Community education officer?
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Community education officers work within diverse communities to promote and organise adult or family education or training opportunities.
Education can include skills in literacy and numeracy, life skills or practical skills, such as budgeting, cooking or learning how to use a computer.
Learning typically takes places in non-traditional venues such as community centres, children's centres, libraries and even within churches.
Community education officers liaise closely with course providers and external partners such as Jobcentre Plus staff and spend a lot of time developing positive working relationships with community support workers, such as housing support and money advice staff. They usually, though not exclusively, work in areas of social deprivation or high unemployment.
Responsibilities in community learning are wide-ranging and activities can vary greatly depending on the type of employer and sector.
For example, the role of a community education officer employed by a children's centre is very different from that of a community education officer employed by a university's widening participation department.
However, community education roles typically involve an element of community engagement to increase participation in, mainly informal, educational and recreational activities.
Tasks typically include:
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