£16,640 Average salary at age 20
£29,640 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


Job holders in this unit group undertake a variety of administrative and clerical duties in local government offices and departments.

Main Tasks

  • Computes cost of product/services and maintains and balances records of financial transactions;
  • Prepares and checks invoices and verifies accuracy of records;
  • Receives and pays out cash and cheques and performs closely related clerical duties;
  • Updates and maintains data, correspondence and other records for storage or despatch;
  • Arranges, classifies and indexes publications, correspondence and other material in libraries and offices;
  • Performs other clerical duties not elsewhere classified including preparing financial information for management, proof reading printed material and drafting letters in reply to correspondence or telephone enquiries.


Entry is most common with GCSEs/S grades. Evidence of keyboard skills may also be required in some posts. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in Administration are available at Levels 2 and 3.

What Local government administrative occupations studied in higher education

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What Local government administrative occupations studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(Q0) Broadly-based programmes within languages1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies1
(W7) Crafts1
(L3) Sociology9
(C1) Biology4
(Q9) Others in linguistics, classics & related subjects1
(C8) Psychology8
(W1) Fine art1
(X9) Others in education1
(V3) History by topic1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(W3) Music1
(D3) Animal science1
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences3
(D4) Agriculture1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry1
(Q3) English studies5
(L2) Politics5
(K2) Building1
(P1) Information services1
(H2) Civil engineering1
(B7) Nursing1
(R4) Spanish studies1
(L9) Others in social studies1
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area4
(M2) Law by topic5
(J9) Others in technology1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(P5) Journalism2
(I3) Software engineering1
(V5) Philosophy1
(L1) Economics1
(M9) Others in law1
(Q5) Celtic studies1
(N1) Business studies4
(X3) Academic studies in education3
(L5) Social work2
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers2
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(C6) Sport & exercise science3
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies2
(N2) Management studies2
(V1) History by period10
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

129200 Workforce Size
2.35% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
16842 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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