Education adviser or school inspector

Education advisers and school inspectors plan, organise and direct the educational activities and resources in a local authority education area, and undertake inspections of schools and other training establishments excluding universities.


  • Prepares reports on schools concerning teaching standards, educational standards being achieved, the spiritual, moral and social development of pupils, resource management etc.
  • Observes teaching, assesses learning level and discusses any apparent faults with teachers, heads of department and head teachers.
  • Arranges for the provision of school medical and meals services.
  • Verifies that school buildings are adequately maintained.
  • Appoints and controls teaching staff.
  • Plans and advises on the provision of special schools for children with physical or learning disabilities.
  • Advises on all aspects of education and ensures that all statutory educational requirements are being met.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 33% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for education adviser or school inspector is £32,604

635 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 635. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for education adviser or school inspector roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £32,604 per year. That is about £2,717 per month or £16.72 per hour. New workers generally start on £26,374, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £67,870

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 635 people are employed in the region.

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