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Personal and Professional Development

 

Primarily, it is the responsibility of the shadowee  to co-ordinate the job shadowing placement. However, in order for the placement to be fully successful, commitment will also be required from the host and the shadowee’s line manager. The table below outlines a suggested process for organising and completing a job shadowing placement.

Step

Process

1

Individual expresses an interest in shadowing a particular role/within a specific department.

2

Initial discussion with line manager regarding aims/outcomes for job shadowing.  Line manager reviews and agrees as appropriate. (See pre-placement discussion guidance).

3

Individual contacts role holder(s) to request a job shadowing placement and arrange a date(s).

4

Individual informs line manager of suggested date(s).

5

If the dates fit with the needs of the department, the line manager approves dates.

6

Job shadowing takes place.

7

Individual reflects on the job shadowing placement with the host (see Reflection).

8

Discussion with line manger regarding outcomes of job shadowing and next steps (see post-placement review guidance).