Youth, community and guidance

Advice and guidance, religious work and community work.

Use this page as your starting point for finding out about working in this sector. 


These sector guides, produced by leading careers information providers, include overviews of the sector and more detail on specific areas.  They contain suggestions of employers and, where relevant, further study:

Prospects - Overview of the social care sector

targetjobs - Careers in social work

Below, we list profiles of some roles specific to this sector. There are also other roles which are common to this and many other sectors.

Each of the profiles we list includes information about: 

  • typical responsibilities in the role 

  • average starting salary range for new entrants 

  • entry requirements 

  • career progression 

  • professional bodies 

  • typical employers  

  • where to look for vacancies 

Prospects - Advice worker job profile

Prospects - Adult guidance worker job profile

Prospects - Careers adviser job profile

Prospects - Higher education careers adviser job profile

Prospects - Life coach job profile

Prospects - Community arts worker job profile

Prospects - Community development worker job profile

Prospects - Community education officer job profile

Prospects - Equality, diversity and inclusion officer job profile

Prospects - Family support worker job profile

Prospects - Housing manager/officer job profile

Prospects - Chaplain job profile

Prospects - Youth worker job profile


To find out more about working in this sector follow our guidelines:

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