Youth or community worker
- 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, 14% 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 youth or community worker is £24,981
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,682. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
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 £24,981 per year. That is about £2,082 per month or £12.81 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,867, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,738
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, 1,682 people are employed in the region.