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Staff 2019/20 - Activity Standard Occupational Classification

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Staff 2019/20

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Activity Standard Occupational Classification

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Short nameACTSOC

This field records the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC2010) of the contract activity

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All contract activity records

Valid entries and labels
111Chief Executives and Senior Officials
112Production Managers and Directors
113Functional Managers and Directors
115Financial Institution Managers and Directors
116Managers and Directors in Transport and Logistics
117Senior Officers in Protective Services
118Health and Social Services Managers and Directors
119Managers and Directors in Retail and Wholesale
121Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture Related Services
122Managers and Proprietors in Hospitality and Leisure Services
124Managers and Proprietors in Health and Care Services
125Managers and Proprietors in Other Services
211Natural and Social Science Professionals
212Engineering Professionals
213Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals
214Conservation and Environment Professionals
215Research and Development Managers
221Health Professionals
222Therapy Professionals
223Nursing and Midwifery Professionals
231Teaching and Educational Professionals
241Legal Professionals
242Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
243Architects, Town Planners and Surveyors
244Welfare Professionals
245Librarians and Related Professionals
246Quality and Regulatory Professionals
247Media Professionals
311Science, Engineering and Production Technicians
312Draughtspersons and Related Architectural Technicians
313Information Technology Technicians
321Health Associate Professionals
323Welfare and Housing Associate Professionals
331Protective Service Occupations
341Artistic, Literary and Media Occupations
342Design Occupations
344Sports and Fitness Occupations
351Transport Associate Professionals
352Legal Associate Professionals
353Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals
354Sales, Marketing and Related Associate Professionals
355Conservation and Environmental Associate Professionals
356Public Services and Other Associate Professionals
411Administrative Occupations: Government and Related Organisations
412Administrative Occupations: Finance
413Administrative Occupations: Records
415Other Administrative Occupations
416Administrative Occupations: Office Managers and Supervisors
421Secretarial and Related Occupations
511Agricultural and Related Trades
521Metal Forming, Welding and Related Trades
522Metal Machining, Fitting and Instrument Making Trades
523Vehicle Trades
524Electrical and Electronic Trades
525Skilled Metal, Electrical and Electronic Trades Supervisors
531Construction and Building Trades
532Building Finishing Trades
533Construction and Building Trades Supervisors
541Textiles and Garments Trades
542Printing Trades
543Food Preparation and Hospitality Trades
544Other Skilled Trades
612Childcare and Related Personal Services
613Animal Care and Control Services
614Caring Personal Services
621Leisure and Travel Services
622Hairdressers and Related Services
623Housekeeping and Related Services
624Cleaning and Housekeeping Managers and Supervisors
711Sales Assistants and Retail Cashiers
712Sales Related Occupations
713Sales Supervisors
721Customer Service Occupations
722Customer Service Managers and Supervisors
811Process Operatives
812Plant and Machine Operatives
813Assemblers and Routine Operatives
814Construction Operatives
821Road Transport Drivers
822Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives
823Other Drivers and Transport Operatives
911Elementary Agricultural Occupations
912Elementary Construction Occupations
913Elementary Process Plant Occupations
921Elementary Administration Occupations
923Elementary Cleaning Occupations
924Elementary Security Occupations
925Elementary Sales Occupations
926Elementary Storage Occupations
927Other Elementary Services Occupations

Each contract must have at least one activity, an associated HESA cost centre and a proportion (Activity.ACTSOC, Activity.CCENTRE and Activity.CCPROP). The activity associated with a contract defines the role of the staff member and the HESA cost centre indicates where that activity takes place within the higher education provider (HEP). Further information on Coding activities and HESA cost centres is available under the 'Further guidance' section of the manual.

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is a common classification of occupational information for the United Kingdom. Within the context of the classification jobs are classified in terms of their skill level and skill content. Further information on SOC2010 is available on the ONS website.

A Computer Assisted Structured Coding Tool (Cascot) is available from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to assist HEPs allocate SOC codes for their staff. This system allows job titles to be allocated to SOC2010 codes. Further details and a link to this online resource is available from the Warwick IER Cascot web page.

SOC2010 Major Groups are defined by the first digit of the code.

HESA has commissioned a HE specific coding index which is closely based on the Standard Occupational Classification, and which is designed to aid in assigning staff to the relevant codes: Occupational Coding for Higher Education Staff.

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Field length3
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: ACTSOC

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