Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Social guidance and community work

Pre-entry experience is essential for many of the occupations in this sector and voluntary experience can be as valuable as employed experience.

Click on each career below for links to publications and websites that provide further information on each career area.

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Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Social and probation work


Personal and careers guidance


Community work


Resources covering all of the careers above

  • Community Care - industry news and job vacancies  
  • Guardian Society - latest news about the sector and job vacancies
  • Jobs in Charities - has an online search facility to find volunteer vacancies by category and location
  • Local Government Jobs - information about working in local councils, with over 200 career descriptions and job vacancies
  • Skills for Justice - is the Sector Skills Council for the Justice, Community Safety and Legal Services sectors, their website provides comprehensive careers information, advice and resources

Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679