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The trade union for local authority chief executives and senior managers


Ordinary membership is open to:

  • Local authority chief executives
  • S151 officers
  • Monitoring officers
  • Directors
  • Chief executives of certain other public sector organisations (such as Police and Crime Chief Executives)

To join ALACE, please print off and complete both the application form (click here) and the direct debit mandate (click here). Instructions for returning them appear on the forms.

You can now also complete the forms electronically and submit them by e-mail as instructed on the forms. The membership form is here and the direct debit form is here. Please ensure that you include your electronic signature.

Retired membership is open to any ordinary member (or former ordinary member) who has retired from employment with a local government body. Details (including the annual subscription) can be found by clicking here. The retired membership application form can be found here.  Unless a valid direct debit mandate is still in force, a fresh direct debit will also have to be completed: click here.


Please note that ALACE and SOLACE are quite separate organisations (although we work closely together and have many members in common). ALACE is a trades union; SOLACE is a professional society. Membership of one does not bring with it membership of the other. If you are also interested in joining SOLACE, click here.


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