Jay Brown

I have worked for Dorset Youth Association since September 2013. I have a dual role within the organisation; supporting youth clubs and groups across the county and running Routes advice, information and guidance centre in Dorchester.

I started my career in the Aerospace Industry within Health, Safety, Environment and Facilities Management; gaining the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and ISO advanced auditor qualifications.

My transition to Youth Work started in 2007 through coaching at a local amateur boxing club where I qualified as a full ABA England boxing coach. This led to a part time Youth Support Worker in Charge position for Dorset County Council in 2009, where I completed my Youth Work qualifications. In 2010 I established my own business coaching boxing to young people as a way of engaging them in education. I worked with Pupil Referral Units, Travellers, and Schools. During this time I completed gym & circuit training instructor qualifications.

My career history has enabled me to develop a broad range of skills that’s I have transferred to my current role, giving professional advice and guidance to youth workers, trustees, community groups and young people & having an array of activities to offer young people.

I’m passionate about my work with young people, gaining a great deal of satisfaction from empowering communities and individuals to make positive changes to their lives and creating opportunities to succeed.