£19,240 Average salary at age 20
£49,920 Average Salary
34 Average hours per week


Workers in this unit group advise on the formulation and implementation of policy in the public and private sectors, develop and implement substantial business, statistical and administrative systems, and perform a variety of functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 242: Business, research and administrative professionals.

Main Tasks

  • Coordinates the organisation’s services and resources, liaising with other senior staff;
  • Analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes;
  • Recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload;
  • Develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance;
  • Prepares and reviews operational and financial reports;
  • Controls and administers budgets.
  • Advises national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provides technical assistance in the formulation of policy;
  • Co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government;
  • Registers and maintains records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issues appropriate certificates and reports any suspicious causes of death to the coroner.
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.


Entrants typically possess a degree or an equivalent qualification. Entry is also possible by internal promotion for those with appropriate experience. Training is often provided on-the-job in the form of short courses for specialist areas.

What Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c. studied in higher education

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What Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c. studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy3
(Q0) Broadly-based programmes within languages1
(L7) Human & social geography4
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies1
(L3) Sociology3
(C1) Biology2
(F1) Chemistry2
(C8) Psychology3
(V3) History by topic1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music1
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies3
(L8) Development studies1
(L2) Politics13
(K1) Architecture1
(H1) General engineering1
(R1) French studies1
(N5) Marketing1
(W4) Drama1
(M1) Law by area2
(M2) Law by topic2
(I2) Information systems1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine2
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(V5) Philosophy2
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics5
(N1) Business studies5
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies3
(V1) History by period6
(Q8) Classical studies2
(L6) Anthropology2

UK Prospects

83900 Workforce Size
2.41% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
6513 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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