So I've been recommended by someone very senior to my head of dept to move to another team (I work in IT), and it is an offer that interests me and is generally right for me.
I am going to discuss this with my head of dept (who is not my line manager) after the Christmas break, but I know that there will be some reasons to state that the move is not practical such as below.
I perform a lot of duties in my current position, some COMPLETELY different to my core job (I did this out of initiative and to improve service), so cover will not be possible. I am also the most experienced in the team.
Also, would my Line Manager think I am not dedicated to the current position?
This is my main concern and what I think will be the roadblock. How can this be handled?
The company does generally encourage internal applicants to roles.
What's the best way to approach this? I am looking to meet with my head of dept first and then go from there.
I work in IT and have been at the company for five years.