We have now published the programme for our forthcoming Govanhill International Festival & Carnival. Running from the 16th to 26th of August, it’s full of music, dance, talks and walks, and of course the Parade through Govanhill’s streets. Drop into the Baths to pick up a copy, or view online or download a PDF of the programme.


Join Govanhill Baths Community Trust and our friends tonight at the Rum Shack as we kick off our events for Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 2018.  Reggae Got Soul features four of Scotland’s top soul and reggae DJs – Author and Broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove (Detroit67, Memphis68) Paul Molloy (Friday Street) Felonius Monk and Hectorrr (Sunny G Reggae Show) will be providing the music, you provide the smiles and dancing.

Tickets are available on the door at £10/£5 from 8pm, The Rum Shack, Pollokshaws Road.



Govanhill Baths Community Trust has a new vacancy for a Bookkeeper. Job description and application process are described below and can also be downloaded as a PDF: Download Job Description

Job Description

Start and Finish: 1st September 2018- 31st March 2020
Salary: £15 an hour
Hours: 15hrs a month. (self employed)

Job Role:

GBCT are looking for a part time skilled Bookkeeper to maintain our financial records, including purchases, sales, receipts and payments. Bookkeeper job duties include working closely with GBCT team to create and analyse financial reports and ensure legal requirements compliance, process accounts payable and receivable and manage invoices and tax payments.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining the financial records of GBCT by accurately recording the day to day financial transactions of both companies, including:

  • Prepare accounts to bank reconciliation
  • Submit quarterly VAT returns to HMRC.
  • Process invoices, bank payments, income etc
  • Oversee Retail Shop takings and bank
  • Make supplier payments
  • Produce monthly cashflow
  • Maintain complete filing system to support funding records
  • Preparing wages/payroll and managing claims for expenses Helping to prepare annual accounts

Essential Experience/Qualifications:

  • Must have experience with using Sage. Govanhill Baths uses Sage Instant Account Plus.
  • High levels of professionalism and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Bookkeeping certification

Desirable Experience/Qualifications

  • Working in a social enterprise
  • An associate degree in accounting, finance or business an advantage

Applications: Applications for the post must be made by submitting a covering letter, on not more than 2 sides of A4 using Arial 12 point, outlining how you meet the required skills and why you would like the post. Please also provide details of two referees. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on the 27th July 2018

Return by email: fatima@govanhillbaths.com

Return by post: Fatima Uygun, Trust Manager, 99 Calder street, G42 7RA

Interviews: Candidates selected for interview will be notified on the 31st July 2018.

Interviews will take place on Monday 6th August 2018. Please be aware that GBCT cannot accommodate interviews outside of this date.

Our new Evaluation Report for our Wellbeing Programme for th eyear 2017-18 is now available to read and download: Download Report 

The classes we offer aim to enhance the wellbeing of participants through:

  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Providing creative outlets for skills development and enhancement
  • Facilitating employment opportunities
  • Generating positive social networks
  • Improving community cohesion

Key findings for 2017-18 are:

  • An increase in male participation
  • A shift to towards younger participants
  • An increase in participants identifying as Scottish
  • A great diversity in the ethnicity and nationality of participants
  • A significant increase in participants ‘feeling positive’ having completed a workshop
  • A quarter of participants are from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.
  • 85% of participants registered for workshops were newcomers.
  • 46% of participants registered for two or more different workshops
  • Wellbeing scores were significantly different between the start and end of each workshop block, signalling an overall improvement in the wellbeing of attendees.
  • Thematic analysis of participant responses revealed that workshops were well-received and positively regarded.
  • Similar themes were generated between initial and final forms for each workshop, demonstrating that course objectives, as well as participant expectations, were largely met.