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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.

Visit 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: 24/02/2019
Interviews will be held 05/03/19 between 5:00pm and 7:00pm

Tom Leonard

Govanhill Baths 2019 “This is Not a Burns Night” and tribute to Tom Leonard featured Rab Wilson, Victoria McNulty, Chris McQueer, Jim Ferguson and Tracy Harvey, with music by Abi Normal, and was hosted by Jim Monaghan. It was recorded at the Rum Shack, Glasgow.


The latest edition of Govanhill Baths’ What’s On guide is now available to view online or download (link below). Covering January to March, it includes all our Wellbeing Classes, Rags To Riches Workshops, new Youth Club, and much more.

Download What’s On Guide (PDF)

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Govanhill Baths Community Trust has a new vacancy for a sessional Drawing Tutor. Job description can be downloaded in link below.

Applications must be made by email by submitting a covering letter outlining how you meet the required skills and why you would like the post, a CV, and examples of your own work or website links.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on the 15th January 2019.

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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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Download Application Form


GARN Artists’ Brief

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

Download Full Brief


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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Download Application Form

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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

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

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

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



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.