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Job Vacancies

Govanhill Baths has the following vacancies:

Public Art Development Officer

Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is embarking in a new exciting project. The South City Way Victoria Rd Public Art (Project) is public art regeneration project managed by Govanhill Baths Community Trust in partnership with the Govanhill Arts and Environment Network (GARN). The project will enhance the environment by supporting the new cycle routes in the area with the delivery of a number of high profile public art pieces which will reflect the unique cultural diversity of the local area and encourage walking and bicycling locally. The public art works will be relevant to all and facilitate a sense of ownership over the improvements/public art.

Closing date for applications: 5:00pm 18 January 2019.

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GARN Artists’ Brief

Closing date for applications: 12:00pm 18 January 2019.

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Retail Manager (Maternity Cover)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) for a customer focused, dynamic and passionate Retail Manager to join our Rags to Riches new Upcycling Outlet in Victoria Road, Govanhill.

The successful candidate will have experience in managing a Retail Outlet, an eye for detail and extensive knowledge of the upcycling sector in Scotland.

Closing date for applications: 5:00pm 14 January 2019.

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Give us ten and raise £1000s for Govanhill Baths!

With just a few mouse clicks or finger swipes you can help raise £1000s for Govanhill Baths!

Our vital Wellbeing Programme is in the Aviva Community Fund competition where you can vote for community projects important to you. If we get enough votes we could make the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds to 500 projects.

It couldn’t be simpler.  Just go to where once you’ve registered you can cast your votes, and find out more about this Wellbeing Programme. You get ten votes to cast among a number of projects. We hope you’ll  give them all to Govanhill Baths of course!

Our fantastic Wellbeing Programme aims to improve people’s physical and mental health, provide creative outlets for skills development, better employment opportunities, and build a stronger community.

All the money to deliver our projects is fundraised by us. If we win this will make a BIG difference as currently we have no funding for our 2019 Wellbeing Programme.

To find out just how important this Programme is, please have a look at our Evaluation Report for last year, which you can view online.

There’s less than a week until the competition closes so get voting!

Govanhill Baths Whats On Guide

New Arts and Events Programme

The latest edition of our What’s On programme for events at Govanhill Baths from October to December is now available to view online or download.

View What’s On Programme

Annual Report

Govanhill Baths Annual Report 2017-18

View or download our latest Annual Report for the year 2017-18, detailing our achievements and successes.

Download Annual Report (PDF)

South East Glasgow Food Map

New Southside Food Map Available

In 2016 the Trust produced a Food Map to guide those in need to free food, including Soup Kitchens, Food Parcels, Foodbanks and Community Meals within the Southside of Glasgow. With 10,000 copies being distributed, the Food Map served as a valuable resource for doctors, social workers, health visitors, Citizens Advice and welfare rights workers. In response to the growth of food poverty, the Trust in partnership with Urban Roots has produced a new version of the Food Map. It is available from participating projects as well as from Urban Roots and the Govanhill Baths.

View online or download Foodmap

Govanhill International Festival & Carnival Programme Available



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.


Dance for Diversity to Kick Off the Carnival

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.



Vacancy: Bookkeeper

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:

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.

Wellbeing Programme Evaluation Report For 2017-18

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.

Re-Advertisement – Job Opportunity – Capital Project Director




Govanhill Baths Community Trust‘s goal is to re-open the Govanhill Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and at the same time contribute to the wider social, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill as a community through a range of activities.

GBCT wants the Baths to be a place of inspiration and comfort, of relaxation and integration, and of fairness and team-working. The refurbishment of the building should meet all of these goals, while providing a clear welcome to all members of Govanhill’s community.


GBCT is a grass roots charitable organisation, set up in 2001 in response to the closure of the much-loved Calder Street Baths by Glasgow City Council. We believe that we showcase what can be achieved through community participation.

GBCT comprises a management Board of 12 people, a staff of 6, over 750 volunteers, and more than 1,000 members. Over 1,500 residents (10% of the population) took part in community consultation, and approximately 18,000 people come through the doors each year.

GBCT is known and respected as being the community-leading organisation in Govanhill and the most inspiring example of community empowerment in Scotland. Its history in leading the original sit-in protest, the longest occupation of a civic building in UK history, at the closure of Baths still carries a great deal of resonance in the local community.


The Baths are an important hub, not just for wellbeing but as a resource for a wide range of people, charitable organisations and community groups. The current programmes help to show GBCT’s determination to create opportunities for local residents, despite an inhospitable environment. With a refurbished building where all spaces were dry, warm and safe, GBCT would be able to vastly increase its events programme, and the positive outcomes it creates.

