There are still some spaces left on our Archery for Beginners classes at cathkin Park, staring this Saturday 03 June at 1pm.  If you want to come along and try it out contact Bruce on 0141 433 2999 or email

Female Lifeguard and Level 1 Swimming Instructor
The Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is looking to recruit a Swimming Instructor and supervisor for the Leaner’s Pool.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Govanhill Baths for the post of Lifeguard and Level 1 Swimming Instructor .
Reports to: Learners Pool supervisor.
Main purpose of role:
 Provide Lifeguard duties to the Learner’s Pool as required.
 Maintain swimming pool area, chemical balance and filtration of Learners Pool
 To be responsible for the Health and Safety of participants, reporting any defects in equipment or pool infrastructure to the Trust Manager.
 Work with sessional swimming instructors to plan, co-ordinate and deliver swimming lessons to toddlers, children and individuals to ensure that they progress and that maximum benefit is gained from each lesson.
Location and hours: To be determined within the hours of 9am-8pm week days and 10am-6pm Saturdays.
Duration: now until- 31st July 2017
Rate of Pay: Self Employed /Sessional £11.50p/h. Minimum of 16 hours a month (likely to be more)
Major duties and responsibilities:
 Be the first point of call for enquiries for all bookings of Learner’s Pool.
 Draw up weekly timetable of bookings and activities in the Learners’s Pool and make sure that registers are kept up to date.
 Ensure that information, monitoring and evaluation forms are kept up to date and stored correctly.
 The postholder will also supervise private hires.
Pool maintenance
 Administer all activities in pool area and ensure compliance with all health and safety rules and regulations and monitor all persons entering issues and ensure appropriate authorisation.
 Maintain neat and clean pool area and water at all times and perform regular vacuuming and cleaning of pool.
 Ensure neat and clean changing rooms and perform various chemical tests as per requirements.
 Develop and maintain professional relationships with visiting clubs and users and ensure compliance to all safety programs and policies of organisation.
 Monitor and maintain inventory of all pool tools and equipment.
Person Specification
 Demonstrate excellent communication skills
 Ability to communicate effectively and build successful relationships with swimmers, parents, schools and community groups
 Good organisational skills
 Punctual and reliable
 Team Players
 RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
 Level 1 ASA qualified swimming instructors (with current PVG is desirable)
 Excellent interpersonal skills with children and adults with diverse needs.
Knowledge & Experience:
 Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
 Experience of working with the public
 Experience of working with vulnerable and disabled swimmers and groups
 Proven technical swimming knowledge.
 Experience of working with diverse communities.
 Ability to work to a high level of accuracy, with attention to detail
To Apply
Please email your CV and covering letter to Fatima Uygun at
Women only need apply as this job is required to be for a person of a particular sex under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

Rent Strike! A new musical set in Govan, 1915, opens tonight in The Steamie at the Baths.  Written by Fatima Uygun and Colin Poole, Dircted by Fatima Uygun, it tells the remarkable story of how ordinary working class women organised themselves to fight back against exploitative landlords.

Featuring songs by Alistair Hulett, Gavin Livingstone and Colin Poole, Musical Director Gavin Livingstone.

Tickets are £10/£6 from

A number of “G42 £1 tickets” are available for the Wednesday night show, if you live in the G42 postcode area and are unemployed or low-waged.  To reserve a seat email Jim

A public exhibition of proposals for the re-development of the former Larkfield Bus Depot at Butterbiggins Road will take place at Daisy Street Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday 07 June 11am-6pm.  There has been a significant change to original plans published in the press last year with an increase in the size of the residential site but a change in “the nature” of housing at this site.  This was supposed to be only for housing for social rent but the new proposals state it is now “affordable” rather than “social” housing.  The term “affordable” usually refers to private housing for sale.  GBCT would encourage anyone who has concerns about this or an interest in it to attend the “exhibition” and let the developers know your views.


