Redundancy and Employment Support

Information provided by Skills Development Scotland:

Facing Redundancy?

Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is the Scottish Government’s initiative dedicated to helping individuals and employers with the advice and support they need when faced with redundancy.  As with every local authority in Scotland, Orkney has an active PACE Partnership.

How PACE can help?

We can help you take stock, consider your options, and make the decision that’s right for you. 

PACE offers free, impartial advice and support to help you:

How do I get support from a local PACE partner?

Skills Development Scotland
2 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP
Tel: 01856 872460
Contact: Claire Sim
Email: claire.sim@sds.co.uk
Business Gateway
14 Queen Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1JE
Tel: 01856 886666
Contact: Claire Kemp
Email: business.gateway@orkney.gov.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau
6 Bridge Street, Kirkwal,l KW15 1HR
Tel: 01856 875266
Contact: Alison Gunn
Email: alisongunn@orkneycab.casonline.org.uk
Orkney College UHI
East Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LX
Tel: 01856 569000
Contact: Jenna Harper
Email: jenna.harper@uhi.ac.uk
Web: www.orkney.uhi.ac.uk
Jobcentre Plus
Government Buildings, Tankerness Lane, Kirkwall, KW15 1AJ
Tel: 01856 885320
Contact: Rhona Shearer
Email: rhona.shearer@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Orkney Islands Council
School Place, Kirkwall, KW15 1NY
Tel: 01856 873535
Web: www.orkney.gov.uk

Alternatively, if you would prefer to seek support anonymously from out with Orkney please get in touch via the national PACE helpline on 0800 917 8000.

Links to further information:

How do I find current vacancies in Orkney?

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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