Career Pathways Project
What will Career Pathways offer you?
Career Pathways offers you a University-wide skills and attributes framework that can be used alongside staff review and development to produce your personalised development plan. This plan aims to support you in carrying out your current role and to develop you in readiness for your next career role.
The Career Pathways Pilot Project carried out in 2009/10 began to clarify the technical (functional) skills required for each grade within a job family (grouping of similar jobs) and linked these skills with the Behavioural Attributes identified for staff. The focus has been on non-academic staff and the job families covered to date are:
- Faculty and Departmental Library staff
- Mechanical Technicians
Career Pathways offers the organisation the potential to have the right people with the right skills to perform the work that needs doing. This allows the organisation to maintain current work requirements whilst building flexibility and ability for the future.
The current objectives of the project provide direct benefits for the individual and indirect benefits to the University. The organisation truly starts to benefit once it is possible to use data to strategically inform other projects, giving institutions an insight into skills shortages and where investment in people should be made (both for those inside and outside the University). This will become a major step change in the level and type of HR support and advice and will allow a much more strategic approach to people management.