The people make Works+
Doing It Differently
This film highlights the army of partners, supporters, fixers and enablers that ensure our young people access the right services and opportunities.
Scott Wight has been working in youth employability in the 3rd Sector since 2012. His broad CV includes spells as a Support Worker and plumber. He is also a Sessional Worker with Tweeddale Youth Action hosting weekly drop-in sessions for the 10-18 year olds.
Grant Pringle has been involved in youth work since 2008, specialising in creative and artistic workshops. Before focusing on youth employability, he delivered projects in schools and youth organisations centred around construction, joinery, music and film.
Mark Timmins has worked within Design and Textiles, Further and Higher Education since the late 90s. Since 2013, he has been directly involved in youth employability in the Scottish Borders, managing an employability hub alongside corporate engagement, fundraising and networking to develop opportunities for young people.
All three staff members sit on the board for other local CICs and organisations.
Works+ Youth Ambassadors
The Youth Ambassadors Board is comprised of young people who have progressed through the program and feel passionate about giving back to the charity.
The board's role is to advise staff and trustees on project development, to represent Works+ at community events and to ensure our service is relevant and inspiring for our clients.
Youth Ambassadors also fulfil a mentoring role for some existing clients, forming trusting relationships that can open the door to further support and a more positive future.
Board of Trustees
Allan Doyle is a Gala laddie who is passionate about helping young people to have the best start in life. He has been a Trustee of Works+ since its inception and has been actively involved in supporting employability charities for local young people since 2011. He is managing director of APS Group in Scotland and a director of his family funeral business in Gala.
Volunteers & 100 Club
Works+ could not function without wonderful volunteers and the army of supporters, fixers and enablers that allow us to build confidence and resilience, and ultimately find appropriate opportunities for our participants.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers: Liz Jardine, Elaine Whitehead, Wendy Wilson, Catherine Wishart, Mollie Renton, Shannon Lafferty, Tristan Bathgate, Clare Bridges.
100 Club: Transform Arts, Café Recharge, The Bridge, Persimmon Homes, RBS, MacArts, Skills Max, Youth Wellbeing Coaching, NHS Borders, Hymans Robertson, Cameron Jack, The Wooden Spoon Foundation, Border Telegraph, Tweeddale Youth Action, Bruce Robertson Training, Santander, TD1, The Focus Centre, Abbotsford House, Jewson, PC World, Galashiels Academy, CO-OP, Johanne and Ross Gardiner, Skills Development Scotland, Border Angling Centre, Rebecca Wade, DH Borders, Glenlude Estate, Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber, Business Gateway