I want to work in ...Administration and Project Management

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Administration, or 'admin' for short, is a term which covers many varied types of job with widely differing levels of responsibility, some of which are highly attractive graduate career options.

Sector Overview 

Overview of the Public Services and Administration sector

Typical job profiles

Project Manager (Prospects)

Office Manager (Prospects)

Arts Administrator (Prospects)

Sports Administrator (Prospects)

Company Secretary (Prospects)


Useful online resources

Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management

ICSA -  The Chartered Governance Institute is the qualifying and membership body for governance professionals. 

Starting out in Project Management (video)- Association for Project Management

Student guide to project management (pdf) 


Health Administration

Health Careers

NHS Management Training Scheme

iCould: Careers advice on becoming a medical secretary (video)


Educational Administration 

A Career in School Business Management? From NBA

Association of University Administators AUA


Arts Administration

Arts Industry

a-n: The Artists Information Company

British Arts and Science Festivals Association

Artsjobster UK arts related vacancies


Creative and Cultural Skills

CreativeScotland National leader for Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries

Creative Tourist

The List

Scottish Music Centre includes job vacancies section

ArtsHub includes job vacancies

Arts Job Finder includes job vacancies

artsjobsonline includes job vacancies

Museums Association (MA)  includes job vacancies


Job sites and specialist recruiters

ICSA Job Search

CareerCenter - Project Management Institute jobs

Project Manager Jobs

APM Careers Hub


Simply Office Jobs

ICSA - Jobs in Governance

The Law Society Gazette

Local Government Jobs

Third Sector Jobs


Careers in Sport

Scottish Sports Association - for jobs in Scotland

Sports Management

Please also take a look at Government, Politics and Policy for civil service and Charity Sector for corporate social responsibility.


Professional bodies

Association of Medical Secretaries

Association for Project Management APM

Project Management Institute PMI

Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management IWFM

British Institute of Verbatim Reporters BIVR

Institute of Administrative Management IAM

Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators IAgSA

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators ICSA

National Association of School Business Management NASBM


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area