FSSC interim chief executive Liz Field has confirmed to Money Marketing that all 37 staff have been given a letter notifying them that a consultation process is taking place.
Field says she does not yet know how many redundancies will result from the consultation.
She says the process follows recommendations made by Simon Ellis, who headed the independent review of the FSSC for its relicencing bid, about staff efficiencies and essential skills needed at the Council.
Field says: “As part of the strategic review we need to look at the organisation, reorganise the roles and conduct a review of the roles. The process will last for 30 days and at the end of it we will be talking to the individuals whose roles have been affected.”
In May the FSSC was denied a new licence by the Government, with Skills Secretary John Denham saying the body “did not meet the standard required”.
The Government ordered it to review its strategy and Simon Ellis was appointed to lead an independent strategic review of the council.
It made its submission for re-licencing on September 30 and a decision from the Government is expected in January 2010.