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Top tips for taking on a management role

Getting off on the right foot is always important in a new role, but especially if it’s your first managerial role. Whether you’re starting as a project manager, senior commissioning manager or an interim manager, our expert team has got all the advice you need to make a great first impression…


Come prepared 


On your first day you will be expected to arrive with a detailed understanding of the business and your role within it. Start your research as soon as you accept the job offer and start thinking about how you’re going to help streamline the business and help it grow. 

This will help you earn respect from day one and bestow confidence in your colleagues that you know your stuff and are ready to roll your sleeves up!


Show respect for your colleagues 


Get to know your team, take them out for coffee and find out their way of working. Building rapport on an individual level will help establish a culture of trust and respect across the workforce. Not only will it help your team feel more comfortable, but it will also help you understand how best to communicate with each person and the approach they take towards work. 




Be a door always open kind of manager and encourage your team to share their ideas or any issues they might be experiencing. Be clear when delegating tasks and position yourself as a reasonable leader who is firm but collaborative. 


Be open-minded 


Always hear your team out on new suggestions, keep an eye on your industry for the latest innovations and technologies and stay curious. This will not only ensure that your skills remain relevant but it will also keep your passion for the sector you work in alive and remind you why you do what you do. 

If you’re looking for a new managerial role in the public sector contact one of expert team members via email at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

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