News from the Association

Welcome to our News page. We post regular News updates on Association activity, the work of our members and sector associates. Click on any Headline for the full news article and you can subscribe to this news page using the link in the right hand column.

JNC Terms and Conditions extended until the "end of the next qualification cycle." | Monday, June 20, 2016

Local authority youth workers have been offered a two-year pay increase by local government employers in England and Wales. The LGA are quoted as stating those on salaries starting at £17,651 per  .. Read on.

The role of education in social movements, a tale of two cities | Monday, May 23, 2016

Christine Smith, Association Member, facilitated an ESNA study visit at the University St Mark and St John from 19th to 24th February 2016 involving leaders of the ESNA movement. This study visit, .. Read on.

Jane Melvin, Association Chair, Reports on the Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work | Monday, April 25, 2016

Youth work is defined by the Commonwealth Office as the “non-formal personal, social, political and economic education and empowerment of young people within a matrix of care. ” The 2n .. Read on.

'Youth Work and Youth Services: Our Shared Future' A Choose Youth Open Forum | Monday, April 11, 2016

ChooseYouth ( have convened a special open forum event on April 13th, 2016 in a central London venue targeted at ‘all youth sector organisations who wish to partic .. Read on.

Vacancy at DMU for Head of Division (Social Work and Youth and Community Development) | Friday, March 18, 2016

De Montfort University are recruiting a new Head of Division (Social Work and Youth and Community Development). A summary of the post is available below: Post: Head .. Read on.

Join us this March to Shape the Future of Youth & Community Work Education, Practice & Agency | Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Association is facilitating a series of day conferences throughout March 2016 at venues across the UK and Ireland, starting at the University of Huddersfield, traversing across Wales, Sco .. Read on.

'Where are they now?' Tracing destinations of Youth and Community Work Graduates | Friday, February 19, 2016

The nature of HE is changing at a rapid rate – influenced by technology, fragmented patterns and modes of employment, the needs of employers, society and students themselves. In this context many  .. Read on.

Association Member, Dr Jon Ord, to Lead on 300K Erasmus Plus Research in to Youth Work Impact | Monday, February 08, 2016

Researchers at the University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth, have received funding of 302,000 Euros to deliver aproject from Erasmus Plus. The value and impact of Youth  .. Read on.

Research Methods Conference Highlights Creativity in Youth and Community Work | Monday, February 01, 2016

The Association held its inaugural 'Exploring Qualitative Research Methods in Youth and Community Work' conference at Manchester Metropolitan University on Saturday 16th January, and it was h .. Read on.

Association Members Provide Informal Education Workshop at the GFTU Summit | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) has over 35 affiliates ranging from the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) to the Professional Footballers' Ass .. Read on.
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