Our Grade B listed Edwardian building is now a rarity, as Historic Scotland notes: “In 2001 when Govanhill Baths closed, they were the only original, substantially unaltered public baths in the city still in use, making them a rare and important survival. Edinburgh City Council still operates five of its remaining traditional public baths and Dundee has one, whereas Glasgow has closed all of its examples.” Since closure, that historic fabric has been threatened by poor maintenance, making its survival all the more important to protect.


Our project will conserve Glasgow’s best-loved and most complete Edwardian municipal bath house and steamie. The Baths will be returned to their original function and the project will restore the Baths much-missed role as the centre of community life in Govanhill.

The project team has completed all necessary work to RIBA 3, including a business plan, heritage interpretation plan and community engagement plan. This appointment is for RIBA 4-7.

This project will include:

  • capital works for the conservation of the external envelope (to ensure it is wind and watertight):

  • the refurbishment of the front suite of office and community accommodation;

  • the refurbishment of the learners’ pool and ladies pool;

  • a gymnasium;

  • new community facilities including a kitchen and the conversion of the Steamie as a community and arts space as Meanwhile Use.


It is the role of the Capital Project Manager to ensure successful delivery of the above refurbishment and new build programme. This will involve managing the Design Team and other external consultants, developing partnerships with local organisations, and working closely with programming and operational staff to ensure that the capital works are capable of underpinning the delivery of a sustainable programme and business model for Govanhill Baths.

The Project Director will be employed by Govanhill Baths Building Preservation Trust, which is a single-use BPT set up specifically for the delivery of this project. The Director will be answerable to the Board, but will also report on the project to a Steering Group comprised of representatives of both the BPT and Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

The Director will support the work of the Learning and Outreach Officer, who will deliver the Activity Plan and the Heritage Interpretation Plan over the life of the capital works programme. The Learning and Outreach Officer is already employed by GBCT, and will be seconded to the CBS for the duration of the capital works.

The Director will be supported in their first three months by the Prince’s Regeneration Trust’s Project Manager, who has managed the capital works phase to date. This is to ensure sufficient crossover of information and learning.

The contract is for a two year term, with the possibility to extend, on the basis of a 30 hour per week contract.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

To take the lead role on behalf of the client in all aspects of the delivery of the Govanhill Baths capital project

To take overall responsibility for ensuring that the client’s design, technical, business planning, functional and operational requirements and ambitions of the project are fully realised through the design, tendering and construction process and that the project is delivered safely, on programme and within budget

To manage the activities of the design team

To ensure effective communication between all levels of the project’s technical, operational and creative teams and associated consultants

To oversee and approve construction budgets, programme milestones, and approve all change and cost control procedures.

To ensure that satisfactory reporting structures are in place and observed in relation to the board of directors, funders and other stakeholders and authorities

To ensure that all statutory requirements and relevant safety standards are met, statutory permissions are in place and relevant conditions are discharged

To engage as required with the community and other potential users of the site, host site visits and make public presentations/lectures about the project

Be at the project site for a minimum of 15hours per week



Minimum of 10 years’ experience in managing capital projects

Ability to apply strategic thinking within operational environments

Strong leadership skills and excellent communication and networking skills

Excellent organisational, project management and report writing skills

Experience of project scheduling and delivering to deadlines

Experience of procurement and planning legislation


Experience of significant and complex design/construction projects including building conservation/listed buildings

Experience of working in a cultural environment

Knowledge and experience of achieving community benefits through capital projects


Circa £50,000 per annum dependent on experience, based on 30 hours per week pro-rata. Applicant must be self employed and have a UTR.

Start date to be negotiated- expected to be in post mid June 2018.


Please provide a summary of your experience and qualifications, making sure to address the key responsibilities and person specification listed above. This should be on no more than two sides of A4, 12point Arial. Please also provide details of two referees. One of whom should be a current/recent employer.

Applications should be sent electronically to

Deadline for applications is 5pm 15th of June 2018


Interviews are scheduled for Friday 22nd of June 2018 at Govanhill Baths.

Shortlisted candidates will notified by 5pm June 18th 2018.

Further information on Govanhill Baths is available at:

This project is funded by the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, BIG Lottery, Historic Environment Scotland, Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Land Fund, the Robertson Trust, Garfield Weston and the Pilgrim Trust.