Senior Professionals of Educational Establishments

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.


New workers
£ 26,852
£ 57,837
£ 88,274

Available jobs

In the past year there were 89,509 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?

  • Coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.

  • Assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities.

  • Arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents.

  • Organises examinations, necessary invigilations and any security procedures required.

  • Drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures.

  • Acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment.

  • Controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation.

  • Leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters.

  • Provides administrative support to the academic team.

  • Arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities.

  • Considers staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.

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.

  • Finance

  • Marketing

  • Working With Children

  • Child Protection

  • Auditing

  • Curriculum Development

  • Numeracy

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Mental Health

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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

  • Leadership

  • Teaching

  • Communications

  • Planning

  • Enthusiasm

  • Customer Service

  • Mathematics

  • Innovation

  • Interpersonal Communications

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.