The nuts and bolts of managing people-3Apr2019

An introduction for all new line managers on the responsibilities and processes involved in managing people at the University.

  • 3 Apr 2019, 2.00pm to 3 Apr 2019, 4.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Claverton Down Campus, Room number and building detailed at the point of booking, ., University of Bath
  • This event is free Tickets are subsidised for this event

2018/19 courses: This course is likely to run in November, January, April and July. Course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

Course overview

This session will cover the following topics:

  • The employee lifecycle: manager's role and procedures (recruitment, appointment, probation, SDPR and performance review).
  • The University's management ethos.
  • Key legal concepts and attendant duties including: health, safety and wellbeing, equality and diversity, developing self and others.

This is a 2 part course consisting of an online module and a face to face session. Please note that you are required to undertake BOTH parts of the course and you must complete the online part prior to attending one of the face to face session; details can be found in the pre-work section below.

Intended learning outcomes

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Describe your key accountabilities as a manager
  • Explain the importance of equality and diversity across the employee lifecycle
  • Find the relevant policies, procedures and guidance to enable you to support staff throughout the employee lifecycle
  • Describe how your behaviour as a manager is consistent with the University's strategy and ethos
  • Plan your own professional development as a leader and manager


Before attending this course you will need to:

  • complete the Moodle course called ‘Nuts and Bolts of Managing People’ (self enrol using the enrolement key 'NABOMP').

The module has three parts (each taking approx. 30mins to complete) and concludes with a short quiz.

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

The Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF) has nine key behavioural areas. This course will help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted below:

  • Managing self and personal skills
  • Engaging with the wider context
  • Developing self and others

Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.

Book or cancel your place using ESS

Discussing your learning and development with your line manager

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking, and have also jointly discussed the following with your line manager to ensure that the training is suitable and your learning can be transferred back to the workplace:

  • how this training will help to deliver your individual/team goals
  • the expected outcomes (i.e. what is expected to change/improve as a result)
  • any support required post-course to enable you to transfer your learning back to the workplace

Your manager will receive an automated notification when you book or cancel a place on a course using ESS.

Book a place

Once a course date has been arranged you can book your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). You must book a place to be able attend. Download instructions on how to book your place using ESS.

Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

Cancel your place

You can cancel your place using Employee Self-Service (ESS). Download instructions on how to cancel your place using ESS.

Please cancel your place as early as possible, and at least 3 days in advance, to allow others to book instead.

Related online learning and resources

Access online tools and support about managing others on-demand via the Development Toolkit, such as:

Speaker profiles

Simon Inger, Talent Development Manager, Ian Beck, HR Business Partner and Paul Maggs or Amanda Chapman, Health and Safety Advisers

Who should attend

Those who are line managing for the first time or who are new to the University. Also suitable for those who are appointed to a management role but who have not taken it up yet.

Booking details

Register for this event


Claverton Down Campus Room number and building detailed at the point of booking, . University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


If you have any questions, please contact us.