Heads of Service

Role and Responsibilities

Roles and responsibilities of your key induction connections are explained more fully in the ‘Chief Officer and Senior Manager Induction Programme’. Your Line Manager retains overall responsibility for your induction and is your priority contact. For some specialist and more senior roles, there will be other internal and external people who will be useful contacts.

Role-specific Induction Training

Depending on your particular role, you may need to undertake some specific training which must be agreed by your manager, and will help you perform your job efficiently.

Some of the key areas you will be responsible for are:

·         Managing and developing teams and individuals

·         Managing health, safety and wellbeing

·         Managing performance through people

·         Managing absence

·         Managing change

·         Managing value

Some managers will also be responsible for:

·         Managing budgets

Corporate Statement

Inverclyde Council is focusing on making Inverclyde a place which nurtures all its citizens, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to have a good quality of life and good mental and physical wellbeing. Our vision is: ‘Getting it right for every Child, Citizen and Community’, see related link on page

Arrange a meeting with your own manager

Suggested areas of discussion are:

·         Key priorities for you and your team

·         Team roles and responsibilities

·         Your objectives and development

·         Competency level and strengths of your team members

·         Key contacts in other organisations

·         Finance and procurement procedures

·         Healthy, safety and wellbeing

·         Risk management

·         HR forms

Equality and Inclusion

Inverclyde Council is committed to providing a culture whereby diversity and achieving equality of opportunity are practiced and promoted, and contribute directly towards achieving the council's key values.

Inverclyde Council recognises the benefits of having a diverse workforce and is working towards building and maintaining positive and inclusive workplaces, where everyone feels valued and respected. Mainstreaming equality and inclusion is a high priority and we are working towards ensuring our workplace practice is modern and diverse.

The Council's Nurturing Inverclyde approach aims to get it right for every child, citizen and community, and this includes how we ensure that people with protected characteristics are safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included, see related link on page.

Supporting your development

Your manager will provide you with support, advice and guidance for your development throughout your career with us. Organisational Development Advisors and Human Resoucre Advisors are also available to support you in your new role.

Special Requirements

All new employees are encouraged to discuss any special requirements that they may have.