Stepping Stones Project Coordinator

  • Responsible to: Chief Officer
    Hours and Pattern of Work: 28 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,555 FTE
  • Location: Tweed Horizons Business Centre, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0SG
  • Contract:  Fixed until 30th September 2025


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.

Stepping Stones Project Coordinator

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.


Applications must be made using the application form provided and submitted with a covering letter.

For informal enquiries please contact or 01896 808968

YouthBorders, the network of voluntary and community-based youth organisations in the Scottish Borders
YouthBorders, the network of voluntary and community-based youth organisations in the Scottish Borders
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Youth Development Worker (UNCRC)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join YouthBorders as a Youth Development Worker. Working with our partners (Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and Community Learning and Development services of SBC) are recruiting a Youth Development Worker to develop a youth research initiative focusing on the UNCRC – United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The aim of the project is to recruit and work with up to 12 young people aged 14+ years facing social exclusion to undertake research as ‘mystery shoppers’ assessing local organisations readiness for UNCRC implementation. The young people supported by the youth development worker and colleagues from SBC CLD services will work together to undertake approximately 20 hours of accredited training to support their role.

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.

14 hours per week (£15.23 per hour) on a fixed term contract to March 2025. This post can also be offered as a secondment opportunity.

  • Location: Scottish Borders
  • Closing Date: Monday 29th April 2024 at 12 noon.

Full details can be viewed by downloading the Job Pack and application form below. If you require any more information please contact