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Kirstie Brown

Job Title: Youth & Community Officer
Telephone: 01823 349853

The Youth & Community Officers support young people's participation and involvement, and help community groups improve what they can offer young people.

Kirstie leads on:

  • Countywide participation, including UK Youth Parliament and helping organisations give their young people a voice
  • Developing training materials and resources for youth work
  • Youth funding (including Youth & Community Group Grants and Youth Bank)
  • Benchmark quality assurance scheme
  • Accredited training for youth workers
Kirstie has been a youth worker for 25 years and her experience includes running and developing youth clubs, various types of targeted project work, promoting participation for and with young people, and staff development and training. She has also written two books 'Words to the Wise: Successful Peer educations with Young People' (published by the National Youth Agency) and co-authored 'The Community Youth Club Handbook'. Kirstie has a first class BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Work, and various training and management qualifications.  


She is also (proudly) a mad cat lady, living with one moggy (Lilith) and two Maine Coons (Ethelred and Morpheus).  








Kirstie Brown