Job Role: Environmental Area Connector
Deadline: 9am Monday 24th June
Interviews: Thursday 27th June
Start date: 1st of July 2024 – 31st March 2025 (9 months fix-term)
Hours per week: 15 hours (2 days)
Salary: £7,020 (£12 ph) (Full time equivalent £23,400) + 4% pension

An exciting opportunity exists for a well qualified and creative person to join the team of staff and volunteers at the Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT).  We are looking to recruit an Environmental Area Connector to lead Rags to Riches in increasing collaboration between hub partners, and to highlight local climate priorities and feed this back to the Hub. A key part of the role will be planning networking events, partnership working, as well as signposting communities to resources which will help them lead more sustainable lives.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is a grassroots anchor organisation based in Govanhill. Our goal is to re-open the Govanhill Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and at the same time contribute to the wider social, health, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill.

Rags to Riches is Govanhill Baths’ creative reuse and upcycling hub. We believe communities should have the tools and the skills they need to benefit from the circular economy. We use environmental education and community engagement to support a move to a circular economy, and ultimately increase climate resilience.

Application:
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter by referring to the job description and specification detailing their relevant experience, qualifications and information as to why they believe they are the right person for the post and what they can bring to the role. A CV may also be attached.

Format:

  • No more than 2 sides of A4 paper using 12 point font. Please note: Applications exceeding the required format will be rejected.
  • Applications should be made via email and marked ‘Environmental Area Connector: Confidential’ and emailed to info@govanhillbaths.com.
  • No hard copies will be accepted.

Deadline:
Applications must be in by 9am Monday 24th June 2024. Interviews: Thursday 27th June 2024.

If, due to childcare commitments or similar, you are unable to make the allotted interview time, please let us know as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate all reasonable requests. However, we will only be able to offer you a day/time on the same day.

The Trust conforms to all the requirements of the Equality Act and its Duties under Positive Action. Applicants from members of minority/members of protected characteristic groups are particularly invited to apply.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust, 126 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7QP

 

Govanhill International 2024 An Anti-Racist Festival of Creativity, Solidarity, and Liberation

The Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 2024 returns for its 8th year, celebrating creativity, solidarity, and liberation. From Thursday, 1st August to Sunday, 11th August, this two-week event features music, talks, walks, films, art exhibitions, and workshops, showcasing Govanhill’s rich cultural diversity delivered in partnership with inspiring organisations.

This year, to mark the Remembering Together Covid Memorial Sculpture installation in Queen’s Park, Glasgow, the festival invites grassroots communities to envision regenerative, sustainable, and equitable ways of living during a special co-creative gathering on 4th August. Events in Queen’s Park and across Govanhill include talks, film screenings, music, performances, walks, workshops, exhibitions, feasts, and restorative meditations. Reflecting on diverse experiences, we provide a platform for varied voices and showcase grassroots organisations that have fostered support systems and mutual aid.

At its core, the Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is an anti-racist festival. We celebrate immigrants’ contributions to Govanhill, affirming that there is no room for racism in our community. Despite growing in scale, our commitment to anti-racism remains steadfast.

We are excited to announce the jubilant return of the Govanhill Parade and Carnival on the 3rd of August 2024. This vibrant parade is a crucial show of anti-racist unity against division and the scapegoating of migrants. It stands as a declaration of pride in our diversity and solidarity with all communities. We’ll march in solidarity, proclaiming that everyone is welcome here.

Our festival is a community-driven effort. The 2024 programme includes projects conceived and organised by Govanhill-based organisations, artist-led initiatives, and the Govanhill Baths Community Trust team. It spans exhibitions, performances, heritage walks, collective meditations and gatherings, creative reuse and food system development projects, community organising, and publishing efforts, all varying in scale and duration.

Join Us as a Volunteer for Govanhill International Festival 2024!

We have had a very positive response to our appeal for volunteers at the Govanhill International Festival and Carnival. Thank you to everyone who has responded to our appeal so far!
We are now working on organising the programme of events, and coordinating arrangements for volunteers. We may reopen the appeal in a few weeks when we know more detail. Please watch this space if you are interested in volunteering to help us make the Festival go well.