Human Resources

The Edinburgh Manager

The Edinburgh Manager provides a framework to develop the skills, knowledge and self-awareness required of managers. It also encourages and enables participants to network with managers across the University.

Programme Aims

  • To build line management capability
  • To increase awareness and understanding of management and its importance within the University and how it links in with other roles
  • To create a community of managers
  • To link different roles and initiatives across the University to enable managers to better support the performance and contribution of others to meet the University strategic objectives
  • Supporting managers to take individual action in their own areas
  • Providing a collective voice for managers across the University

Target Audience

The Edinburgh Manager is suited to both professional services and academic staff who are in people management roles and are looking to develop and enhance their management skills.

Professional Services staff

  • Who manage a team of staff to deliver administrative, professional or technical University wide service or
  • Work across departments to deliver key projects to support the University‘s strategic objectives

Academic staff

  • Who contribute to the management of their subject area, School, College or the University
  • With or without direct line management authority (examples include chairing committees and leading on key academic processes)

Time Commitment

The programme runs over 7 months.

Commitment includes:

  • 5 facilitated sessions (90 minutes)
  • 2-4 hours of self-directed learning between each of the sessions
  • 4 discussion groups (120 minutes)
  • Submission and peer review of management presentation

Information Pack

Programme Dates

New dates are now available in the document above for the next cohort beginning January 2023. Please click on the links below to complete the nominations forms.

Please note that both the delegate and nominating manager forms are required and applications will not be accepted without both. The closing date for applications is Friday the 18th of November.