Life as a community education coordinator: Annaleigh's story

Meet Annaleigh, 24, and find out about her life as an education coordinator for Middlesborough Football Club Foundation. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.

"I think working in the community is really important to me because I just want everyone to feel like someone."

  • Annaleigh's job is to makes links between Middlesborough Football Club and schools in the local community
  • She works with schools to help children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to flourish
  • Annaleigh credits the extra-curricular activities she did throughout her education for helping her get the skills and experience for her job.

What to expect if you want to be a community education coordinator

Community education coordinators make sure education, training and recreation courses meet the needs of the local community.

  • Community education coordinator salary: £23,000 to £32,000 per year
  • Community education coordinator working hours: 37 to 39 hours per week
  • Typical entry requirements: You can get this job through a variety of routes, including a university degree, college course or apprenticeship. University courses to consider include Education, Sociology, or Youth and Community Development. You'll usually need 2 to 3 A-levels (or equivalent) for a degree. You could also take a college course, such as Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Community Development, which may help when applying for a trainee job. Entry requirements might vary. Volunteering is a good way to build up contacts and can help you to get work in community education or development. You can find volunteering opportunities through The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Do-it.

This information is a guide (sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service)

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