Job roles at SCQF Level 11 may involve providing leadership in a specialised technical or professional field to whole organisations, divisions or large departments. Job holders may lead research projects and/or design and implement improvements to processes and services. They may be specialised technical roles. They may have responsibility for ensuring that the organisation has the capacity to achieve its goals.
|Scope of Work
|Works in a wide variety of unpredictable contexts; manages complex ethical and professional issues not addressed by professional and/or ethical codes or practices.
|Degree of Autonomy
|Exercises substantial autonomy, initiative and leadership in professional activities; exercises significant managerial responsibility for the work of others and for a significant range of resources.
|Consolidates and extends knowledge, skills, practices and thinking; plans and executes significant research, investigation or development projects to addresses new and abstract problems and issues; applies a range of standard and specialised instruments and techniques.
|Contribution to Quality
|Makes an identifiable contribution to change and development and/or new thinking.
|Uses a significant range of professional skills and techniques including a range of advanced and specialised skills at the forefront of developments in the sector.
|Draws on critical understanding of most of the main areas, features, boundaries, conventions and issues of work in the main areas of a sector, and of a range of specialised areas; draws on knowledge of, or informed by, developments at the forefront of the sector.
|Routinely reflects critically on role and role responsibilities and identifies areas for development.
Jobs at this level require the exercise of a significant degree of independence and initiative in relation to given responsibilities. The work may entail leading activities across whole organisations, divisions, large departments or highly specialised services. The job holder is likely to be expected to predict and react to changing contexts and market/technical developments.
These may include:
Job holders at this level will have a critical understanding of systems and services in their organisation/department. They will have a full understanding of regulations and codes of practice in the sector and the implications of non-compliance. They will have advanced skills in managing people and projects, planning (including financial planning) and capacity building.
Masters Degree, Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional or Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 11, SVQ at SCQF Level 11, and a wide range of other courses available in the workplace and community (see SCQF Database).
This does not have to be an exact match in all areas, but the best description for the key aspects of your job role.
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