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Youth or Community Worker

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

Tasks

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

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 13% 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

£20,949

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for youth or community worker is £20,949

1,745 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,745. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for youth or community worker roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £20,949 per year. That is about £1,746 per month or £10.74 per hour. New workers generally start on £7,468, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,193

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, 1,745 people are employed in the region.

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