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National Government Administrative Occupation

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 miscellaneous clerical tasks such as proof reading printed material, drafting letters, taking minutes etc.
  • Responds to telephone enquiries and other forms of correspondence.
  • Classifies, sorts and files publications, correspondence etc. in offices and libraries.
  • Maintains and updates correspondence, documents, data and other records for storage in files or on computer.
  • Undertakes administrative duties specific to the operation of HM Revenue and Customs offices, Job Centres, Benefits Agency offices and other local offices of national government.
  • Assists senior government officers with policy work, external liaison or general administrative work.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 25% 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 national government administrative occupation is £28,184

4,474 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 4,474. 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 £28,184 per year. That is about £2,349 per month or £14.45 per hour. New workers generally start on £21,194, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,941

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, 4,474 people are employed in the region.

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