Outplacement Support and Career Counselling

East Midlands Councils provides Outplacement and Career Transition Support on a not-for-profit basis, enabling Councils to support affected employees in a cost-effective way, without compromising on the quality of the support provided.

EMC has recently been partnering with local authorities to support individuals and our aim is to support both the organisation, by demonstrating their interest and care in the future success of their employee elsewhere, and the individual, with tailored practical and useful support.

Drawing on our extensive HR and Learning & Development experience the approach we take is to conduct initial personal development planning discussions to explore the type of support that would be most useful.  The following aspects are just some of the ways in which we can help:-

  • Support with CV writing and preparation
  • Preparing for interviews and practice with interviews
  • Understanding and Preparing for assessment centres
  • Personality questionnaires and a range of other self-assessment exercises to support career planning
  • Coaching as part of personal development and career counselling 
  • Job search techniques
  • Signposting to other relevant supporting agencies, eg for self-employment, retirement etc.
  • Interim management opportunities
  • Change management and managing transitions, e.g. for remaining staff and managers
  • Developing resilience

The above can be provided for groups of employees as well as on an individual basis, depending upon your needs.  This is not an exhaustive list and should you have other requirements we would be pleased to listen and advise how these can be met. 

Below is just some of the feedback we have received from individuals we have supported in 2021;

  • "Just to let you know I was successful in the interviews and the help and supported you provided was a massive help and is greatly appreciated"
  • "I wanted to get in touch to say thank you! You kindly gave me hints and tips on interviewing which were extremely helpful". 
  • "I can honestly say that the help you gave me preparing did help, given the seniority of the role I was applying for".

To discuss your requirements or for further information, please contact  Lisa Butterfill lisa.butterfill@emcouncils.gov.uk or Sam Maher sam.maher@emcouncils.gov.uk or call 01664-502620.

Last updated 1.3.2021