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Education welfare officer Average UK Salary & Prospects

Education welfare officers make sure that children attend school and get the support they need.

  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.  
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.  
  • Identify cases of
Read more about Education welfare officer

Education welfare officers typically work around 36 to 38 hours per week.

As a Education welfare officer you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
* from ONETonline
Average salary
40,268 GBP *
per year
20,000 GBP
41,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Education welfare officer

Men make 17% more than Women
  • 44,825 GBP
  • 37,398 GBP
Average salary for part-time Education welfare officer
Average salary for full-time Education welfare officer

  • 21,427 GBP
  • 21,019 GBP
  • 22,478 GBP
  • 40,268 GBP
  • 37,398 GBP
  • 44,825 GBP
Pay over time for Education welfare officer

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 37,973 GBP
  • 38,483 GBP
  • 39,040 GBP
  • 39,334 GBP
  • 39,710 GBP
  • 40,268 GBP

Future outlook for Education welfare officers

Very good outlook
Balanced outlook
1% yearly wage growth (on average)

Education welfare officer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Education welfare officer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

Find out which qualifications or skills you need to become a Education welfare officer.

You can apply directly to become an education welfare officer if you've got relevant experience and qualifications.

Employers usually look for people who have a background in:

  • social work
  • teaching
  • youth and community work

You'll need:

  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • knowledge of psychology
  • knowledge of teaching and the ability to design courses
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to work well with others
  • knowledge of English language
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Education welfare officer

Social Care / Work

Things to highlight for your Education welfare officer interview

Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

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