A Community Education Officer works within a community to organise and promote learning activities. Often these educational activities focus on practical life skills, for example, budgeting, cooking or literacy.
A Community Education Officer could be involved with after school homework clubs for children, or further education classes for adults.
Community Education usually takes place in venues such as town or church halls, libraries, and so on. Often these classes are staffed by volunteers, so a Community Education Officer needs the ability to choose volunteer staff and train them if necessary.
Community Education Officers need to be comfortable dealing with various different types of people, from funding bodies and charities to volunteers and students.
-Identifying educational needs within the community, and arranging classes or programmes which plug the gap
-Recruiting and managing volunteers and tutors
-Establishing community initiatives e.g. book clubs