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Learning and Outreach Officer

Salary: £11,232 18 hours a week (equivalent £23,088 pro rata)

Fixed term February 2nd 2020- January 31st 2022

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 a Learning and Outreach Officer to develop and coordinate the delivery of the Activity Plan for the Capital Refurbishment of the Govanhill Baths project in Govanhill. GBCT is a registered charity which campaigns to preserve and conserve, for public benefit, Govanhill Baths, and for the redevelopment and reopening of the Edwardian swimming pool and wash house in Govanhill, Glasgow.
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.

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Govanhill Baths is hosting a Christmas Fair on Saturday 07 December at our Deep End arts’ space. Running from 11:00am to 4:00pm, we will have a range of products handcrafted by local artists and makers, including textiles, ceramics, homewares, and jewelry. There will also be workshops for you to try out your creative skills with badge making, printing, and ceramics. And with food, drink and music, this is the perfect way to get all your Christmas gifts!

Christmas Fair
21 Nithsdale Street
Glasgow G41 2PZ

Dumbarton and District Chess Association and Govanhill Baths are organising a 2019 Chess Tournament.

It will take place on Sunday 24 November 2019, 12.00 – 5.00pm, at The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ

Deadline for registration is Thursday 21 November.
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Allegro Tournament
Begins 1.00pm. Entry £5.00 per player.
An Allegro with five rounds of 15 minutes per player Swiss Tournament of 32 players (graded under 1900).
First Prize of £40.00 (dependent upon the number of entries) will be awarded as well as a runner-up prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared equally with no play offs. (Any Junior graded 1000 or above will be entered into the Allegro Tournament).
First 32 to reply will be given priority.

Junior Tournament
Begins 12.00pm. Entry £3.00 per player.
A five-round event for juniors graded 0 up to 0999. Rate of play is 25 minutes per player.
First Prize of £20.00 (dependent upon the number of entries) will be awarded. There will be trophies for those finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
First 32 juniors to reply will be given priority.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust Annual Report for the year 2018 to 2019 is now available to download.

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The latest arts and events news from Govanhill Baths in October, November and December. Including details of our October Week Craft Club to keep the kids occupied, our Christmas Fayre and Panto, and Govanhill Baths first chess tournament. Also list of all our Wellbeing, Ceramics and Upcycling workshops and classes.

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Wellbeing Programme with sunbeams

Govanhill Baths Community Trust offers a range of classes that aim to enhance the wellbeing of participants in a number of ways, including: improving physical and mental health; providing creative outlets for skills development and enhancement; facilitate employment opportunities; generate positive social networks; and, improve community cohesion.

For the 2018-2019 period, our evaluation report showed:

  • During the 2018-2019 period, statistical data revealed that:
  • 436 people took part in the Wellbeing Programme
  • A shift away from younger participants, with a large increase in those aged 35-39
  • A significant increase in participants with a disability or health condition
  • Almost double the number of LGBT participants
  • An increase in participants who are students
  • An increase in participants from outwith the immediate community
  • Wellbeing scores were significantly different between the start and end of each workshop block, signalling an overall improvement in the wellbeing of attendees.
  • Participant responses revealed that workshops were well-received and positively regarded.

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View our latest What’s On guide for details of all the workshops and classes we are holding up to September.

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Govanhill International Festival

The 3rd Govanhill International Festival and Carnival will launch on Thursday 1st August and run until  the 11th.

The event began in 2017 as a creative approach to combating racism and celebrate the uniqueness of Govanhill as the most diverse community in Scotland. In 2019 the festival will take place over eleven days, showcasing the rich cultural diversity of the area
– which is home to over forty nationalities speaking over sixty languages. The festival has grown to include our cultures and talents in all their forms with over fifty events: music, talks, films, performances, workshops and happenings including the first Govanhill Book Festival and the UK’s first ever Roma Film Festival. The pinnacle of all the festivities is our parade and carnival on Saturday 3rd August, bringing everyone together for a funpacked day of celebration.

