Managing self and personal skills


  • Willing and able to assess and apply own skills, abilities and experience
  • Being aware of own behaviour and how it impacts on others


  • Managing workload and making effective use of time
  • Being well prepared for meetings and presentations
  • Demonstrating an awareness of own values, motivations & emotions
  • Keeping up to date with what is happening in professional area
  • Having an enthusiastic and positive ‘can-do’ approach
  • Maintaining a healthy life balance
  • Speaking and writing by using clear succinct language
  • Showing consistency between words and actions
  • Being self motivated
  • Accepting and demonstrating personal responsibility for health and safety, data protection and other compliance areas


  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback as part of normal day-to-day work activity
  • Developing and maintaining personal networks of contacts
  • Ensuring own behaviour, words and actions support a commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity
  • Chairing meetings effectively, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to contribute
  • Getting the best from others through effective communication
  • Managing own response when faced with challenging situations


  • Taking an active interest in what is happening more widely in the organisation
  • Keeping up to date with what is happening in wider HE environment

Behaviours indicating further development needs

  • Talking or writing at inappropriate length
  • Focusing almost exclusively on own job or own department
  • Being consistently late for meetings
  • Missing deadlines
  • Reacting defensively to constructive criticism
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