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


New workers
£ 8,129
£ 22,833
£ 36,168

Available jobs

In the past year there were 73,117 vacancies for this type of job

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

  • Working With Children

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Child Protection

  • Social Work

  • Psychology

  • Risk Analysis

  • Sports Coaching

  • Personal Care

  • Life Skills Development

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.

  • Communications

  • Teaching

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Resilience

  • Self-Motivation

  • English Language

  • Enthusiasm

  • Empathy

  • Mentorship

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.