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.

 

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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: 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.

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 CAPITAL PROJECT DIRECTOR

JOB DESCRIPTION

VISION

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.

WHO WE ARE

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 NEED FOR OUR PROJECT

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.

THE PROJECT

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.

THE ROLE

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

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

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

Desirable

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

SALARY

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.

APPLICATION

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 fatima@govanhillbaths.com

Deadline for applications is 5pm 15th of June 2018

INTERVIEWS

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: www.govanhillbaths.com.

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.

Govanhill Theatre presents – The Doll Doctor 14-19 May

Govanhill Theatre’s production for this year’s Southside Fringe is Glenwyn Parry’s The Doll Doctor.  Translated from the original Welsh language play “Sear Doliau” by David Brown and Directed by Bruce Downie, the play examines our obsession with modernisation, the role of women and the power women hold within our society and asks searching questions about our existence and beliefs.

Jones goes about his business mending dolls in his workshop until The Girl strolls in unannounced. She takes control of running the workshop and appoints a new apprentice The Boy. Both of them play mind games to unsettle Jones and uproot his settled way of doing things.

Tickets are 12 pounds and 7 pounds concession from https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3374950

 

New Exciting Job Opportunities with Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches, our award-winning upcycling project, are looking to recruit three new people to join our ever-growing team.  R2R need a Business Development and Marketing Officer; a Product Development Officer; and a Coordinator for the Scottish Upcycling Network.  Full details for each job are below.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust – Rags to Riches Business Development and Marketing Officer (p/t)

Salary: £14 per hour

Hours: 16 hours a week for 6 months from 25th June to 25th December 2018 (contract can be extended to June 2019- funding dependent)

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 1st of June 2018

Return by email – ragstoriches@govanhillbaths.com

Return by post- Nadine Gorency , Rags to Riches Manager, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

Interviews: Candidates selected for interview will be notified on Monday 4th June Interviews will take place on Thursday 7th June

Please be aware that unfortunately GBCT cannot accommodate interviews outside of this date.

 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust  – Rags to Riches Product Development Officer (p/t)

Salary: £14 per hour

Hours: 16 hours a week for 6 months (25th June – 25th December 2018)

(contract can be extended to June 2019- funding dependent)

Do you want to be part of a team working in one of the most innovative, exciting retail spaces in the Scotland?

Rags to Riches has embarked in a new exciting phase and we are manufacturing upcycled products for our new retail store on Victoria Road. Join our creative and passionate team as we adhere to circular economy framework, find new and efficient manufacturing methods and help people access sustainable upcycled products made right here in Govanhill.

Job Role

The Rags to Riches Product Development Officer is responsible for designing innovative upcycled products from concept, technical specifications documentation, prototyping and be well versed in a wide variety of production methods and materials. She / He will also identify new waste streams and link up with businesses and organisations to help with their Environmental Responsibility policies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and prototype key upcycled products for manufacture
  • Continuous development of current products and develop new ranges
  • Work closely with Project Manager and Retail Manager to implement continual product improvements
  • Identify and source new waste streams opportunities to broaden product ranges
  • Develop and refine processes for gap analysis to help grow a sustainable Rags to Riches business
  • Recommend action to extend product life
  • Work closely with Project Manager to ensure product compliance
  • Work closely with the Rags to Riches team to identify cost efficiencies through

improved sourcing and value

Experience Necessary

  • At least 3 years product design experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, CAD and other graphic/product 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
  • Knowledge or interest of upcycling sector
  • The role will require travel within Glasgow and outwith
  • Hold a driving license

Applications: Please send 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. Also include 3 Images/Examples of previous product design work.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on the Friday 1st of June 2018

Return by email – ragstoriches@govanhillbaths.com

Return by post- Nadine Gorency , Rags to Riches Manager, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

Interviews: Candidates selected for interview will be notified on Monday 4th June Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6th of June

Please be aware that unfortunately GBCT cannot accommodate interviews outside of this date.

 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust – Rags to Riches Scottish Upcycling Network (SUN) Co-ordinator (p/t)

Salary: £12 per hour

Hours: 12 hours a week for 6 months (25th June – 25th December 2018)

(contract can be extended to June 2019- funding dependent)

Rags to Riches has embarked in a new exciting phase and we are setting up a new network to support the upcycling sector in Scotland?

Join our creative and passionate team as we find new ways to help organisations and individuals to think about upcycling and creative reuse as a mainstream and aspirational option for manufacturing, and trading in Scotland and beyond.

Job Role

The Rags to Riches SUN Coordinator will support the sector to come together and bring about change and increase collaboration between upcycling projects, traders and organisations spreading best practices among members and catalyse new upcycling projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate events and forums to facilitate peer learning, support network members, increase the success and sustainability of upcycling and creative reuse practices.
  • Generate and increase partnerships and help strengthen existing connections and mentoring opportunities
  • Develop and facilitate nationwide SUN projects and campaigns
  • Promote SUN to new businesses and traders and increase memberships
  • Work closely with Rags to Riches manager and marketing officer, and contribute to the R2R marketing and business development strategies
  • Develop and create upcycling policies, how-to guides, tools, and resources for the network, and other educational materials
  • Maintain members database and appropriate communication

Experience Necessary

  • At least 3 years Project Coordination experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Be able to take direction and communicate effectively at all levels
  • You will be a confident person who is self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Be pro-active, approachable innovative and analytical
  • Be strategically minded, results driven professional with a practical “can do will do” attitude, and be capable of leading improvements and change
  • The role will require travel within Glasgow and outwith
  • Knowledge of upcycling sector

Applications: Please send 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 1st of June 2018

Return by email – ragstoriches@govanhillbaths.com

Return by post- Nadine Gorency , Rags to Riches Manager, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

Interviews: Candidates selected for interview will be notified on Monday 4th June Interviews will take place on Friday 8th of June

Please be aware that unfortunately GBCT cannot accommodate interviews outside of this date.

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

Govanhill International Carnival and Festival 16th- 26th August 2018

‘Govanhill International Carnival and Festival’ 16th- 26th August.
After the success of our inaugural event last year, dubbed, ‘Scottinghill’,  we are back in 2018 with a spectaular showcase of events, happenings, concerts, talks, walks, workshops, community activities and more, to celebrate the amazing cultural, ethnic, religious and community diversity that exists in Govanhill. We need you to get involved!
For  more information please email carnival@govanhillbaths.com
Thanks

Job Opportunity – Capital Project Director

GOVANHILL BATHS CAPITAL PROJECT DIRECTOR

JOB DESCRIPTION

VISION

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.

WHO WE ARE

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 16, 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 NEED FOR OUR PROJECT

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.

THE PROJECT

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.

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.

THE ROLE

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

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

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

Desirable

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

SALARY

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.

APPLICATION

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 fatima@govanhillbaths.com

Deadline for applications is 5pm 15th May 2018

INTERVIEWS

Interviews are scheduled for the 22nd of May 2018 at Govanhill Baths.

Shortlisted candidates will notified by 5pm May 17th 2018.

Further information on Govanhill Baths is available at: www.govanhillbaths.com.

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.

Whats On at The Baths in April May & June

Click below to download our new Whats On guide for the next quarter, featuring our well-being classes, regular groups and events

whats_on_apr2018

 

Spring Wellbeing Programme

Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s spring programme of Wellbeing classes are now open for registration.   A wide range of FREE activities and classes, open to all, will be running from April to June.

You can try your hand at Angling, Archery, Knitting, Yoga, Creative Writing, Pottery and Drawing.  To find out more or to register for classes call 0141 433 2999 or email info@govanhillbaths.com