‘Being a Buckinghamshire Manager’ is a new leadership development programme for Buckinghamshire Council.

As a large, diverse and complex organisation, we recognise the need to provide tailored support to enable all our managers to grow, develop and thrive.

This programme will include a number of defined tailored support packages and development opportunities based on the needs, experience, and ambitions of individual managers.

Pathways with tailored offers will include:

  • All managers – Manager Essentials
  • First-time and junior managers
  • Experienced managers ready to take the next step up, and aspiring leaders
  • Executive development for senior leaders.

There will also be opportunities to gain accredited management and leadership qualifications, for example Level 3, 5 (degree level) and 7 (Masters level) management apprenticeships.

Watch this short video where chief executive Rachael Shimmin shares her thoughts on what makes a great manager, and the need to balance the more ‘scientific’ parts of being a manager with authenticity and emotional intelligence.