£24,440 Average salary at age 20
£62,920 Average Salary
30 Average hours per week


Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the administration, support systems and activities that facilitate the effective running of a university, college or other educational establishment.

Main Tasks

  • Considers staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs;
  • Arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities;
  • Provides administrative support to the academic team;
  • Leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters;
  • Controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation;
  • Acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment;
  • Drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures;
  • Organises examinations, necessary invigilations and any security procedures required;
  • Arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents;
  • Assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities;
  • Coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.


Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification and have gained significant relevant experience in the field of education. Specialist training courses and professional qualifications are available.

What Senior professionals of educational establishments studied in higher education

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What Senior professionals of educational establishments studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(W2) Design studies1
(L3) Sociology2
(C1) Biology1
(Q9) Others in linguistics, classics & related subjects1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology4
(X9) Others in education1
(W3) Music1
(D3) Animal science1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(R9) Others in European languages, literature & related subjects1
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(Q3) English studies6
(L2) Politics3
(W4) Drama1
(M2) Law by topic1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(P5) Journalism1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics1
(Q1) Linguistics2
(N1) Business studies3
(X3) Academic studies in education21
(L5) Social work2
(X1) Training teachers18
(C6) Sport & exercise science2
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period4
(N3) Finance1
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

119700 Workforce Size
4.34% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
14735 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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