Toolkits & Resources
Online toolkits and resources covering common aspects of management, for you to engage with at your own pace.
Line Management Essentials
Hyperlinks in these documents will take you to the relevant policies and procedures.
Keywords: Annual Review, Managing Performance, Managing Absence, Managing Disciplinary & Grievance
Code of Practice for the Management and Career Development of Research Staff
The Code of Practice for the Management and Career Development of Research Staff, and links to the processes and policies it outlines.
Principal Investigator Career Conversations
The IAD's Career Resources includes an infographic with information to support Principal Investigators/Managers of Researchers to have career conversations with their Research Staff, including what is expected and not expected, resources and example questions for those conversations
Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with institutions as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact. Vitae provide information to both researchers and their managers to support professional development at all career stages.
CRediT - Contributor Roles Taxonomy
CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) is high-level taxonomy, including 14 roles, that you can use to consider and represent the contributions your team, in the widest sense, played in the creation of scholarly output. The roles describe each contributor’s specific contribution to the scholarly output and the taxonomy is widely recognised.
The Online Development Toolkit
This Online Development Toolkit contains generic, externally developed resources which provide useful people management tools and materials which you may find helpful. If you are using these resources you must always be mindful that adherence to the University's policies is essential and that the University's policies, guidelines and procedures should be considered in the first instance.
Maternity Leave Toolkit
This maternity leave toolkit provides information and guidance to staff and managers on the maternity leave process, before, during and after maternity leave.
Leadership in Research Resources
Information on Institute for Academic Development workshops, leadership support and resources from HR, the Research Leader programme, Ingenious Women, and the Scottish Crucible programme.
Aspects of Management | Toolkits
Struggle to let go of work? These resources have been curated to help you find the best ways to empower your team and free your time up to work on the important stuff.
Developing your Team
Getting the most out of your team and setting them up for success is a key part of being a manager. Here are some resources to help you to support your team to get the most out of their career.
The most important conversations are sometimes the ones that we put off the most. These resources will help you feel more prepared to tackle the conversations that you might be feeling intimidated by.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Great feedback leaves people clear about what they should keep doing or do differently in the future. These resources will help make sure your feedback is always as effective as possible.
Managing Teams Remotely
Our ways of working will change dramatically for many of us over the coming months. Here is some guidance, hints and tips for supporting your team to work remotely.
Setting Effective Objectives
Having clearly defined and measurable objectives and goals can be a real motivator. These resources will help you to support your team to focus on what’s important to them and their role.