Skills analysis for Library staff

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					 Career Pathways Profile for Grade 3 Library Staff
 Name:                                                                                                    Step 1:
                                                                                                          Use Column 1 on the table below to assess whether you:
 Department:                                                                                                       Meet these skills and attributes levels
                                                                                                                   Exceed these skills and attributes levels
 Line manager or equivalent:                                                                                       Need to Develop these skills and/or attributes
                                                                                                          Step 2:
 Current role & grade:                                                                                    Ask your line manager or equivalent to:
                                                                                                                   Assess you in the same way
 Role & grade being assessed against                                                                               Complete Column 2 on the table below
 (if different from above):                                                                               Step 3:
                                                                                                          Meet your line manager or equivalent to:
 Date:                                                                                                             Discuss and agree an assessment in Column 3
                                                                                                                   Discuss any areas for development you have identified and note in Column 4

Section A: SKILLS

                                                                                                                          3 - Agreed
                                                                                                     1-         2–        assessment      4 - Agreed development needs
 Skill area              Skills
                                                                                                     M/E/D      M/E/D     M/E/D
 IT                      Proficient in Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, database
                         and email applications.
                         Use web software, including databases.
                         Use specialised library software
 Organisational/         Organise daily workload of predetermined/routine tasks.
 time management         Prioritise effectively if presented with multiple demands.
                         Monitor stocks of consumables
                         Contribute to longer term workload planning.
 Analytical              Maintain/produce accurate forms and basic records eg classification,
                         cataloguing, financial data, with a high level of accuracy
 Practical               Handle library materials with care
                         Maintain condition and repair material resources
 Other requirements      Good customer service skills.
                         GCSE level education, inc English and Maths.
                         Experience of working in a library



      NOTES:

         1.        We acknowledge that due to the diversity of environments across the University, the skills identified should be interpreted within the grade and scope of the role/post.
         2.        It is possible that a particular role will not require all of the skills identified at the relevant grade.
         3.        The possession of, or requirement for, some skill areas at a higher grade will not necessarily equate to a requirement for a role to be regraded.




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Section B: ATTRIBUTES

                                                                                                                 3 - Agreed
Attribute           Positive Indicators                                                          1–      2–      assessment   4 - Agreed development needs
                                                                                                 M/E/D   M/E/D   M/E/D
                    D: Communicates effectively with colleagues and contacts
                    Communicates in a way that is understandable and meaningful to
                    everyone
                    Listens carefully and asks questions to clarify own understanding
Communication
                    Ensures that communication is factual, accurate and timely
                    Communicates information using appropriate methods
                    Communicates in a way that is understandable and meaningful to
                    everyone
                    Listens carefully and asks questions to clarify own understanding
                    Ensures that communication is factual, accurate and timely
                    D: Deals with colleagues, students and internal and external contacts in a professional manner. Works effectively within a team or other work group as appropriate.
                    Understands own role within the team.
                    Works effectively as a team member and builds relationships with
                    colleagues.
                    Actively supports and assists colleagues to reach individual and team
Relationship        objectives
Building            Acknowledges that there is sometimes a need to help and support a
                    wider team.
                    Responds quickly and effectively to requests from colleagues, students
                    and internal and external contacts managing their expectations and
                    keeping them updated on progress.
                    Understands own role within the team.
                    Works effectively as a team member and builds relationships with
                    colleagues.
                    All: Considers and respects the ideas, circumstances and feelings of others. Treats everyone with fairness and respect, adhering to the principles of diversity and inclusion.
                    Promotes an inclusive environment which values equality of opportunity
                    and diversity
                    Role models the highest standards of behaviour.
                    Challenges or reports inappropriate attitudes, language and behaviour
                    that is abusive, aggressive or discriminatory
Valuing Diversity
                    Acknowledges and respects a broad range of social and cultural
                    customs, beliefs and values within the law
                    Demonstrates mutual respect tolerance and integrity
                    Listens to and respects others' views and opinions




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                                                                                                                  3 - Agreed
Attribute     Positive Indicators                                                                 1–      2–      assessment   4 - Agreed development needs
                                                                                                  M/E/D   M/E/D   M/E/D
              D: Gathers information to understand problems and issues, making recommendations and/or taking action as appropriate. Manages own workload effectively.
              Takes in information quickly and accurately.
              Identifies where to get information when trying to solve a problem.
              Gathers sufficient information to understand issues fully, and consults those
              with relevant knowledge.
              Reviews all the information gathered to understand the situation and draw
Achieving     logical conclusions.
Results       Is confident to use initiative where appropriate.
              Resolves issues at an early stage before they become significant.
              Remains impartial and avoids making assumptions.
              Contributes effectively to institutional performance.
              Acts positively and with determination when under pressure
              D: Demonstrates awareness of the University's direction; understands and supports its mission
              Understands and supports what the University is working to achieve.
              Understands what other areas of the University do and where to get
              information.
Strategic
              Understands how own role contributes to the goals of the University.
Focus
              Thinks through the wider consequences of own actions.
              Co-operates with University policy and procedures
              Understands and supports what the University is working to achieve.
              Understands what other areas of the University do and where to get
              information.
              D: Takes ownership of own performance and development. Assists and supports the development of others.
              Offers and provides guidance, support, induction and training to colleagues.
              Sets high performance standards for self.
              Seeks opportunities to improve own job related knowledge.
              Takes ownership for personal development.
              Makes proactive use of the services of the Centre for Personal and
              Professional Development.
People        Participates fully in the Staff Review and Development Scheme.
Development   Acts upon feedback of own performance.
              Offers and provides guidance, support, induction and training to colleagues.
              Sets high performance standards for self.
              Seeks opportunities to improve own job related knowledge.




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                                                                                                            3 - Agreed
Attribute     Positive Indicators                                                        1–       2–        assessment   4 - Agreed development needs
                                                                                         M/E/D    M/E/D     M/E/D
              D: Persuades and influences colleagues through involvement and consultation
              Seeks, considers and understands alternative opinions.
Negotiating   Shows willingness to accommodate the needs of others.
and           Thinks through possible issues and raises these as appropriate.
Influencing
              Clearly explains the reasons behind actions.
              Seeks, considers and understands alternative opinions.
              Shows willingness to accommodate the needs of others.
              D: Understands the need for change, demonstrates flexibility and is willing to try new approaches
              Proposes new ideas in relation to own work.
              Supports new ideas and initiatives with enthusiasm.
              Contributes to innovative ideas within own team.
Innovation    Seeks to improve and update knowledge.
and Change    Demonstrates willingness to try unfamiliar tasks.
              Proposes new ideas in relation to own work.




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