Borders Community Action
Borders Community Action

Charity registered in Scotland SC052612

Promoting and developing a vibrant third sector Fostering resilient and empowered communities in the Scottish Borders by providing support to, and representation for, community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and individual volunteers.

Current vacancies

Third Sector Employability Lead

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Scottish Borders, Main office, home and in the community (Hybrid)
  • Closing 30th April 2024

Borders Community Action, the Third Sector Interface in the Scottish Borders, is recruiting an Employability Lead to help increase the employability of people in the Scottish borders through improving the capacity, scope and influence of the third sector employability provision.

As a member of the Local Employability Partnership (LEP), BCA supports the aims and objectives of the LEP Improvement Plan and those of “No-one Left Behind”.

We are recruiting an Employability Lead who will be responsible for supporting the mapping of the employability provision across the Scottish Borders and work to create employability pathways linking to our volunteering programme and raising the profile of the third sector as a key partner in delivering employment outcomes in the Scottish Borders.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Deputy Chief Executive Officer

  • Part time
  • £37,500 – £40,000 pro-rata
  • Scottish Borders, Hybrid Working
  • Closing 5th January 2024

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to build and lead a newly formed team in a dynamic organisation to support and represent the third sector in the Scottish Borders. We have a primary role in ensuring the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector (charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups) in the Borders.

We’re looking to recruit for the first time, a Deputy Chief Executive, someone who is an exceptional leader and motivator that can support the organisation through its next stage of development. The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer, who in turn reports to a Board of Trustees, and in this role, you will be expected to deputise, as well as take specific responsibility for managing staff working on a range of projects, and in a range of operational roles. You will have a key role in contact management, oversight and reporting, as well as representing the organisation in meetings both nationally and locally, as we are active in locality-based community planning and in helping community organisations to strengthen their capacity and capability.

You will take the lead in translating the organisation’s strategic objectives into ambitious but deliverable operational plans and securing the necessary resources to deliver them. You’ll provide leadership, management and motivation in a positive and collaborative culture upholding Borders Community Action’s values.

The successful candidate will be a keen networker, politically astute, with experience of business development, being able to quickly operationalise ideas, problem solve and get things done in collaboration with others.

Applications are welcomed from individuals currently working in the Public, Private and Third Sectors. We welcome applications from people from underrepresented groups, and from those looking to work flexibly.

This vacancy has now closed

Communications & Engagement Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,019 – £29,900 pro-rata
  • Scottish Borders, Hybrid Working – Community Working and Homebased
  • Closing 18th August 2023


This is a new and exciting role in a fresh dynamic organisation that is looking to maximise the capability of the vital third sector across the Scottish Borders. The post holder will be a conduit for sharing information with our members and ensuring that third-sector organisations' needs are heard and represented locally and nationally.

Key Responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to act as the communicator on behalf of Borders Community Action (BCA) and our members, supporting the delivery of the organisation’s strategy and playing a key role in delivering our communications plan, creating website and social media content, publishing and marketing materials as well as branding and information about our events and activities.

This vacancy has now closed

Capacity Building Officer – Community Led

  • Full time
  • £29,500
  • Office locations in the Scottish Borders & hybrid working
  • Closing 30th June 2023

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a newly formed, dynamic organisation to support the development of a community led planning pilot programme in Berwickshire and Cheviot as an “Eastern Borders” approach.

The focus of the Capacity Building Officer will be on enabling community-led planning in communities who have sought support, initially in both Duns and District and Coldstream, with a view to establishing models, experience and expertise that can be applied rapidly across all communities. The model will be used as learning and extended to the whole of Scottish Borders as community-led planning activity gains traction, and support needs are identified.