Senior leader (level 7)
A leader who has senior management responsibility.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
- Typical duration
- 24 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Business and administration
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Associate Director
- Business Unit Head
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Information Officer
- Chief Operating Officer
- Divisional Head
- Executive Director
- HE Registrar
- Head of Department/Faculty
- Warrant Officer
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Use horizon scanning and conceptualisation to deliver high performance strategies focusing on growth/sustainable outcomes.
- Set strategic direction and gain support for it from key stakeholders.
- Undertake research, and critically analyse and integrate complex information.
- Lead change in their area of responsibility, create an environment for innovation and creativity, establishing the value of ideas and change initiatives and driving continuous improvement.
- Lead and respond in a crisis situation using risk management techniques.
- Act as a Sponsor/Ambassador, championing projects and transformation of services across organisational boundaries.
- Challenge strategies and operations in terms of ethics, responsibility, sustainability, resource allocation and business continuity/risk management.
- Apply principles relating to Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and Regulatory compliance.
- Drive a culture of resilience and support development of new enterprise and opportunities.
- Oversee development and monitoring of financial strategies and setting of organisational budgets based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and challenge financial assumptions underpinning strategies.
- Uses financial data to allocate resources.
- Oversee procurement, supply chain management and contracts.
- Use personal presence and "storytelling" to articulate and translate vision into operational strategies, demonstrating clarity in thinking.
- Create an inclusive culture, encouraging diversity and difference and promoting well-being.
- Give and receive feedback at all levels, building confidence and developing trust, and enable people to take risks and challenge where appropriate.
- Enable an open culture and high-performance working environment and set goals and accountabilities for teams and individuals in their area.
- Lead and influence people, building constructive working relationships across teams, using matrix management where required.
- Optimise skills of the workforce, balancing people and technical skills and encouraging continual development.
- Manage relationships across multiple and diverse stakeholders.
- Lead within their area of control/authority, influencing both upwards and outwards, negotiating and using advocacy skills to build reputation and effective collaboration.
- Shape and manage the communications strategy for their area of responsibility.
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