University of Bath

The nuts and bolts of managing people

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

When the course runs

Date(s) and time:

  • Wednesday 3 April 2019, 2.00pm to 4.30pm

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

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

To book/cancel your place once a course date has been arranged - please see the instructions below for using Employee Self Service (ESS).

About this course

This session is an introduction for all new line managers on the responsibilities and processes involved in managing people at the University.

The following topics will be covered:

  • 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 Moodle part prior to attending one of the face to face workshops. Once you have confirmed your attendance you will be enrolled onto the online module.

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.

Who should attend

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

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

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.

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).

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

Online learning and resources

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