YouthBorders
YouthBorders

Charity registered in Scotland SC037680

YouthBorders supports the network of youth groups and non-uniformed clubs across the Scottish Borders region and offers benefits, including training, insurance, strategic representation and support for youth work organisations.  Our over-arching aim is to support the delivery of good quality youth work in the Scottish Borders


Current vacancies

Stepping Stones Project Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Eyemouth, Connect Berwickshire Youth Project, Duns (On site)
  • Closing 24th April 2024

The Project Worker post is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver the Stepping

Stones Project in the Berwickshire area. Stepping Stones Project Worker supports young people aged 10-18 in their communities, with the aim of improving their emotional health and wellbeing, and life chances. The Project Worker will provide universal support to each young person based on their personal needs, helping them to achieve their full potential and to develop skills through non-formal education activities within a universal youth work setting.

The Project Worker will offer support to young people on topics such as emotional health, wellbeing, confidence, transition, anxiety, life-skills cyber-bullying and relationships by offering tailored one-to-one support, targeted small group sessions and youth work activities. The project also supports young people to engage with training, volunteering, youth achievement awards, social action and joint activities with other youth groups in the Scottish Borders.

Responsible to: Connect Berwickshire Youth Project Manager

Pre-Employment Checks: PVG and Satisfactory References

Further Information about Stepping Stones:

This post is part of a partnership approach to youth work where young people can have support, advice and make a difference to themselves and in their communities. Stepping Stones is developed and run by the award-winning Scottish Borders Youth Work Partnership. The Youth Work Partnership is made up of seven lead locality based universal youth groups: Beyond Earlston, Cheviot Youth, TD1 Youth Hub, Escape Youth Services, Connect Berwickshire Youth Project, Tweeddale Youth Action and Rowlands Selkirk.

For further information about Stepping Stones and the Scottish Borders Youth Work Partnership please visit YouthBorders website: Stepping Stones - YouthBorders

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Stepping Stones Emotional Wellbeing Officer

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Kelso and Jedburgh (On site)
  • Closing 24th April 2024

The Emotional Wellbeing Officer will work closely with the Youth Work Lead, senior Youth Workers, and Youth Work Staff to ensure that an emotional wellbeing offering is run effectively and efficiently and in accordance with service guidelines, policies and procedures. The role’s main purpose is prevention and early intervention to aid and improve the mental health of children and young people aged 8 – 25 years by providing emotional and practical support in one-to-one and group settings. Support and supervision of this role will lie with the Youth Work Lead. It is expected that the postholder will hold their own case load with referrals coming from Cheviot Youth, schools, our partners in social work, police and the NHS and the charity’s Insight Youth division. They will be expected to lead on any service development and policy work, assisted where appropriate by the Senior Youth Workers and the Youth Work Lead.

Responsible to: Cheviot Youth, Youth Work Lead

Pre-Employment Checks: PVG and Satisfactory References

Further Information about Stepping Stones:

This post is part of a partnership approach to youth work where young people can have support, advice and make a difference to themselves and in their communities. Stepping Stones is developed and run by the award-winning Scottish Borders Youth Work Partnership. The Youth Work Partnership is made up of seven lead locality based universal youth groups: Beyond Earlston, Cheviot Youth, TD1 Youth Hub, Escape Youth Services, Connect Berwickshire Youth Project, Tweeddale Youth Action and Rowlands Selkirk.

For further information about Stepping Stones and the Scottish Borders Youth Work Partnership please visit YouthBorders website: Stepping Stones - YouthBorders

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Stepping Stones Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,555 pro-rata
  • Tweed Horizons Business Centre, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0SG (On site)
  • Closing 24th April 2024

YouthBorders is the network of voluntary and community based youth organisations in the Scottish Borders, supporting and promoting good quality youth work.

As a membership organisation, YouthBorders facilitates networking opportunities and events and provides information and advice to voluntary and community based youth organisations, their volunteers, trustees, youth workers and other partners in the community. We are recognised regionally as the strategic voice of third sector youth organisations and work closely with partners in the public sector to improve outcomes for young people.

A vacancy has arisen for a Project Coordinator for our innovative Stepping Stones project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. This innovative and unique project has been developed by the Scottish Borders Youth Work Partnership which brings together seven youth work organisations from across the region together with YouthBorders. The post holder will be the principal point of contact and coordination for the Stepping Stones project; taking leadership and responsibility for the management of project data, finances, and governance.

We are seeking an exceptional communicator with experience of project coordination or management. The post-holder will be highly organised, self-motivated and have knowledge and experience of data collection, evaluation and outcomes monitoring.

