Office supervisors


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)


Office supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of those carrying out general administrative and clerical work and performing specialist administrative and clerical duties in relation to finance, records, sales and other services to a variety of commercial, industrial and other non-governmental organisations and public agencies.


There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entrants will normally have significant relevant work experience and may require professional qualifications in some areas.

Typical tasks

  • directly supervises and coordinates the activities of office staff;
  • establishes and monitors work schedules to meet the organisation’s requirements;
  • liaises with managers and other senior staff to resolve operational problems;
  • determines or recommends staffing and other needs to meet the organisation’s requirements;
  • reports as required to managerial staff on work-related matters.

Common job titles

Supervisor, administration
Clerk, head
Supervisor, pools, football
Supervisor, import
Leader, team, administration, sales
Controller, office
Leader, team, payable, accounts
Clerk, chief
Supervisor, office
Superintendent, office
Supervisor, coding, clinical
Leader, team, preparation, data
Supervisor, QA
Supervisor, warranty
Clerk, grade, higher
Supervisor, clerical
Leader, section
Overseer (PO)
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Leader, team, administrator, sales
Supervisor, distribution
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Executive, postal (PO:
Officer, executive (PO)
Supervisor, team, preparation, data
Supervisor, progress
Leader, team, receivable, accounts
Foreman, progress
Supervisor (betting)
Supervisor, purchasing
Head, section
Supervisor, control, credit
Supervisor, district (betting)
Leader, shift, computer
Supervisor, credit
Executive, support, sales
Superintendent (motoring organisation)
Assistant, senior
Supervisor, commercial
Supervisor, pricing
Manager, route