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Senior professionals of educational establishments

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£21,840 pile of coins

Age 35

£54,600 pile of coins

Age 50

£65,520 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £56,680

What does this career do?

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the administration, support systems and activities that facilitate the effective running of a university, college or other educational establishment.

Typical tasks

  • considers staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs
  • arranges for evaluation of management, accounting, information storage and retrieval and other facilities
  • provides administrative support to the academic team
  • leads or contributes to decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, disciplinary and other matters
  • controls administrative aspects of student admission, registration and graduation
  • acts as secretary to statutory and other bodies/committees associated with the educational establishment
  • drafts and interprets regulations and deals with queries and complaints procedures
  • organises examinations, necessary invigilations and any security procedures required
  • arranges for the preparation and publication of syllabuses and other official documents
  • assists with recruitment, public relations and marketing activities
  • coordinates and maintains quality assurance procedures.

Current entry requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification and have gained significant relevant experience in the field of education. Specialist training courses and professional qualifications are available.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

There are no current courses offered by West Notts that are related to this career.

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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