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

New workers start around £26,234. Normal pay is £63,544 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £143,399.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 113,320 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?

  • 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

  • Auditing

  • Security Management

  • Risk Analysis

  • Risk Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Cyber Security

  • Finance

  • 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.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Sales

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • Empathy

  • Presentations

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.