In this section you will find information and guidance on how to manage change such as restructure, redundancy and other types of changes to an employee's terms and conditions. There is guidance on consultation, assimilation and pay protection, and redeployment using the alternative employment programme.
The managing change procedure will be applied in situations where Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service finds it necessary to make structural or organisational changes or redundancies.
- Guidance following Organisational Change
- Managing Change Procedure and Guidance
- Managing Change Appendix 1 - Memorandum of Understanding
- Managing Change Appendix 2 - Template Statement of Change
- Managing Change Appendix 3 - Checklist for TU Briefing Meeting
- Managing Change Appendix 4 - Checklist for Information Pack for Employees at First Meeting
- Managing Change Appendix 5 - Assessed Assimilation - Employee Submission Form
- Managing Change Appendix 6 - Selection for Redundancy
- Managing Change Appendix 7 - Meeting to Confirm selection for redundancy and appeal against redundancy
- Managing Change Appendix 8 - Additional information on notice of redundancy
- Managing Change Appendix 9 - Managers checklist for one to one meetings during notice
The redundancy and early release policy and procedure will apply to all employees covered by the NJC for Local Government Services and to all other employees of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service for whom there is no other specific redundancy and early release provisions policy and procedures laid down in national or local conditions of service.
Equality impact assessments (EIA's) are risk assessments that we carry out of all of our services, to make sure that they are not disadvantaging any sections of the population. An EIA should be undertaken prior to carrying out any form of major organisational change.
The changes facing Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service can be unsettling for all involved. Whether you are directly involved in a restructure, considering voluntary redundancy, or supporting colleagues through this process; it is clear that the changes ahead will affect everyone.
To help support staff through this process, an employee information website was launched in May 2015 to provide a one-stop-shop for employee information and support relating to the organisational changes. The site provides information on restructuring and voluntary redundancy. It also provides information on upcoming courses and a wealth of material to support your career options, finances, wellbeing and next steps, including links to helpful websites and resources.
Employee Information Website