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A Guide to Your New Role as a Manager

This guide provides an overview of what it means to be a manager in West Lothian Council. Whether you are new to the council or this is your first management job, it's essential you know what's expected of you. This guidance provides you with essential information on what you need to know and do to perform your role effectively.

The competency framework is linked to the council's Appraisal and Development Review (ADR) Framework which identifies role profiles for managers based on following key result areas:

  • Managing Performance
  • Developing Capacity
  • Managing Money

If you are new to the council, you should also undertake the on-line corporate induction to find out more about how the council works, the services it provides and relevant policies and procedures.

To assist managers there is a list of training opportunities offered by council's corporate programme which is cross referenced to the themes highlighted in this induction guide. More details can be found on the Learning Zone or by contacting the Workforce Management Team in HR on 01506 28 22 22.