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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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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

Coming Soon – Rags to Riches new retail outlet

Govanhills Baths Community Trust’s award-winning upcycling project Rags to Riches have secured new premises for a retail outlet on Victoria Road.  Our team are busy preparing the shop for a planned opening in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shop will sell Rags to Riches own branded products as well as a range of other upcycled products from projects and practitioners across Scotland and beyond.  If you want to know more or are interested in getting involved email Nadine ragstoriches@govanhillbaths.com

International Womens Day Festival at Govanhill Baths

Women and the 21 st Century Environment

A Festival for International Women’s Day 2018

07 – 10 March 2018

Supported by Glasgow Life Vibrancy Fund

International Women’s Day began in 1909 in New York as a celebration of the movement for Women’s Rights. It was adopted by the UN in 1975 and is celebrated around the world each year on 8th March. This Festival, organised by Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Rags to Riches in conjunction with Crossroad YCA, CREW recovery group and Free Period Scotland Campaign will continue that tradition of celebrating the movement for Women’s rights.

EXHIBITION

FREE PERIOD SCOTLAND

Wed 07 Mar – Sat 10 Mar

The Foyer Govanhill Baths

The exhibition will kick-off the Festival with a launch on Wednesday 07 March with a talk by Victoria Heaney of Free Period Scotland. For the duration of the exhibition a collection of donations of period products will take place which will be given to Glasgow Womens’s Night Shelter for Refugees.

FREE

RAGS TO RICHES WORKSHOPS

Thu 08 March 2018

A series of workshops looking at the environmental impact of disposable sanitary products and a chance to learn new skills in a safe and relaxed environment. 

Workshop 1 Enviromenstrual

This workshop will include a discussion around the disposal and environmental impact of menstrual products.We will also support participants to create their own re-usable menstrual pads using basic sewing skills.

Workshops 2 PANTS! – Make Your Own

This workshop will involve gaining skills to make your own pants out of recycled textile materials.

Workshop 3 Liberation Poster Printing

Upcycled printing workshop themed around gender, environment and climate adaptation slogans

Workshop 4 Enviromenstrual

A repeat of Workshop 1 for in the evening providing access for those who  are not able to attend the day workshop.

These workshops are women only and are FREE, to register for the workshops contact Nadine ragstoriches@govanhillbaths.com

 

ONE-WOMAN SHOWS 

Fri 09 and Sat 10 March 2018

Confessionals by Victoria McNulty

Fri 09 Mar 7.30pm

Confessionals by Victoria McNulty is a story of domestic violence and Glasgows football culture, fist performed at the Visible Womens Festival and now published by Speculative Books.

The Drift by Hannah Lavery

Sat 10 Mar 7.30pm

The Drift by writer and poet Hanna Lavery is a one-woman show looking at issues of identity and the colonial experience. It was first performed as part of the Workers Theatre Megaphone Residencies for women of colour.

Entry by donation

Re-Advertisement – Job Opportunity with Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches, our award-winning upcycling project, is looking for a Manager for our new retail outlet. A full job description and details of how to apply are included below.

 

Rags to Riches Retail Manager

Application form Rags to Riches Retail Manager

Start and Finish: 26th February 2018 – 30th February 2020

Salary: £23,800 plus 3% pension

Hours: Full time. 35 Hours, Flexible working shifts around a six day week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-7pm.

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 and extensive knowledge of the Upcycling Sector in Scotland

Job Role:
The Rags to Riches Retail Manager, will report directly to the Rags to Riches Manager and be responsible for delivering the commercial excellence of our new Retail Outlet. They will be the role model for exceptional customer service and through inspirational leadership develop your team of staff and volunteers to be ambassadors for Rags to Riches and the Scottish Upcycling sector. They will combine experience, commercial insight and excellent visual merchandising skills to continually grow the success of Rags to Riches and the Scottish Upcycling Network.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the operational and financial management of the Retail Outlet
  • Manage the creation of practical workloads for staff and volunteers
  • Responsible for online marketing and sales of products, events and courses
  • Work with the Project Manager and Product Development Manager to procure stock
  • Reporting insights into customer buying patterns
  • Work with the Project Manager to increase sales and grow the Retail Outlet and the Scottish Upcycling Network
  • Responsible, under the terms of the Trust policies and relevant legislation, for providing a safe working environment that is conducive to the well-being of employees, volunteers and contractors.
  • Stay abreast with and ensure that the Trust operates in accordance with developments in legislation relevant to its work.


