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Why use the frameworks?

Find inspiration and ideas to help you make the most of the Career Frameworks. Whether you are a line manager wishing to support your staff. Or a member of staff wishing to progress your career.

Depending on where you are in your career journey, the Career Frameworks can be used in a variety of ways. See how you can make the most of the Frameworks.

Browsers

Browsers
If you are reflecting broadly on a career at UCL, you can use the Frameworks to look at the kinds of experiences and development you might need to join different job families at different grades. You can also see the transferable skills for a guide to what pathway would best suit you, and the UCL Ways of Working will help to understand the culture.


Next steps 

  • Review the individual Frameworks to see which service area you want to learn more about.

  • Use the search feature to find specific job roles within your area of interest.

  • Read through the Career Case Studies to learn more from staff working in your area of interest.


Thinkers

Thinkers
Perhaps you are thinking about your longer-term career, and may be deliberating between a few directions. You can use the Frameworks to understand how to gain the kind of experience you need to progress your longer-term ambitions. You can also gain insight into the kinds of development you might consider to take action.


Next steps 


Movers

Movers
If you feel ready to progress and know exactly where you want to go, use a single page of this Framework to gain information for your next move. You can locate the professional job family and level you are interested in and find relevant information on job titles, experience, skills, development and UCL Ways of Working.


Next steps 

  • Are you applying for a job?  Use the UCL Ways of Working to identify your strengths and areas of good performanace.  Highlight these in your personal statement to show how you meet the essential criteria for the role.

  • Have you considered applying for a secondment?  This is a good way of learning new skills while using your transferable skills.

  • Why not join a Community of Practice and get involved in one of the projects?  You can build your network and profile while learning new skills.


Supporters

Supporters
The Frameworks are also helpful if you are a manager, coach, mentor or supportive friend. You can use the Frameworks to recruit, inspire and develop staff through meaningful conversations, even if you are not a subject matter expert in this professional field.


Next steps 

  • Review the Frameworks for your service area to inform your team structure.  Map out clear routes for succession planning by incorporating the UCL Ways of Working.

  • Use the Frameworks to plan how you will support your staff during their Developmental Conversations.  

  • Consider how you might create opportunities for staff to engage in small projects, or to open up secondment opportunities.