Education Managers

Education managers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the administration, support systems and activities that facilitate the effective running of a school, university, college or other educational establishment.


New workers
£ 21,359
£ 38,690
£ 59,378

Available jobs

In the past year there were 29,339 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?

  • Designs and implements methods of assessing the performance of students, co-ordinates and undertakes the evaluation of assessments and awards grades of merit based upon performance.

  • Assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities.

  • Organises examinations, invigilation and any security procedures required.

  • Drafts and interprets regulations, deals with queries and complaints procedures and coordinates and maintains quality assurance 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.

  • 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.

  • Administrative Support

  • Finance

  • Project Management

  • Student Services

  • Curriculum Development

  • Marketing

  • Working With Children

  • Auditing

  • Mental Health

  • Numeracy

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.

  • Communication

  • Teaching

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • English Language

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Innovation

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.