Youth and Community Workers

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. Workers in this group also provide family support activities in the home and community, to both parents and children.


New workers

New workers start around £9,084. Normal pay is £25,785 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,713.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 74,045 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Mental Health

  • Personal Care

  • Risk Analysis

  • Social Work

  • Working With Children

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Psychology

  • Trauma Care

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Child Protection

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Advocacy

  • Teaching

  • Resilience

  • English Language

  • Empathy

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Customer Service

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.