Fit for 2024 Staff FAQs

You and your role

The first Fit for 2024 Staff Roadshows took place in 10 locations in the summer and were attended by over 300 members of staff. Below are some FAQs from the events. Remember to keep up to date on the staff area of the website or email [email protected]
 

How can I help?

  • We want staff to come forward with their thoughts and ideas.
  • You know best what would work well and suggest doing things differently.
  • We can’t carry on with the status quo given the level of challenges we have.
  • If you want to get more involved in Fit for 2024 let us know by emailing [email protected]
  • We also want managers to help encourage staff involvement. There are a range of resources available.

Will my job be affected?

  • It is likely that all roles will be affected in some way.
  • This is because we must all accept that current roles and ways of working will evolve to reflect a modern organisation.

Will there be less jobs?

  • It is inevitable that we will have less people working in the Council in some sectors and we do need to reduce our workforce.
  • Throughout all service reviews staff will be invited to participate in different workshops, focus groups and 1 to 1 conversations.

Will my service area be reviewed?

Yes. All services will be reviewed to help us to understand potential opportunities to do things differently.
 

Will I be consulted before any potential changes?

Yes. There will be full consultation with Staff and Trades Unions.
 

Is there a chance I will lose my job?

  • Although many roles are likely to change and some may need to be removed, we will need a different kind of workforce to deliver services in a different way. Whilst this may lead to changes, it may also create opportunities for new roles and careers.
  • We have managed these large scale programmes well in the past and always aim to avoid compulsory redundancy.
  • Options available include:
    -Suitable alternative opportunities within the Council
    -Managing existing vacancies (only recruiting when absolutely required)
    -Natural staff turnover (when people leave off their own back for whatever reason)
  • If your post is identified as no longer required, compulsory redundancy is the last resort only when all other options have been exhausted.