We have tried to make our events free wherever we can, or affordable, and as family-friendly as possible, ensuring that the
highest quality of arts are made accessible to all. Let us remember, no matter what our background and heritage, we
are all Govanhillians. It is diversity that makes Govanhill great. Let’s celebrate our unique and vibrant community with pride!

Click to download the full Festival Programme (PDF)

Deep End

The Deep End – Govanhill Baths Arts Space

The Deep End is a new arts space and social enterprise developed by Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT). The space will accommodate Govanhill Baths Arts (GBArt) Space, Rags to Riches Studios, Govanhill Baths Ceramics, Workshop Spaces and Meeting Rooms.

Creativity has always been at the heart of our campaign to save Govanhill Baths and will be the focus of this new, vibrant, making and learning space. Our aim is to provide our programmes, artists, makers, creators and community groups from the local area with inspiring spaces and places to work. The Deep End space has been designed with the aim of meeting the needs of contemporary arts practitioners and makers, providing an accessible and welcoming venue promoting interaction between the creative industries and audiences.

Nestled down a lane in Strathbungo, with its own driveway, The Deep End is a safe and secure space of 900 square meters with a sheltered urban courtyard of 130 square meters. It is a short walk from Govanhill Baths and with excellent public transport links.

Studio spaces available for creative people

We have six self-contained 14 square meters lockable studios available, and two larger (16.5 square meters) ‘shopfront’ studios with their own front door and window. All studios have 24-hour access and unlimited Wi-Fi. All services are included and there are reduced rates for accessing the Rags to Riches studios, workshops and Govanhill Baths Ceramics studio.
Monthly rental for the smaller studios is £230 and for the shopfronts £430 and includes Wi-Fi and all utility costs. We will rent on a month-to-month basis. You may decide to share your studio but each studio will have only one lease holder.

To apply for space with us, we ask that you provide the following:

  • Tell us why you want to join Govanhill Baths at The Deep End
  • Tell us what sort of tools or equipment you would use in your studio

Send all this information to:

Please get in touch to arrange a viewing of the arts spaces be emailing the previous address or calling 0141 433 2999.

Studios available from the 1 May 2019.

Places will be allocated after interview and will be subject to a three month trial period. A deposit of one month’s rent will be required. Payment will be by standing order, in advance.

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The Govanhill Baths Community Trust is recruiting a Treasurer to join a dynamic board to take forward the reopening of the Baths as a Wellbeing Centre in 2021. We’re looking for an experience finance professional who will be the lead for the board in all financial matters.

These are exciting times for the Govanhill Baths Community Trust. After 18 years of determined campaigning the GBCT has been awarded substantial grant money to begin work on bringing the building back into operation. We expect to have raised the full £6.4 million needed to start the restoration and refurbishment of the building by March 2019. We have been successful in securing community investment of over £280,000 by issuing community shares in the project and will be transferring our operations to a community benefit society when the building opens.

The refurbishment is scheduled to begin in 2019 and will bring into service the Ladies’ pool, Learners’ pool, Turkish Suite and Sauna, Gym, a Community Kitchen/Cafe and Multipurpose community spaces. While the former public washhouse, or ‘steamie’, will be turned into a theatre venue and community events and arts space.

Working alongside the Govanhill Baths Preservation Trust which is managing the capital redevelopment of the building, the Govanhill Bath Community Trust will be maintaining a diverse programme of arts and wellbeing activities in the community, developing an outreach programme to keep people informed about the redevelopment and doing the ground work to put systems and procedures in place for when the building reopens.

We expect that Board members are committed to helping the Trust re-open the Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and contribute to the social, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill as a community on the Southside of Glasgow.

As Treasurer you will be responsible for maintaining an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, safeguarding its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial procedures and records are maintained. Therefore we are specifically looking for someone with charity accounts and finance experience to take on the role of Treasurer, it would be helpful if applicants had an accountancy qualification but this isn’t required. This is a voluntary position.

Look at our website to find out more about the wide ranging work of the GBCT. For all enquiries and for an application pack please contact

The Board currently meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm at the Govanhill Baths office, 126 Calder street (opposite the Baths).

Deadline to apply: 28th April 2019