Current vacancies

Development Officer (Health and Wellbeing)

  • Full time
  • £26,390
  • Langlee Complex, Galashiels, TD1 2LP
  • Closing 4th October 2019

About YouthBorders:

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. YouthBorders is recognised regionally as the strategic voice of third sector youth organisations and works closely with partners in the public sector to improve outcomes for young people.

Our vision is a voluntary and community-based youth work sector which is connected, collaborative, respected, and recognised; working together to improve the lives of young people in the Scottish Borders.

About the Role:

Through a unique collaboration of funders, YouthBorders are seeking an experienced youth work practitioner with an interest in reducing health inequalities to join our team to lead on the provision of workforce training. This is a new role in our organisation, and through effective partnership working will:

  • Lead the provision of health improvement training and contribute to the YouthBorders youth work training programme. They will identify training needs, training providers, deliver in-house training, and evaluate its impact on youth work practice, with the overall aim of improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities in children and young people.
  • Co-ordinate and deliver a training pathway to address health inequalities in children and young people across health improvement areas, including but not limited to, emotional health and wellbeing, nutrition, consent and healthy relationships, tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
  • Assist YouthBorders to become a best practice and innovative membership organisation, supporting and promoting good quality youth work in the Scottish Borders.
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Stepping Stones Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,061 pro-rata
  • Langlee Complex, Galashiels, TD1 2LP
  • Closing 28th August 2019

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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