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

New workers start around £21,359. Normal pay is £38,690 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £59,378.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 29,339 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Mental Health

  • Auditing

  • Information Privacy

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.