Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:05
Clari - Yviestevie is right - when several social work teams were facing redundancies here a few years ago, County Hall first asked for anyone who wanted voluntary redundancy or early retirement - after than we all had to be interviewed for the jobs that were available. As four teams were being amalgamated into 3, and there was only one FSW post (my job) in each team, four of us were interviewed for the 3 posts.
I'm sure that's how it should be done.
You've probably looked at this, but just in case https://www.gov.uk/staff-redundant/overview