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Youth and community workers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£13,520 pile of coins

Age 35

£27,560 pile of coins

Age 50

£32,760 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £22,880

What does this career do?

Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups of individuals through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development.

Typical tasks

  • organises social, recreational and educational activities in local community and youth groups
  • undertakes the day-to-day running of community centres and supervises the activities of part-time and voluntary workers
  • liaises and supports voluntary workers running groups in village halls, churches, mosques and other places of worship
  • advises individuals with particular needs or problems through informal discussion, individual counselling or formal group discussion
  • helps set up credit unions, encourages parents to establish playgroups, works with other groups to find solutions to shared concerns or problems.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements though a minimum age for appointment between 18 and 21 normally applies. Most qualified youth workers possess an accredited diploma in higher education or postgraduate diploma in youth and community work. A majority of qualifying courses are for people aged over 21 years of age. Background checks including a CRB check are likely to be required.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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