Functional Managers and Directors

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of senior management tasks in respect of other specialist functions or fields of activity in organisations.


New workers
£ 26,234
£ 63,544
£ 143,399

Available jobs

In the past year there were 113,320 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information pertaining to the organisation.

  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews.

  • Represents union, association or business in consultation and negotiation with government, employees and other bodies.

  • Drives innovation in the working practices of their organisation.

  • Formulates and directs the implementation of an organisation’s policies.

  • Plans, organises, coordinates and directs the resources of their organisation.

  • Organises local authority office work and resources, negotiates contracted out services.

  • Helps to formulate and implement local government policy and ensures legal and statutory provisions are observed.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Business Development

  • Project Management

  • Security Management

  • Auditing

  • Cyber Security

  • Risk Analysis

  • Risk Management

  • Finance

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Marketing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Presentations

  • Influencing Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.