Key Duties:

  • To be the principal point of contact for the coordination of the project, communicating effectively with representatives of the Partnership including project workers, youth work managers, trustees and the Chief Officer of YouthBorders.
  • To monitor and evaluate the delivery of the project’s outcomes – producing regular written reports to the Partnership and the YouthBorders’ board; and compiling and producing annual and end of project impact reports.
  • To develop systems which capture project impact and activity, in a way which reflects the views and experiences of young people, project workers and other stakeholders.
  • To support project workers to be confident and competent in the collection and recording of data related to young people they are supporting, and to build capacity in these workers to input the data in to the project database.
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Top job! Chief Officer

  • Full time
  • £38,636
  • Hybrid with time split equally between office at Newtown St. Boswells and home.
  • Closing 24th February 2023

We are looking for a Chief Officer

YouthBorders is the network of voluntary and community-based youth organisations in the Scottish Borders, supporting and promoting good quality youth work.

We are recruiting a Chief Officer at an exciting time. YouthBorders is a growing organisation, and we seek a passionate, forward thinking, knowledgeable and highly motivated individual to provide strategic leadership and operational management to our membership network and staff team.

Our staff team are our greatest asset and so we’re looking for a Chief Officer who can provide supportive leadership to them, creating an environment that promotes on-going learning. Our Chief Officer will connect with, and understand, the challenges faced by voluntary and community-based youth organisations in the Scottish Borders and be able to take an innovative and creative approach to develop new opportunities and projects to overcome these challenges.

In return, we offer the successful candidate excellent terms and conditions of employment. As Chief Officer you will be well supported by an effective board. You will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy to advance the organisation’s work and contribute to improving outcomes for young people through youth work in the Scottish Borders.

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Membership Outreach Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid in the Scottish Borders: Newtown St. Boswells and Home
  • Closing 18th January 2023

YouthBorders are growing our staff team to respond to increased demand for our support; and following sustained membership growth over the past 2 years.

We are looking for someone who can bring knowledge, skills, and experience to YouthBorders. Our members told us that the three most important things our Membership Outreach Officer will be is:

• Knowledgeable and experienced in Youth Work

• Approachable and friendly

• Knowledgeable and experienced in third sectors / charities

You will work alongside our Senior Membership Development Officer to fulfil the organisation’s requirements for membership support, development, and growth. This will include taking the lead on membership outreach visits, co-creating a membership health check, and the provision of small group support sessions or training.

You will be the principle point of contact for YouthBorders members in relation to their organisational development needs and governance support; and to provide tailored support to individual members, reflecting their recently identified priorities:

a. Training and Workforce Development

b. Funding and Fundraising

c. PVG Scheme and Child Protection

d. Youth Work Skills and Practice

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Membership and Networks Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,390 pro-rata
  • Scottish Borders – YouthBorders is a home working organisation, regular travel within the Scottish Borders should be anticipated.
  • Closing 24th May 2022

YouthBorders is the network of voluntary and community-based youth organisations in the Scottish Borders, supporting and promoting good quality youth work.

YouthBorders is growing our team to respond to increased demand for our support; and following sustained membership growth over the past 2 years. We are recruiting flexibly for staff to join us to further our Membership and Networks support. This opportunity is available as 1 post of 28 hours/week; or could be split in to two positions, one of 17.5 hours and one of 10.5 hours per week.

Successful applicants will be motivated and driven, with a commitment and passion to strengthening communities. You will be membership focused and deliver outputs and achieve outcomes which advances the relationship between YouthBorders and our members. You will support our aim of improving young people’s lives through quality youth work.

You will work alongside our Senior Membership Development Officer to fulfil the organisation’s requirements for membership support, development and growth. You will establish and support a Voluntary and Community Services Network which engages with third sector organisations (specifically those providing emotional health and wellbeing support to young adults aged 16-25) to further collaboration, partnership, and to amplify the voice of organisations and their service users.

Pre-employment Checks: PVG and Satisfactory References

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Youth Development Worker (Inspire Awards)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join YouthBorders as a Youth Development Worker. Working with our partners (Scottish Borders Council and Volunteer Centre Borders) the postholder will deliver and advance the Scottish Borders Inspire Awards Project. The Scottish Borders Inspire Awards recognises and celebrates the positive impact and outstanding contributions of young people in the Scottish Borders through volunteering, community activism, and social action.

Objectives of the Role:

  • To establish and provide ongoing support of an effective young people’s planning group, operating under the governance of YouthBorders, to develop and advance the Scottish Borders Inspire Awards.
  • Planning and delivery of Inspire Awards in March 2023 – representing YouthBorders and working in partnership with Volunteer Centre Borders to promote youth volunteering and youth social action.
  • Stakeholder engagement to build an Inspire Awards partnership, drawing together local strategic partners who share the vision of Inspire and who may be able to provide sponsorship or in-kind support to the delivery of Inspire awards in future years.
  • Supporting and enabling young people to engage with senior representatives of organisations or elected members.
  • Securing funding and sponsorship to sustain youth work support for the Inspire Awards planning group and the delivery of the Inspire Awards on a regular cycle.

Experience

The postholder must have a minimum of 2 years' experience of working with young people in a professional, community or education setting and be educated to SCQF Level 6 or above in Youth Work or relevant related field. This post is subject to PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) Disclosure.

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