This Art Centre handover guide and check list is designed to be used as a practical tool during handover and should be altered to suit individual situations. The outgoing staff member can use it in the lead-up to the handover by adding information and making notes.
The checklist can then be handed to the incoming staff member to record their own notes. An up to date business plan and a comprehensive policy and procedures manual will minimize the amount of time spent in handover and will help to prevent overload for all involved. Items that should be covered in the organisation’s policy and procedures manual are highlighted in red.
It may be useful to send a copy of the business plan to applicants and ask them to respond to this in interview. Alternatively, the business plan and other key documents could be sent to the successful applicant before they arrive.