Education Advisers and School Inspectors

Education advisers and school inspectors plan, organise and direct the educational activities and resources in a local authority education area, and undertake inspections of schools and other training establishments excluding universities.


New workers

New workers start around £12,752. Normal pay is £28,172 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £64,160.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 27,191 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?

  • Prepares reports on schools concerning teaching standards, educational standards being achieved, the spiritual, moral and social development of pupils, resource management etc.

  • Observes teaching, assesses learning level and discusses any apparent faults with teachers, heads of department and head teachers.

  • Arranges for the provision of school medical and meals services.

  • Verifies that school buildings are adequately maintained.

  • Appoints and controls teaching staff.

  • Plans and advises on the provision of special schools for children with physical or learning disabilities.

  • Advises on all aspects of education and ensures that all statutory educational requirements are being met.

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.

  • Mental Health

  • Marketing

  • Learning Support

  • Student Services

  • Working With Children

  • Auditing

  • Finance

  • Project Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Child Protection

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

  • Teaching

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • English Language

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • Mathematics

  • Organizational Skills

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.