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This standard explores the need to ensure your own wellbeing as a manager and the need for you to continue your own development.

The registered manager is a vital role within any service without which the service couldn’t operate. So, it’s important to make sure that, amongst everything else, you are taking the time to protect and ensure your own wellbeing, to be effective in your role. To be a manager means to be self-aware, recognise when you are struggling and need support and how to manage your workload so that you can protect your own wellbeing.

This standard also speaks to the need for personal development. Nobody is a perfect employee, and no one is a perfect manager. Being self-aware and reflecting on potential areas of development, then seeking ways to improve is important so that you can continue to develop within your management role to be able to support your team better, to manage your premises better and to provide the best possible care to the people you support.  

Leadership Qualities Framework links:

  • Demonstrating personal qualities - Developing self-awareness/ Managing yourself/ Continuing personal development


11.1 Own development

  • 11.1.1 Describe how to identify and prioritise your own professional development needs

  • 11.1.2 Identify opportunities, tools and strategies you could adopt to meet your professional development needs and aspirations

  • 11.1.3 Describe how to evaluate the impact of the learning and development you’ve undertaken 


11.2 Self-awareness

  • 11.2.1 Describe how your emotions can affect your behaviour and how your emotions and behaviours can impact on others
  • 11.2.2 Describe how feedback and reflective practice can increase self-awareness



11.3 Managing workload

  • 11.3.1 Describe strategies and tools that can be used to identify own work priorities
  • 11.3.2 Describe how digital technology can be used to enhance own efficiency
  • 11.3.3 Explain when and how to delegate responsibilities to others



11.4 Personal wellbeing

  • 11.4.1 Identify factors that positively and negatively influence your own wellbeing at work

  • 11.4.2 Identify indicators of your own wellbeing, and of deterioration in your own wellbeing

  • 11.4.3 Identify strategies and support available to maintain and improve your own wellbeing