Govanhill Baths Communtiy Trust (GBCT) have published this years evaluation of our Well-being programme.  The report, by Elaine Cutajar & Lucy Farrell of Stirling University, looks at the wholeprogramme of classes and courses at The baths over the last year and cinfirms GBCTs ccommitment to provding a service to our target audience.  Download and read the report here  GBCT 2016 – 2017 final

Fundraising Manager, Govanhill Baths Community Trust, Salary: £26k pro rata 17.5 hours per week.  Fixed term to March 2018

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is embarking on an exciting new era in our existence and we need a fundraising expert to help. Later this year we are launching a community share offer with the support from Community Shares Scotland to raise the final sum needed for the capital works and to bring the facility into community control. This will involve engaging a broad range of investors, working closely with the Trust Board and staff to achieve our goals. A new fundraiser will help us achieve this, while building a new fundraising strategy for the sustainable future of Govanhill Baths after refurbishment. If you believe in our project, and have the fundraising skills to help, we want to hear from you.
Specific Tasks

Community Shares

Draft an engaging and informative share offer document to compliment the business plan

Finalise Community Shares strategy for launch

Use different digital and offline tools to make the share offer accessible to everyone

Ensure our offer is achieving Standard Mark expectations

Support the Trust in developing a member management system

Adapt to changing circumstances

Work with Community Shares Scotland and Crowdfunder to launch share

Engage staff in the plans and activities for the campaign



Build on relationships with existing Trust supporters and local networks

Work with a diverse community to explain new developments in the capital works plans

Develop new relationships with potential local investors

Seek ways to involve local people in the fundraising plans and activities

Reach new audiences with the Baths’ story



Implement and evaluate fun and creative marketing strategies for fundraising campaigns

Commission materials such as videos, infographics, leaflets, questionnaires, and banners

Manage online fundraising interfaces and branding

Ensure the website fundraising and communications information is up to date.


Strategy and Governance

Lead on drafting a new Baths’ fundraising strategy

Design, deliver, and evaluate fundraising strategies and plans to budget and timescale

Write reports to meet deadlines as needed

Manage and lead the identification of, and approaches to trusts and foundations that have not previously supported our work

Submit further applications for funding

Write tailored applications, addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified by individual trusts and foundations.

Develop and maintain reporting and application systems

Work closely with Trust Manager to develop strong financial operations systems for managing incoming funds

Identify and submit applications for prizes and awards that will raise the profile of Govanhill Baths Community Trust



Advertise and recruit volunteers as required to support the functions of the fundraising team

Carry out volunteer training

Manage and supervise volunteers


Personal Specification


We are looking for an exceptional team player who has…

Experience running large fundraising campaigns with community-run organisations

Creative marketing and outreach ideas

A proven record of successful applications for substantial funding from Trusts and other grant-making bodies

Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with new investors

Experience of researching fundraising opportunities

Worked within the community sector in Scotland

Worked remotely with different team members

Track record of working alone to achieve targets

Previous experience of Community Shares (desirable)

Worked within a diverse community (desirable)
Skills and Competencies

Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative copy, whether for leaflets or annual reports

High standard of computer literacy (Microsoft office applications and online social media platforms)

Meticulous attention to detail, and an eye for anticipating risks

Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise own workload with minimum supervision

Excellent communication and presentation skills required to build relationships with potential donors

Knowledge of UK Trusts and Foundations and Corporate giving in general, with a community focus in particular

Knowledge of contracts and VAT issues desirable.

Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure.

Ability to understand and generate budgets.

Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed timeframes

Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for fundraising campaign


If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter, CV, and two references to by 6 June. Interviews will be the next week.

Southside Fringe is back again for 2017 and The Govanhill Baths have an exciting programme of events this month.

Rags to Riches have been busy preparing for This Is Not An Orchestra (Saturday 13 May 7.30pm).  The group have been making instruments from discarded waste and have created an orchestra using the ‘trash’ musical instruments.  They will be joined on the day by Craftworks’ stitched-up elctro beats, singer Rachel Kelly and Annette Street Primary School’s steel drum band.

On Sunday 14 May poet Jim Monaghan is joined by spoken word artist Leyla Josephine, 2015 Scottish Poetry Slam Champion Bram E Gieben and musical guests San Fran and The Siscos for The Miserablist Manifesto (2.30pm).

Pitheid Productions present: Rent Strike! a musical set in 1915 when the women of Govan and beyond took on and defeated exploitative landlords during WW1.  Written by Fatima Uygun & Colin Poole, songs by Alistair Hullet, Gavin Livingstone and Colin Poole. Directed by Fatima Uygun, Musical Director Gavin Livingstone.  Runs from Tuesday 16 May till Saturday 20 May.

Blazing Hyena Theatre Company bring a one-off performance of “For The Love of Cousins” to the main pool on Friday 19 May (6-7pm), on situational comedy written by Jack Elliot and Directed by Catherine Exposito.

For full deatils of the shows vitit the Soutshide Fringe website