employment and helping you to access any other services that you may need arising from your redundancy.
Midlothian PACE Service
If you’re an employer looking for support with making redundancies, you can get in touch with your regional PACE contact:
Midlothian Regional PACE Leader
0131 376 3239