Relationship management level 5

Skill overview description

This skill is about the ability to work confidently and effectively with other people in a variety of contexts and situations, listening to and understanding what is important to others. It is also about the ability to build operationally effective relationships and break down barriers, including recognising and valuing cultural and other differences to create a working environment which helps achieve positive performance outcomes.

Relationship management level 5

  1. I lead and influence stakeholder relationships at the most senior levels to help achieve organisational and police service objectives.
  2. I draw on the strength of my professional network and relationships to enable collaborative working, resolve issues and reconcile conflicts of interest to ensure the complex needs of public safety are met.
  3. I develop long-term collaborative relationships with key partner organisations from all sectors that interact with the police.
  4. I remove potential barriers to collaboration and decision making to enable others to take practical steps in building relationships outside the organisation and in other sectors (public, not for profit, and private).
  5. I understand formal and informal politics at local and national levels and what this means for our partners, to gain support, build effective long-term links and influence outcomes by working within decision-making structures.

Developing your relationship management skills

Awaiting a range of resources that can support the development of this skill.