Rags to Riches Business Development and Marketing Officer (p/t)

Salary: £14 per hour

Hours: 16 hours a week for 6 months from 13 May to 14 October 2019

Start Date: Monday 13th May 2019

Are you interested in working in one of the most innovative, exciting environmental projects in the Scotland? For the past 6 years Rags to Riches has developed and delivered a range of innovative upcycling projects? Today we have become a leader in the upcycling field delivering innovation, social and environmental change.

Job Role

We are looking for a creative Business Development and Marketing Officer with extensive experience in business development to help us communicate our message, help people access our upcycling services and products, and importantly, grow the business across Scotland into a self sustaining social enterprise.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver a robust business plan for the project with the aim of growing the business over the next 5 years
  • Producing and implementing an effective marketing strategy to secure markets for Rags to Riches products and services
  • Preparing, planning and project managing the publication of all publicity material to maximise R2R brand and products promotion
  • Planning and project managing marketing events and evaluating their success

Experience Necessary

  • Have a good track record and extensive experience in business development role along with extensive experience in a marketing role
  • Strong and confident communicator
  • Excellent copywriting skills and experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, and other graphic design software
  • Be able to take direction and communicate effectively at all levels
  • Confident person who is self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Be pro-active, approachable innovative and analytical
  • Energetic, passionate, driven individual capable of delivering a wide range of projects at pace.
  • Have strong written and communications skills
  • The role will require travel within Glasgow and outwith
  • Knowledge or interest of upcycling sector

Applications: Please send us a CV and a Covering Letter, on not more than 1 side of A4 using Arial 12 point, outlining how you meet the required skills and why you would like the post.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on the Friday 12  April 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 April 2019. Please be aware that unfortunately GBCT cannot accommodate interviews via Skype or outside of this date.

Return by email – ragstoriches@govanhillbaths.com

Return by post- Nadine Gorency, Rags to Riches Manager, GBCT, 126 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7QP

This project is part financed by the European Social Fund and Scottish Government under the Social Economy Growth Fund.

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Refurbished Ladies Pool

Govanhill Baths have been successful in receiving funding from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund 2019/20 (RCGF), the joint Scottish Government and COSLA investment fund.

Funding of £2.15m will support Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) towards the aim of fully reopening our beloved baths for the local population and the people of Glasgow and key areas of this important Edwardian building to its original function. The refurbished spaces will also support the expansion of existing social enterprise initiatives for people in Govanhill, designed to respond to the needs of local people, providing opportunities for employment, volunteering and vocational development.

With all the funding now in place the refurbishment of the Baths can now begin in the summer of 2019.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust Chair, Alex Wilde, commented:
‘We are delighted to have this final piece of the jigsaw in place to finally start the redevelopment of the Goavnhill Baths. This success has been hard fought for and a result of the endless perseverance and determination by the Trust and its supporters. There is more hard work to come but the goal of restoring a much loved building and a creating a high quality Wellbeing facility for the community of Govanhill is within sight.’

David Cook, Project Director for the refurbishment of Govanhill Baths, added:
“This is great news for the health and wellbeing of the Govanhill community and a testament to many years of hard work from the Govanhill Baths team and their determination to bring the historic Baths back into sustainable use as an asset for Govanhill and Glasgow. This positive development means we now have the funding to start the tender process so we can get a contractor in place later in the year and then the community will start seeing progress.”

Black and white archive photo of Royal Samaritan Hospital

Vacancy: Project Co-ordinator
Loved and Lost: Govanhill’s Built Heritage Project

1st April to 21st June 2019

Fee: £500 (38 hours work @ £13.00 an hour) spread over 12 weeks. Possibility of continuation depending on funding.
Location: Based at Govanhill Baths office and locations across Govanhill.

GBCT is looking for a Project Co-ordinator who is passionate about local history to oversee the research and delivery of a book on the local built heritage of Govanhill.


  • Organise and support a history group to inform the project (evening work)
  • Liaise with author and GBCT Archivist as necessary
  • Keep project to time and budget
  • Liaise with desktop publisher/designer as necessary
  • Evaluate and monitor project

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in co-ordinating community heritage projects
  • Experience in working on heritage publications
  • Experience in working with community based history groups

Application Process

If you wish to apply please email a CV and a cover letter, on no more than one side of A4, outlining your skills and experience relevant to the post to Fatima Uygun, Trust Manager.

Email: fatima@govanhillbaths.com
Tel: 0141 433 2999

About The Project
Loved and Lost: Govanhill’s Built Heritage project involves the production of a book identifying, investigating and celebrating some of the buildings and businesses in and around Govanhill that have played a significant role in the history of the area, many of which no longer exist while others have been transformed or repurposed for new activities.

At Govanhill Baths, we’re very conscious of the historical significance of our building and in our engagement with the community we’ve consistently encouraged greater awareness of local history, not just of our own building but all the spaces and places that have been an integral part of Govanhill at one time or another. Our book will look at some of the buildings that have shaped the history of this unique area and help celebrate that history.

The publication will be launched as part of a community heritage conference (funding dependent) in August at the Govanhill Book Festival as part of the Govanhill International Festival and Carnival.

Deadline to apply: 5pm Thursday 14th March 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 20th March 2019

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