Definition of line manager in English:

line manager


  • 1British A person with direct managerial responsibility for a particular employee.

    • ‘I always think the line manager should take direct responsibility for keeping an individual officer informed about the progress.’
    • ‘Instead of contacting their line manager, an employee calling in sick must now speak to a nurse from private health care organisation Active Health.’
    • ‘A few years ago, working for my ex employer, I was bullied and picked on by my line manager and one of his friends who worked with us.’
    • ‘The line manager can check not only the employees leave record, they can also check to find whether they can cover the workers position while they're away.’
    • ‘Employees enter an agreement with their line manager that they will improve their sales results within a fixed period.’
    • ‘Talk to your employer, line manager or human resources department about what support is available for you.’
    • ‘But the inquiry was told that he disputed Mr Smith's account of the meeting during evidence to two Parliamentary inquires and in an interview with his line manager at the Ministry.’
    • ‘That was the conclusion that I reached and felt as the line manager in question I had to.’
    • ‘If an employee wants to take the matter, they can seek to have someone more senior than their line manager make the decision.’
    • ‘From yesterday, instead of calling a council line manager, sick carers and social workers phone a special number to explain absences to a team of 12 occupational health nurses in Hammersmith.’
    • ‘They can put requests in, and if they are not dealt with then they can complain to a line manager.’
    • ‘We know he was an honourable man because he came forward to his line manager at the Ministry and admitted that he was probably the primary source the story.’
    • ‘Under the three month trial, adult services employees - home and residential carers and social workers - do not contact their line manager when sick.’
    • ‘In an ideal word, you will want your line manager, whatever his rank, to be fair, have judgment, integrity, does not discriminate; all those good things.’
    • ‘If someone is considered to have a drink problem, whether or not this is affecting the standard of their work or their level of attendance, their line manager should deal with it.’
    • ‘The report stated that my line manager should discuss my current work situation with me with a view to making any possible alterations to the workplace to enable me to return.’
    • ‘The incident was witnessed by another carer, who complained to her line manager but he did nothing, later claiming he had not been told about it.’
    • ‘Is it his line manager who failed to check that the job was done according to the correct standards - standards to which the fitter had been trained and tested on regularly?’
    • ‘It is really any dispute that might arise between an officer or a police staff and their line manager, and that is the first port of call for dealing with those sorts of internal disputes.’
    • ‘I have had support from my line manager, I have had support from the highest ranks in the Police Service, and wherever I have gone I have had support.’
    executive, head of department, line manager, supervisor, principal, administrator, head, boss, director, managing director, employer, superintendent, foreman, forewoman, overseer
    1. 1.1A manager involved in running the main business activities of a company.
      • ‘The manager must be a hands-on line manager who has gone through the firm's work routines and processes, and knows first-hand the product, market, business environment, and industry.’
      • ‘It's likely that Sun beat out IBM for the win, but Ken O'Berry, product line manager for Access Manager at Sun, declined to say whether or not IBM was involved.’
      • ‘The book is intended to be read and used by first and second line managers, middle managers, those with or without formal training in management, and potential supervisors.’
      • ‘Many line managers and many managers within the Metropolitan Police will say, ‘You know, we are rather sick of training, we have just done hours of it.’’
      • ‘This may have been because of a lack of imagination or because they failed to relate well to the line managers with the detailed knowledge of the business.’
      • ‘Is it not preferable to put some more money into training line managers to be good managers at work whatever the issue is in front of them?’
      • ‘Job and organization characteristics are measured using questionnaires completed by organization representatives including human resources managers and line managers.’
      • ‘This is a rhetorical question, but is there a question about the support that line managers are getting locally from personnel managers when a matter first comes up?’
      • ‘Now things have come on a great deal since then, but what we need is better personnel management, not just for personnel managers, but for all line managers.’
      • ‘Women made up 19% of those who were head of function, 23% of middle managers were women and 34% were line managers.’


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