Our deputy manager networks were formed to provide a safe space for deputies, including team leaders and aspiring leaders, to connect with their peers, to share experiences, challenges and solutions and to learn with others.
Supporting deputy managers to grow
Deputies, team leaders and aspiring leaders are the managers of the future and our networks help them meet the challenges they face in their day-to-day work and to support them to be the best they can be.
The networks help with feelings of isolation, offer valuable peer support and a safe space, as well as building and sustaining a community of peer contacts.
Network attendees will gain tools and techniques to develop their confidence and prepare them and their organisations with succession planning, which is key to ensuring that their service continues to provide well-led, consistent quality of care, both today and in the future.
The network and discussions will be relevant to deputies, team leaders and aspiring leaders across different setting and service types; we welcome all, regardless of their role, responsibilities, experience and abilities. Each network meeting will be virtual as most will cover a wide geographical area and are approximately two hours long.
They are facilitated by a Skills for Care Locality Manager and will focus on themes and topics important to deputies, team leaders and aspiring leaders, and agreed with network attendees in advance, for example:
- support to meet CQC requirements
- ideas to improve recruitment and retention
- wellbeing and resilience for themselves and for their team
- delegation with confidence and dignity
- self-confidence and personal effectiveness
- equality, diversity and inclusion.
Deputy manager networks near you
Find details of your local deputy network including contact details and dates of future meetings.