1Understanding the Role of Supervision

Whilst it is important to use your own knowledge, skills and experience in supervision, it is equally important to understand the range of skills your supervisor has, so these may add value to your own.

Congratulations, you are about to embark on one of the most important professional roles you will have in your career. Now that you are about to become a professional or line management supervisor, it is useful to reflect on what has brought you to this point; what professional experiences you have had that have led here and why you would like to take on this role. You may already be in a leadership role and have found yourself moving into a supervisory role because it is an organisational requirement. ...

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