How can you be the driving force behind your own development? We'll look at helping you understand the 70/20/10 model of development, explore career pathways and craft a meaningful plan in this section.

Why you need to drive your development

We cover what is means to drive your own development and how this is key to your career satisfaction.

What to develop

We cover how to spot and explore your development needs.

How to maximise your opportunities for development

Next we cover how to grasp development opportunities and plan your development actions using the 70/20/10 model of development.

What is a career pathway?

A career pathway is a set of occupational roles that share common tasks and responsibilities - this is also known as a job family. Each grade on the career pathway requires common transferable behaviours and skills for success.

There are currently two career pathways for professional support staff - the technician job family and the managerial, specialist & administrative job family.

These career pathways provide you with greater agility and opportunity to move between teams and roles - they help you find out how you might move from one job to another. Each grade within the job family has a standardised role profile that details the transferable behaviours and skills that are important for success. These help you focus your development and build your potential for a broad range of roles within the job family - they help you identify how to develop for a lateral progression (a sideways move to a new role at the same grade) and for an upwards progression (a promotion to a higher grade). You can also view the behaviours and skills required for a different job family to help you work towards a move between different pathways at the University.

Technician job family

Managerial, specialist and administrative job family

To understand the career pathways for this job family, view their role profiles, behaviours and skill lists:

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