Volunteering Opportunity: Chairperson, YouthBorders

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

Working in partnership with more than 40 member youth groups, YouthBorders aims to improve young people’s lives through their participation in quality voluntary and community-based youth work. Our network reaches nearly 5000 young people (8-25 years) through their involvement with youth groups and organisations. We support a workforce of nearly 700 volunteers and paid staff.  Our members are supported with networking events, training, and high-quality information and guidance.

We are seeking a new Chairperson to join our organisation. This is a voluntary role and we seek someone who can commit the necessary time to carry out the duties of the role effectively.

Our Chairperson should be able to act as a credible and visible leader of the YouthBorders Board and to support our Chief Officer to implement our current strategic plan and develop any future plans. Our Chairperson will have experience of leading a committee, governing a third sector organisation, and enabling trustees to make robust decisions. We seek an individual with exceptional communication and listening skills who will quickly gain the confidence of the Board and who will connect effectively with our four employees. We expect that you will come to YouthBorders with a good understanding of the voluntary sector, as well as the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship; and that you would have a willingness to grow into this role, learning from our staff, trustees, and members.

We encourage you to find out more in our recruitment pack or by contacting our Chief Officer

Closing date for applications is 31st March at 5pm, submitted by email to our Chief Officer

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