Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c.


Average Annual Pay

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Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Workers 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 not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 242: Business, research and administrative professionals.


Entrants typically possess a degree or an equivalent qualification. Entry is also possible by internal promotion for those with appropriate experience. Training is often provided on-the-job in the form of short courses for specialist areas.

Typical tasks

  • coordinates the organisation’s services and resources, liaising with other senior staff;
  • analyses internal processes and systems, recommends and implements procedural and policy changes;
  • recruits and manages staff, assigns and delegates tasks and duties, makes changes in procedures to deal with variations in workload;
  • develops plans, sets objectives and monitors and evaluates performance;
  • prepares and reviews operational and financial reports;
  • controls and administers budgets.
  • 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;
  • co-ordinates and directs the activities of Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government;
  • 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.
  • 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.

Common job titles

Registrar of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships
Band F (Ministry of Justice)
D3 (Office for National Statistics)
D2 (Jobcentre Plus)
SRA2 (Land Registry)
SRE (Land Registry)
Manager, information (management consultancy)
Manager, service (government)
Registrar (local government)
Officer, committee
Servant, civil
Payband 4 (Dept of Health)
Officer, regeneration, senior (local government)
Band 1 (Health and Safety Executive)
D1 (Jobcentre Plus)
A (Northern Ireland Office)
Grade 6 (government)
Officer, executive, chief (PO)
Secretary, private, principal
Registrar (government)
D4 (Jobcentre Plus)
Grade 7 (government)
Officer, divisional (local government)
Advocate, policy
Registrar of marriages
Secretary, company
Officer, registration (local government)
Band G (National Assembly for Wales)
Principal (government)
A2 (Dept for International Development)
Administrator, arts
Assistant, secretarial, company
Registrar, superintendent
Secretary, third
C2 (Scottish Government)
Manager, service (local government)
D4 (Office for National Statistics)
Registrar, additional
Secretary, company, assistant
Adviser, policy (local government)
Officer, committee, principal (local government)
Band G (Ministry of Justice)
A (Cabinet Office)
Officer, compliance, information
D2 (Office for National Statistics)
Manager, protection, public
Officer, area (local government)
Manager, regeneration (local government)
Officer, policy
Registrar of deeds
Secretary, assistant (local government)
Grade 7 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Officer, executive, chief (government)
Officer, principal (government)
C3 (Scottish Government)
D3 (Jobcentre Plus)
Officer, consular
C1 (Scottish Government)
Manager, group, accounting (local government)
Secretary, chartered
Band F (National Assembly for Wales)
Director, regional (government)
Grade A (DCMS)
Administrator, registration, senior (Land Registry)
Band 2 (Health and Safety Executive)
Grade 6 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Officer, group, chief (MOD)
Officer, heritage and culture, principal (local government)
A1 (Dept for International Development)
Executive, registration, senior (Land Registry)
Band 2C (Meteorological Office)
SRA1 (Land Registry)
Adviser, policy (government)

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.