Succession planning

Succession planning is the process of identifying and developing people to fill business-critical and leadership roles in the future.

Effective people performance management and regular supervisions helps identify key talent and provides the opportunity to have open and honest conversations with employees around career aspirations.

To help people prepare to step into management positions, our ‘Manager Induction Standards’ sets out what a manager needs to know and understand to perform well in their role.

Our ‘Developing new managers and deputies’ online guide supports you with your succession planning by developing your next generation of managers. This practical guide supports you to identify talent and understand what learning and development opportunities are available for your aspiring managers and deputies. It includes a recommended route for development, including formal programmes and qualifications. There are lots of downloads, including practical examples and checklists for you to use.

Succession planning has been a fundamental part of our success at retention. Our CQC outstanding rating reflects that. - 

Manor Community, Accolades award winner 2019

Learn from others

Watch the video below to see how Manor Community plan for the succession of their staff.


Wirral Independent Living and Learning (WILL)
Hear Wirral Independent Living and Learning (WILL) talk about the importance of succession planning and how they supported an aspiring registered manager to progress in their career.