Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Job holders in this unit group advise on the formulation and implementation of policy in the public and private sectors, develop and implement substantial business, statistical and administrative systems, and perform a variety of functions.


New workers
£ 27,296
£ 48,293
£ 83,493

Available jobs

In the past year there were 65,513 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?

  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided by the private sector to local government studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority.

  • Registers and maintains records of all births, deaths and marriages in local authority area, issues appropriate certificates and reports any suspicious causes of death to the coroner..

  • Co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.

  • Advises national and local government on the interpretation and implementation of policy decisions, acts and regulations, and provides technical assistance in the formulation of policy.

  • Controls and administers budgets.

  • Prepares and reviews operational and financial reports.

  • Develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload.

  • Analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes.

  • Coordinates the organisation’s services and resources, liaising with other senior staff.

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.

  • Data Analysis

  • SQL (Programming Language)

  • Power BI

  • Project Management

  • Finance

  • Dashboard

  • Business Intelligence

  • Python (Programming Language)

  • SAP Applications

  • Tableau (Business Intelligence Software)

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

  • Operations

  • Problem Solving

  • Detail Oriented

  • Planning

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Research

  • Leadership

  • Decision Making

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.