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Chief executives and senior officials

£34,320 Average salary at age 20
£102,440 Average Salary
36 Average hours per week

Description

This unit group includes those who head large enterprises and organisations. They plan, direct and co-ordinate, with directors and managers, the resources necessary for the various functions and specialist activities of these enterprises and organisations. The chief executives of hospitals will be classified in this unit group. Senior officials in national government direct the operations of government departments. Senior officials in local government participate in the implementation of local government policies and ensure that legal, statutory and other provisions concerning the running of a local authority are observed. Senior officials of special interest organisations ensure that legal, statutory and other regulations concerning the running of trade associations, employers’ associations, learned societies, trades unions, charitable organisations and similar bodies are observed. Chief executives and senior officials also act as representatives of the organisations concerned for the purposes of high level consultation and negotiation.

Main Tasks

  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.
  • Analyses economic, social, legal and other data, and plans, formulates and directs at strategic level the operation of a company or organisation;
  • Consults with subordinates to formulate, implement and review company/organisation policy, authorises funding for policy implementation programmes and institutes reporting, auditing and control systems;
  • Prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets, forecasts or other information;
  • Plans and controls the allocation of resources and the selection of senior staff;
  • Evaluates government/local authority departmental activities, discusses problems with government/local authority officials and administrators and formulates departmental policy;
  • Negotiates and monitors contracted out services provided to the local authority by the private sector;
  • Studies and acts upon any legislation that may affect the local authority;
  • Stimulates public interest by providing publicity, giving lectures and interviews and organising appeals for a variety of causes;
  • Directs or undertakes the preparation, publication and dissemination of reports and other information of interest to members and other interested parties.

Qualifications

Entry may be by appointment or internal promotion, as appropriate, and is usually based on relevant experience although candidates may also require academic qualifications for some posts.

What Chief executives and senior officials studied in higher education

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What Chief executives and senior officials studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography1
(B2) Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy1
(W2) Design studies4
(L3) Sociology2
(H3) Mechanical engineering3
(C8) Psychology1
(W1) Fine art1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(D4) Agriculture1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(Q3) English studies2
(L2) Politics8
(K2) Building2
(H1) General engineering3
(H2) Civil engineering1
(N5) Marketing3
(W4) Drama3
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic2
(J9) Others in technology1
(I2) Information systems2
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering2
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics4
(I6) Games1
(W9) Others in creative arts & design1
(N1) Business studies10
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(N4) Accounting1
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies12
(V1) History by period1
(N3) Finance2
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science4

UK Prospects

110800 Workforce Size
7.65% Predicted growth 2021 - 2027
17957 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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