Essential Experience:

  • Experience working as a Retail Manager
  • Experience in working within or knowledge of the Upcycling sector
  • Managed turnovers of at least £50k per year
  • Experience in online marketing and sales of merchandise
  • Experience in working with an accounting system such as Sage
  • Will have managed a small to medium sized team of staff and/or volunteers
  • Strong creative visual experience/aesthetic
  • Extensive knowledge of/or experience of working within a deprived community
  • High levels of professionalism and organisational skills

Desirable Experience

  • Managing a social enterprise
  • Aware of issues of racism, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity
  • Drivers Licence

Applications: CVs will not be accepted. Applications for the post must be made by:-

  1. Completing the Application Form, and;
  2. 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 9th of February 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 the 12th of February. Interviews will take place on 16th February. Please be aware that unfortunately GBCT cannot accommodate interviews outside of this date.

Employment commencing: Monday the 26th of February 2018

 

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

Two Exciting New Job Opportunities with Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches, our award-winning upcycling project, is looking for a Manager and an Assistant Manager for our new retail outlet. A full job descriptions and details of how to apply are included below.

 

Rags to Riches Retail Manager

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Start and Finish: 29th January 2018 – 30th February 2020

Salary: £23,800 plus 3% pension

Hours: Full time. 35 Hours, Flexible working shifts around a six day week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-7pm.

A 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 and extensive knowledge of the Upcycling Sector in Scotland

Job Role:
The Rags to Riches Retail Manager, will report directly to the Rags to Riches Manager and be responsible for delivering the commercial excellence of our new Retail Outlet. They will be the role model for exceptional customer service and through inspirational leadership develop your team of staff and volunteers to be ambassadors for Rags to Riches and the Scottish Upcycling sector. They will combine experience, commercial insight and excellent visual merchandising skills to continually grow the success of Rags to Riches and the Scottish Upcycling Network.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the operational and financial management of the Retail Outlet
  • Manage the creation of practical workloads for staff and volunteers
  • Responsible for online marketing and sales of products, events and courses
  • Work with the Project Manager and Product Development Manager to procure stock
  • Reporting insights into customer buying patterns
  • Work with the Project Manager to increase sales and grow the Retail Outlet and the Scottish Upcycling Network
  • Responsible, under the terms of the Trust policies and relevant legislation, for providing a safe working environment that is conducive to the well-being of employees, volunteers and contractors.
  • Stay abreast with and ensure that the Trust operates in accordance with developments in legislation relevant to its work.


Essential Experience:

  • Experience working as a Retail Manager
  • Experience in working within or knowledge of the Upcycling sector
  • Managed turnovers of at least £50k per year
  • Experience in online marketing and sales of merchandise
  • Experience in working with an accounting system such as Sage
  • Will have managed a small to medium sized team of staff and/or volunteers
  • Strong creative visual experience/aesthetic
  • Extensive knowledge of/or experience of working within a deprived community
  • High levels of professionalism and organisational skills

Desirable Experience

  • Managing a social enterprise
  • Aware of issues of racism, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity
  • Drivers Licence

Applications: CVs will not be accepted. Applications for the post must be made by:-

  1. Completing the Application Form, and;
  2. 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 12th of January 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 the 17th of January. Interviews will take place on 19th January. Please be aware that unfortunately GBCT cannot accommodate interviews outside of this date.

Employment commencing: Monday the 29th of January 2018

 

Rags to Riches Assistant Retail Manager (p/t)

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Start and Finish: 29th January 2018 – 30th February 2020

Salary: £11,500 plus 3% pension

Hours: Part-Time 17.5hrs. Flexible working shifts around a six day week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-7pm.

