Just seeing this thread now - and glad it has all worked out for you.
Wife took voluntary redundancy once but she had secured a new job before she left. However about 18 month later she was made redundant from that job, and it was really, really hard. Took her about 5 months to get back into work again and each day as I left for work I really felt bad. She's in full time work now, but has a pretty long commute into Belfast each morning which isn't good. At least she's in a Macan!
Best wishes with the new job. Onwards and upwards.