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Senior Professionals Of Educational Establishments

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.


  • 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.

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.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £47,000 per annum and can progress up to £58,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 13,220 employed Senior Professionals Of Educational Establishments in the region.

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