What is an Operations / Departmental Manager?
An operations/departmental manager is someone who manages teams and/or projects, and achieving operational or departmental goals and objectives, as part of the delivery of the organisations strategy. They are accountable to a more senior manager or business owner. Working in the private, public or third sector and in all sizes of organisation, specific responsibilities and job titles will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same.
Duties of an Operations / Departmental Manager
Key responsibilities may include creating and delivering operational plans, managing projects, leading and managing teams, managing change, financial and resource management, talent management, coaching and mentoring.
Typical Job Roles for an Operations / Departmental Manager
Roles may include: Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Divisional Manager, Department Manager and specialist managers.
Typical Skills & Behaviours of an Operations / Departmental Manager
Leading people, managing people, building relationships, effective communicator, operational management, project management, finance compliance, self-awareness, self-management, effective decision making, takes responsibility, inclusive, agile and demonstrates professionalism.
What Will I Achieve?
- Operations / Departmental Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard
- CMI Diploma in Management & Leadership Level 5
- Functional Skills English Level 2 – (If previously not exempt)
- Functional Skills Maths Level 2 – (If previously not exempt)
- An apprentice will typically take 18-24 months to complete the Operations / Departmental Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard.
Working Hours & Salary
An apprentice will usually work between 30 – 40 hours per week and will earn a minimum of £4.15 per hour. This will vary between different employers and criteria of the apprentice.
Following the completion of the Operations / Departmental Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard, the Apprentice may wish to progress to higher management qualifications or specialised qualifications for their industry.