Welfare Professionals

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of welfare-related professional occupations.


New workers

New workers start around £16,613. Normal pay is £30,124 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,531.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 14,494 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?

  • Keeps records and controls budgets.

  • Manages volunteers and part-time workers, and liaises with other relevant professionals.

  • Provides rehabilitation services to individuals.

  • Mentors and counsels those with mental health problems.

  • Oversees, supervises and provides counselling for the process of adoption.

  • Acts as an advocate for and represents individuals and families at tribunals and similar hearings.

  • Advises and supports families experiencing stress or crisis.

  • Provides activities to assist young people develop and fulfil their potential as individuals and within the community.

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

  • Social Work

  • Disabilities

  • Student Services

  • Child Protection

  • Diversity And Inclusion

  • Learning Support

  • Numeracy

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Learning Strategies

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

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Teaching

  • Influencing Skills

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Organizational Skills

  • Leadership

  • Coordinating

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.