Managers are people who are responsible for organising people and production.

Management systems for quality, health and safety, and environment all spell out similar skills for putting systems into work that measure, control, and monitor issues so there is continual improvement. These skills are common to all management.

This level of production is called "Level 4" in vocational terms. People at this level should be able to demonstrate the following job functions:

  • Allocate work to others
  • Achieve specific results by using resources effectively
  • Carry out policy in defined area of authority
  • Control financial budgets
  • Contribute to 'change' programmes and recruitment
  • Develop project plans
  • Deal with contractual arrangements
  • Identify and implement decisions.
There are National Occupational Standards determining the necessary skills for all Managers and Environmental Managers in particular.

New skills

NEW !!! 2007 - QCA accredits health & safety qualification for agriculture and horticulture

Managers in organisations responsible for sustainable development find it difficult to know what to DO to promote sustainable development - other than just add the word "sustainable" in front of what they are already doing. However, the Sustainable Development Education Panel (SDEP) produced a useful SD Guide for Managers in Colleges to follow to promote sustainable development.

EP@W have 2 learning programmes that enable managers to get to grips with the multitude of issues they now have to deal with.

HESME was devised in conjunction with the WHO and
Sustainable Food Guide gives managers and others something to get their teeth into.

See how the levels and skills fit together.
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