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Help re redundancy process - consultation meeting tomorrow

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sleepychunky Wed 24-Apr-13 18:23:25

Hi, hoping someone can help. I work for a charity and the Trustees have been going through a restructuring process. The outcome is that my current position is going to be made redundant along with 2 others. 3 new roles are being created and the idea is that we all take these jobs instead of our current ones.
I have my consultation meeting with the chair of Trustees and an HR consultant tomorrow. TBH I'm not quite sure what to say or do. The new job is actually going to be a promotion for me - I'll be getting more money and be responsible for more staff, and I'm keen on doing it. For the other 2 positions it isn't a promotion - one will get a decrease in pay and I'm not sure about the other but I think he's staying the same.
It all sounds quite simple but have I missed anything? I've been told that I will be interviewed for the new position but what happens if I don't get it? What am I entitled to then? Do I need to be interviewed for a job which isn't being advertised anywhere else and which nobody internally apart from me is interested in?
The other issue is that as part of the restructure the Trustees are proposing a complete change to the entire workforce's terms and conditions. That's another thread though and I will post later.
Off to do DC's bedtime now but will be back later.
Thanks if anybody can help

flowery Wed 24-Apr-13 23:32:50

You should be told what will happen if you are not successful in your interview for the new post. If your own role is redundant and there is not a suitable alternative, you will be entitled to redundancy pay if you've been there long enough.

Whether you need to be interviewed for the job depends on to what extent it is different from your existing job. How different is it and do you have any reason to believe you won't be offered it?

sleepychunky Thu 25-Apr-13 10:39:05

Thanks flowery - the new job is basically what I do now (which is a lot more than what is in my current job description). I have no reason to believe I won't get it as there is nobody else internally who has the skills and experience (we're a small team of 12).
Am just having a final look through the papers before my meeting. Will see what happens.

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