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- Education officer
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.1% of employed doctoral graduates, or 25 employed doctoral graduates in total, are known to have been working as education officers six months after graduation.
Education officers are part of the ‘other teaching occupations' cluster of doctoral occupations.
Many education officers from doctoral backgrounds work within education institutions to promote learning in higher education or specific subject areas, such as science or the arts.
An education officer promotes a wide range of educational and developmental activities to members of the community, regardless of age.
Community education aims to encourage learning at all levels from very basic life skills to learning for further and higher education. It also includes learning for enjoyment and for building better citizens and communities.
The work involves engaging with local individuals and groups to identify community interests, needs and issues and then facilitating access to the different available projects and programmes.
In providing these activities, community education officers work in partnership with a range of other local authority and voluntary sector providers as well as providers of further and higher education.