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Zara Scott Davies

Job Title: Youth & Community Officer
Telephone: 01823 357554

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

Zara leads on community development across Somerset.  This includes helping communities to:

  • set up clubs or other provision
  • develop new strategies
  • employ providers
  • ensure they're delivering a good quality service for the young people in their area
  • enable young people to have a say in their communities
Zara also designs and delivers bespoke training to enable staff and volunteers in youth provision to develop their skills in all areas of youth work. 
Zara has been a youth worker for over 30 years, starting as a volunteer before progressing through a range of youth worker roles to become a Senior Youth Worker managing 12 youth centres and a staff team of more than 30.  She has won several national awards recognising the quality of her youth work practice including awards from the NSPCC Full Stop campaign and the national Sparkplug Award.  Zara studied at the University of the West of England to acheive her Dip HE in Youth & Community Work.
Zara enjoys surfing and jet ski-ing - keep an eye out for our sports loving granny driving round the county in her Beetle convertible!
Zara Scott Davies