Community development worker | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Community development workers help people to improve the quality of life in their local area.

  • Assess clients' cognitive abilities and physical and emotional needs to determine appropriate interventions.
  • Develop and implement behavioral management and care plans for clients.
  • Keep records or prepare reports for owner or management concerning visits with clients.
  • Visit individuals in homes or attend group meetings to provide information on agency
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Community development workers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Community development worker you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
45,572 GBP *
per year
16,000 GBP
36,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Community development worker

Big gender gap
  • 49,728 GBP
  • 38,787 GBP
Average salary for part-time Community development worker
Average salary for full-time Community development worker

  • 27,001 GBP
  • 45,572 GBP
  • 38,787 GBP
  • 49,728 GBP
Salary over time for Community development worker

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 40,383 GBP
  • 40,516 GBP
  • 40,609 GBP
  • 40,608 GBP
  • 43,402 GBP
  • 45,572 GBP

Future outlook for Community development workers

Very good outlook
8 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
2% yearly wage growth (on average)

Community development worker - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Community development worker and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

Find out what skills and qualifications can help you become a Community development worker

You could take a college course, which may be useful when applying for a trainee development worker job. Courses include:

  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Community Development
  • Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Social and Community Work

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Social Care / Work

Things to highlight for your Community development worker interview

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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