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


  • 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.
  • Arranges, classifies and indexes publications, correspondence and other material in libraries and offices.
  • Updates and maintains data, correspondence and other records for storage or despatch.
  • Receives and pays out cash and cheques and performs closely related clerical duties.
  • Prepares and checks invoices and verifies accuracy of records.
  • Computes cost of product/services and maintains and balances records of financial transactions.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 26% 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

£22,353 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for national government administrative occupation is £22,353

3,707 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,707. 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 national government administrative occupation roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £22,353 per year. That is about £1,863 per month or £11.46 per hour. New workers generally start on £12,045, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,553

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, 3,707 people are employed in the region.

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