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A team leader/supervisor is a first line management role, with operational/project responsibilities  for managing a team to deliver a clearly defined outcome. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of these goals. Activities and responsibilities will vary between the private, public and voluntary sectors and depending on the size of the organisation, but the knowledge and skills required will be the same whatever the role.

Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships internally and externally.

Roles/occupations may include: Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson, and Shift Manager.