Charity registered in Scotland SC048445

Works+ has been supporting young people in the Scottish Borders since 2018. Our unique approach prioritises confidence and wellbeing alongside developing skills and employability options.

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Employment Support Advisor (16-24 Project)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,000
  • Galashiels
  • Closing 26th June 2023

Join Works+ and Empower Young People in the Scottish Borders

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young individuals? Look no further! Works+ aim is to ensure that every young person we work with across the Scottish Borders region achieves a relevant and sustained positive destination. And we want you to be part of this exciting journey!

At Works+, our dedicated team is committed to providing personalised support and guidance to help them carve a successful path forward. We understand that every individual possesses unique skills and attributes, and our goal is to connect them with employment, training or volunteering opportunities that align with their talents.

What sets Works+ apart is our comprehensive approach to youth development. We go beyond traditional employment placement by offering a range of options tailored to the needs and aspirations of our participants. We strive to reintegrate those who wish to complete their education and enhance their qualifications, opening doors to a world of new possibilities. Additionally, we provide engaging training and skill-building programmes that equip young people with the skills and confidence they need to thrive.

Why join Works+?

  • Make a lasting impact: Be part of a team that empowers and transforms the lives of young people in the Scottish Borders.
  • Holistic support: Enjoy the satisfaction of delivering personalised guidance and support to help individuals achieve their goals.
  • Diverse opportunities: Explore a wide range of employment options, educational pathways, and confidence-building activities to match the unique talents and interests of our participants.
  • Collaborative environment: Work alongside a passionate team that values teamwork, creativity, and innovation.
  • Professional growth: Expand your own skill set and knowledge through continuous learning and development opportunities provided by Works+.

Key functions and owned responsibilities

To ensure that the project can meet objectives, the essential functions and responsibilities against which performance is measured are as follows:

  1. To work closely with the Project Manager to ensure optimal support for the project.
  2. Main DWP and schools contact – To be the main contact for the DWP and local schools, identify referrals and assess potential clients with appropriate outcomes for each client.
  3. Manage and deliver projects for Young People – including CV Workshops, IT Workshops and any other relevant sessions to our clients.
  4. To work alongside our Volunteering and Partnership Coordinator – to contribute to developing and implementing a programme relevant to the clients we support.
  5. Strategic development – working alongside the Project Manager to evaluate and develop ongoing strategic direction - to be shared with the Board.
  6. To lead evaluation and development of appropriate income-generating initiatives with other staff members - which would support Works+ core aims and objectives.

Secondary Functions

  1. In conjunction with the Project Manager, assist Clients with benefits applications/ Job & Grant applications.
  2. In conjunction with the Project Manager, ‘signpost’ Young People to appropriate support functions and opportunities.


You will report to the Project Manager for support and ongoing performance appraisal.

This vacancy has now closed

Charity Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Galashiels
  • Closing 7th May 2023

Works+ was established in 2018 as a small, registered Scottish charity providing youth employability services across the Scottish Borders. Our office is located at the Focus Centre in Galashiels. Each year we help young people build their confidence to secure employment, training and education. Like all charities, Works+ relies on the generosity of our funders and donors to support the work. It could not survive without the dedication of its many partner organisations, staff, trustees and volunteers.

Trustees govern the charity. We aim to have a Board which covers the key areas in which we work, and we are now seeking to appoint additional Trustees who, ideally, have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Human Resources
  • Charity Law
  • Charity Sector Experience

That said, we also welcome applications from individuals with other relevant experience. Our Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the operation and development of the charity, including employability, compliance with legislation, fundraising, public relations and financial control.

This is an exciting time to join Works+ as a Trustee as we explore opportunities to help us respond to the ever-increasing demand for high-quality, person-centred employability support. We also have our 5th birthday celebration and an upcoming launch of our new website.

The principal responsibilities of a Works+ Trustee include attending and actively participating in 6-weekly Board meetings (held on a Thursday evening, both virtually and face-to-face). Trustees bring their professional experience to help govern the charity and actively support the Project Manager. The time commitment required is a minimum of one day per month, including the Trustee meetings (of 1.5-2 hours per meeting). All Trustees are expected to share a passion and commitment to supporting young people in the Scottish Borders. Please note that this is voluntary, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

If you think this opportunity sounds like you and want to help a local employability charity, join us as a Trustee.