Charity registered in Scotland SC048445
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+?
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:
You will report to the Project Manager for support and ongoing performance appraisal.
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:
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.