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

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

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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.


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.