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


Job Role:
The Riches Assistant Retail Manager, you will report directly to the Retail Manager and be responsible for helping to deliver the commercial excellence of our new Retail Outlet. They will be the role model for exceptional customer service and through inspirational leadership develop our team of staff and volunteers to be ambassadors for Rags to Riches and the Scottish Upcycling Network. They will combine experience, commercial insight and excellent visual merchandising skills to continually grow the success of Rags to Riches and the Scottish Upcycling Network and look to exceed targets year on year.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting on the day to day operational and financial management of the Retail Outlet
  • Supervise staff and volunteers as required
  • Processing online sales of products, events and courses
  • Responsible for stocktaking
  • Act as Manager of the Outlet in the absence of the Retail Manager


Essential Experience:

  • Experience working as an Assistant Retail Manager or Supervisor
  • Experience in working within or knowledge of the Upcycling sector
  • Experience in online marketing and sales of merchandise
  • Experience in supervising a small sized team of staff and/or volunteers
  • Strong creative visual experience/aesthetic
  • Knowledge of/or experience of working within a deprived community
  • High levels of professionalism and organisational skills
  • Drivers Licence

Desirable Experience

  • Working in a social enterprise
  • Aware of issues of racism, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity

Applications: CVs will not be accepted. Applications for the post must be made by:-

  1. Completing the Application Form, and;
  2. 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 12th of January 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 the 15th of January. Interviews will take place on 17th January. Please be aware that unfortunately GBCT cannot accommodate interviews outside of this date.

Employment commencing: Monday the 29th of January 2018

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

Govanhill International Carnival 2017

Govanhill International Carnival 2017 will take place on Saturday August 26th . We will be celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Govanhill as the most diverse community in Scotland with a street parade, workshops, music, art and happenings.
For the Parade we are looking for street and carnival performers and musicians to take part.  We are also looking for community, local or voluntary groups who would like to work with Rags to Riches to make their own banner to march under.
If you are would like further information please email fatima@govanhillbaths.com

Rags to Riches Upcycling courses

There are still a few places left on Rags to Riches’ upcycling courses starting from tomorrow (23 August).  The soft toys course is on Tuesdays, Book Binding course is on Wednesdays, Denim patchwork throws on Thursdays.

All courses are FREE at 10am-12noon and run for six weeks.

For more information or to register for the course email or call Nadine ragstorisches@govanhillbaths.com 0141 433 2999.

 

This is Not a Craft fair 2015

Please join Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s Rags to Riches project on our 4th Edition of This Is Not A Craft Fair on Saturday 5th December 2015.

Over the past few years Rags to Riches’s craft events have provided a platform to a range of amazing local artists, designers and makers who all work with post-consumer waste to create innovative eco, handmade and upcycled products. Our fair is the one stop shop for all things upcycled and we will have a wide range of upcycled gifts on offer from furniture, jewellery, homeware and fashion.

Items will include amongst others:
– Camera jewellery and piano furniture from Altronica
– Ring pull jewellery from Wow Trash Treasures
– Carve your own spoon from locally sourced Scottish hardwoods from Rags and Bone workshop’s Lost Soup Kitchen
– Tweed bumbags from Betty Spoke
– Aprons, bags, draft excluders and purses made with duvets covers, vintage curtains and interior designers out of date fabric sample books from Rags to Riches
– Along with cable spool stools and pallet furniture from Rags to Riches
– Blinged up hoodies from Lucy Barge
– And many other quirky, unique upcycled handmade gifts from our volunteers and other emerging local makers.
– Nature wreaths from Urban Roots.
– Good old fashion knitwear from Cast-Offs

Yummy foods will be served in the cafe and local food produce avaiabale to purchase from Urban Roots.

Join us for a unique and soulful Christmas shopping experience.

Rags To Riches wins “Greener Together” Award

We are pleased to announce that Govanhill Baths Community Trust was awarded the Scottish Government’s Greener Together Award 2015 for its Rags to Riches project.The award was presented to us by Nicola Sturgeon.
The Awards, which celebrate and reward communities for environmental action, are now in their third year. They are part of our wider ‘Greener Together’ campaign, which encourages everyone across the country to play their part in making Scotland a greener and more sustainable nation.
www.greenerscotland.org/why-live-greener/greener-communities/2015-greener-together-award