The Head of Department leads between 2 and 5 teams of people, managing 2 to 5 direct reports (the team leads). As such, they are responsible for creating a collaborative, productive and harmonious working environment, trusting that their direct and indirect reports are able to undertake their tasks and duties effectively.
The Lead is an individual who can see a vision of the future and then make that future happen, today. They know when things are working well but have an instinct for change, when change is required.
The Senior is the most capable individual in their team, the person most likely to tackle the unknown, identify and resolve complex challenges, the first to jump in and make something happen.
The Line role is a capable, independent thinker, who knows how everything fits together and can work on their own projects without supervision. At this level the individual is capable of seeing that change is required and can make changes within their area of expertise with confidence.
The Junior has a basic working knowledge of everything required. They are expected to be able to use the tools provided to get their job done, without supervision. They'll aspire to tackle undefined tasks with some help and assistance. At this level the individual shall have a well developed sense of what works and what needs to change, and can articulate the need for change to other members of the team, or department.
The Apprentice, Trainee or Intern is the most junior role within the Department. The individual does not require any prior knowledge of industry processes and practices - it is enough to have some theoretical knowledge and a strong desire to learn quickly and to learn a lot.
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The Team Lead manages a single group of individuals, typically between 2 and 5 other members of the team.They ensure that the team works as a coordinated unit.