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Rowlands is a youth project based in Selkirk which is open 6 days a week.  We provide a variety of group work , fun and drop in sessions throughout the year  for young people aged 12- 18 in a safe environment where all young people irrespective of gender or ability can participate.  Check out our what’s on page to find out about each of the groups.  There is no charge to attend any of the sessions.


Rowlands has four part-time staff and is supported by a team of volunteers with a variety of skills and backgrounds.  We are reliant on grants and fundraising to enable us to keep the doors open throughout the year.  If you think that you can help either by a monthly donation or could sponsor one of our activities please get in touch. Any support you can give us would be greatly appreciated.

To enable the best outcomes and opportunities for our young people we work in collaboration with our local primary and high schools, community shed, local businesses, community councillors, and other individuals. We have assisted in setting up Selkirk High Schools Breakfast Club and have worked closely in partnership to deliver the transitions programme to all P7's which normally starts at easter time and then they are allowed to all of the groups at summer.

When summer comes we offer a variety of trips. These in the past included Blair Drummond Safari park, Bowling, Escape Rooms, trampolining and many other local places as well as some other further afield.


Rowlands is also available for hire, for groups, and meetings so please feel free to get in contact if you would like to find out more and please find us on Facebook to be kept up to date on what’s happening.

We are looking for a new youth worker to join our team 

This is a new role within Rowlands to develop the opportunities and support for young people predominantly 16+.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Develop opportunities for our senior members to participate in activities and opportunities which they have identified to support their move into a positive destination of their choice

  • Utilising their own skills and developing exciting and innovative opportunities identified through need, observation and conversations with young people

  • Liaising and building positive working relations with our partner agencies e.g. primary and high schools, other youth work provision and local community groups

  • Identifying developing, and managing the expansion of services to meet demand and need of our young people service users and to include young people in these new ideas and opportunities where possible

  • Carrying out a range of administrative duties to ensure the effective management of the café area and our assets

  • Ensuring the implementation of our Health and Safety and other relevant working policies to ensure a safe work environment.

  • Undertaking appropriate training opportunities as identified in negotiation with your line manager/the management committee.

  • Carry out any other appropriate duties identified by Rowland’s (Selkirk) which supports the furtherance of our organisational aims and purpose.

Contract length: 12 months initially, although contract may be extended due to funding 

Part-time hours: 17 per week - with possibility of additional hours 

Application deadline: 01/10/2021 at 12pm 

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: From £11.30 per hour

for any questions please call Susan Law - manager - 0175021222

For the full job description click on the link below and if you think you have the skills and experience we are looking for, please send a covering letter and completed cv before 12 on 1st October 2021

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