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Community Education Officer

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Community education officers work with community groups to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of local people. They also help local people to organise and get resources for their communities.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for community education officers in Scotland tend to be in the range of £20,000 to £30,000 a year. Senior community education officers earn up to £40,000 a year or more. Salaries can be higher in project and management work.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You can enter by several routes.

You would probably specialise in one area of work, such as youth work, adult learning or more general community work. Often you work in disadvantaged areas.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
7867
0.6 %
RISE
2024
7916
  United Kingdom
2019
76926
1.3 %
RISE
2024
77901

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Community Learning and Development Managers (CLDMS) represents the managers of a variety of services in Scotland's local authorities. Although their website has no 'careers' section it does have a lot of useful information on policy and developments in community learning in Scotland.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

National Youth Agency
Tel: 0116 242 7350
E-mail: nya@nya.org.uk
Website: http://www.nya.org.uk
Twitter: @natyouthagency
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nationalyouthagency

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