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Occupational Standard - SSC/N9001

Occupational Standard - SSC/N9001
Code SSC/N9001
Version 0.1
Industry Sub-Sector IT-ITeS/Business Process Management
Title Manage your work to meet requirements
Description This unit is about planning and organizing your work in order to complete it to the required standards on time.


This unit/task covers the following:

Work requirements:

·     activities (what you are required to do)

·     deliverables (the outputs of your work)

·     quantity (the volume of work you are expected to complete)

·     standards (what is acceptable performance, including compliance with Service Level Agreements)

·     timing (when your work needs to be completed)

Appropriate people:

·     line manager

·     the person requesting the work

·     members of the team/department

·     members from other teams/departments


·     equipment

·     materials

·     information

Performance Criteria

Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope


To be competent on the job, you  must be able to:

PC1.      establish and agree your work requirements with appropriate people

PC2.      keep your immediate work area clean and tidy

PC3.      utilize your time effectively

PC4.      use resources correctly and efficiently

PC5.      treat confidential information correctly

PC6.      work in line with your organization’s policies and procedures

PC7.      work within the limits of your job role

PC8.      obtain guidance from appropriate people, where necessary

PC9.      ensure your work meets the agreed requirements


Knowledge and Understanding (K)

A.      Organizational

Context (Knowledge of the company/  organization and  its processes)

You need to know and understand:

KA1.       your organization’s policies, procedures and priorities  for your area of work and your role and responsibilities in carrying out your work

KA2.       limits of your responsibilities and when to involve others

KA3.       your specific work requirements and who these must be agreed with

KA4.       the importance of having a tidy work area and how to do this

KA5.       how to prioritize your workload according to urgency and importance and the benefits of this

KA6.       your organization’s policies and procedures for dealing with confidential information and the importance of complying with these

KA7.       the purpose of keeping others updated with the progress of your work

KA8.       who to obtain guidance from and the typical circumstances when this may be required

KA9.        the purpose and value of being flexible and adapting work plans to reflect change

B. Technical  


You need to know and understand:

KB1.       the importance of completing work accurately and how to do this

KB2.       lappropriate timescales for completing your work and the implications of not meeting these for you and the organization

KB3.     resources needed for your work and how to obtain and use these


Skills (S)

A.      Core Skills/ Generic Skills

 Writing Skills

You need to know and understand how to:

SA1.       complete accurate work with attention to detail

Reading Skills

You need to know and understand how to:

SA2.       read instructions, guidelines, procedures, rules and service level agreements

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)

You need to know and understand how to:

SA3.       ask for clarification and advice from line managers

SA4.       communicate orally with colleagues

B.      Professional Skills



Decision Making 

You need to know and understand how to:

SB1.       make decisions on suitable courses

Plan and Organize

You need to know and understand how to:

SB2.       plan and organize your work to achieve targets and deadlines

SB3.       agree objectives and work requirements


You need to know and understand how to:

SB4.       deliver consistent and reliable service to customers

SB5.       check your own work meets customer requirements

Problem Solving

You need to know and understand how to:

SB6.       refer anomalies to the line manager

SB7.       seek clarification on problems from others

Analytical Thinking

You need to know and understand how to:

SB8.       provide relevant information to others

SB9.       analyze needs, requirements and dependencies in order to meet your work requirements 

Critical Thinking

You need to know and understand how to:

SB10.    apply judgments to different situations

Attention to Detail

You need to know and understand how to:

SB11.    check your work is complete and free from errors

SB12.    get your work checked by peers

Team Working

You need to know and understand how to:

SB13.    work effectively in a team environment

C.      Technical Skills

You need to know and understand how to:

SC1.  use information technology effectively, to input and/or extract data accurately

SC2.  identify and refer anomalies in data

SC3.  store and retrieve information

SC4.  keep up to date with changes, procedures and practices in your role

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