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ILF Competency Framework - Director

1. Communication

  • Clearly and positively communicates the organisation’s aim, values and strategy
  • Acts as an effective representative of the ILF both inside and outside the organisation
  • Presents complex information logically, concisely and persuasively
  • Expresses self clearly and concisely orally and in writing
  • Communicates issues and risks upwards
  • Encourages and provides feedback from and to all levels in the organisation
  • Is approachable and open
  • Encourages free discussions
  • Explains reasons for unpopular decisions and listens to people
  • Makes effective presentations to groups

2. Personal Effectiveness

  • Spends time working on issues which are most critical to business success
  • Copes well with a multiplicity of demands and delegates appropriately
  • Performs well in an uncertain and complex environment
  • Positively influences people and situations
  • Takes opportunities to increase own areas of competence
  • Is willing to make unpopular decisions when necessary
  • Wins the confidence of others
  • Shows resilience under pressure
  • Displays Integrity

3. Staff Development

  • Identifies training and development needs of self and individuals
  • Encourages people to take opportunities to develop their full potential
  • Actively seeks and creates challenging opportunities for self development
  • Coaches and develops others
  • Continually evaluates the progress of staff and the effectiveness of their development and training
  • Provides people with regular constructive feedback on their performance
  • Learns by own and others experience and encourages others to do the same.

4. Reasoning and Intellect

  • Anticipates the key issues which are critical to the business success
  • Thinks strategically, anticipating situations, defining objectives, identifying timescales and resource requirements
  • Generates ideas and solutions which add value to the business
  • Analyses complex situations, drawing well reasoned conclusions without bias, prejudice or discrimination
  • Challenges the status quo, producing alternative options
  • Can make a valuable contribution in several major areas simultaneously
  • Demonstrates and encourages creative thinking and innovation
  • Assimilates and uses a wide range of information
  • Develops policies for the business

5. Team Management

  • Creates teams to reflect business requirements
  • Ensures that effective relationships are developed between teams within the organisation
  • Ensures that team working is effective throughout the organisation
  • Ensure the team is focused on the achievement of objectives
  • Contributes to team decisions and plans
  • Promotes team spirit, co-operation and morale
  • Respects different views, values and opinions
  • Uses and values the expertise of all individuals within the team
  • Deals positively and objectively with conflict
  • Acknowledges own limitations
  • Seeks and accepts expertise/advice when appropriate

6. Change Management

  • Anticipates and facilitates change
  • Initiates and leads major change programmes
  • Develops a strategy to manage risk
  • Analyses the impact of change initiatives
  • Anticipates, understands and manages resistance to change
  • Ensures that robust change projects plans are in place
  • Deals flexibly and confidently with the unexpected
  • Reviews and responds positively to setbacks, developing alternative action
  • Performs effectively in a changing environment

7. Leadership

  • Creates and conveys a clear vision of success
  • Demonstrates commitment to the organisation aims and values
  • Accepts total accountability for the performance of the ILF
  • Encourages the development of a continuous improvement culture
  • Leads by example, setting the tone for the organisation
  • Adapts behaviour and style to the situation and competence of individuals
  • Seeks to match skills and aptitudes to roles and tasks
  • Demonstrates consistency and reason if making decisions under pressure
  • Earns the trust of others
  • Motivates staff
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the link between enhanced leadership skills and improved business output
  • Understands and adhere to the principles of resource accounting and budgeting
  • Evaluates proposals for major expenditure
  • Demonstrates an understanding of security issues and is able to identify risk areas/procedures and take action to minimise them

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