It's a challenging time for many schools and trusts. You may find yourself having to look at your staffing budget or structure, with voluntary redundancy an option you need to consider. Voluntary redundancy is a sensitive process, but it can allow you to give your staff greater choice over their future.
It's also a good way to show that you've considered all the options if you later decide you need to make compulsory redundancies.
This article was written with support from Forbes Solicitors.
What's voluntary redundancy?
Voluntary redundancy is when an employee voluntarily chooses to accept a redundancy package and leave their employment. This can happen:
- By your school or trust asking for volunteers for redundancy
- By individual staff members offering to be made redundant
The process for offering voluntary redundancy
You can use voluntary redundancy to avoid compulsory redundancy or the need to