Fundraising Manager, Govanhill Baths Community Trust, Salary: £26k pro rata 17.5 hours per week.  Fixed term to March 2018

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is embarking on an exciting new era in our existence and we need a fundraising expert to help. Later this year we are launching a community share offer with the support from Community Shares Scotland to raise the final sum needed for the capital works and to bring the facility into community control. This will involve engaging a broad range of investors, working closely with the Trust Board and staff to achieve our goals. A new fundraiser will help us achieve this, while building a new fundraising strategy for the sustainable future of Govanhill Baths after refurbishment. If you believe in our project, and have the fundraising skills to help, we want to hear from you.
Specific Tasks

Community Shares

Draft an engaging and informative share offer document to compliment the business plan

Finalise Community Shares strategy for launch

Use different digital and offline tools to make the share offer accessible to everyone

Ensure our offer is achieving Standard Mark expectations

Support the Trust in developing a member management system

Adapt to changing circumstances

Work with Community Shares Scotland and Crowdfunder to launch share

Engage staff in the plans and activities for the campaign



Build on relationships with existing Trust supporters and local networks

Work with a diverse community to explain new developments in the capital works plans

Develop new relationships with potential local investors

Seek ways to involve local people in the fundraising plans and activities

Reach new audiences with the Baths’ story



Implement and evaluate fun and creative marketing strategies for fundraising campaigns

Commission materials such as videos, infographics, leaflets, questionnaires, and banners

Manage online fundraising interfaces and branding

Ensure the website fundraising and communications information is up to date.


Strategy and Governance

Lead on drafting a new Baths’ fundraising strategy

Design, deliver, and evaluate fundraising strategies and plans to budget and timescale

Write reports to meet deadlines as needed

Manage and lead the identification of, and approaches to trusts and foundations that have not previously supported our work

Submit further applications for funding

Write tailored applications, addressing grant-making priorities or requirements as specified by individual trusts and foundations.

Develop and maintain reporting and application systems

Work closely with Trust Manager to develop strong financial operations systems for managing incoming funds

Identify and submit applications for prizes and awards that will raise the profile of Govanhill Baths Community Trust



Advertise and recruit volunteers as required to support the functions of the fundraising team

Carry out volunteer training

Manage and supervise volunteers


Personal Specification


We are looking for an exceptional team player who has…

Experience running large fundraising campaigns with community-run organisations

Creative marketing and outreach ideas

A proven record of successful applications for substantial funding from Trusts and other grant-making bodies

Demonstrable ability to develop relationships with new investors

Experience of researching fundraising opportunities

Worked within the community sector in Scotland

Worked remotely with different team members

Track record of working alone to achieve targets

Previous experience of Community Shares (desirable)

Worked within a diverse community (desirable)
Skills and Competencies

Excellent written skills with the ability to produce concise and creative copy, whether for leaflets or annual reports

High standard of computer literacy (Microsoft office applications and online social media platforms)

Meticulous attention to detail, and an eye for anticipating risks

Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise own workload with minimum supervision

Excellent communication and presentation skills required to build relationships with potential donors

Knowledge of UK Trusts and Foundations and Corporate giving in general, with a community focus in particular

Knowledge of contracts and VAT issues desirable.

Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure.

Ability to understand and generate budgets.

Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed timeframes

Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for fundraising campaign


If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter, CV, and two references to by 6 June. Interviews will be the next week.

Join us on June 2nd to explore the ‘Changing Rooms’ of Govanhill Baths, as we reveal the new design of the building. Diving headfirst into the next stage of our redevelopment, you’ll get a chance to meet the architects and have your say on the design drawings.

Are there enough spaces for activities?
What are the facilities like for kids?
Have we thought through the different needs for local people?

There will be music, arty fun for all the family and a free, shared meal courtesy of Govanhill Monday Free Dinner – not to mention guided tours around our beloved Edwardian bathhouse, where you can submerge yourself in it’s rich history while seeing how the spaces will be renewed next year.

Here at the Baths we’re looking to the future, so grab your goggles and join in – united we will swim again!

Zdarma Jedlo, Hudba a Rodinna Zabava
Mancare gratis, muzica si distractie in familie!
مفت میں کھانا، میوسک اور فیملی مزہ

Artist-cum-archaeologist Mitch Miller from Glasgow Dialectograms will be developing a new work onsite, and there’ll be music from Randolph’s Leap, a Roma band, the Irish Heritage Foundatoin’s youth group, Sistema Scotland‘s ‘Big Noise’ and more, all for free! Watch this space. . . .

The ever-growing Southside Fringe Festival is back at the Baths for the third year.  For the next ten days there is an exciting programme of music and theatre events.

The Paper Bag is  new play by award winning Ppaywright Heloise Thual. This premiered at the Tron theatre in Glasgow in March 2016 and Director Lesley Eadie is bringing it to the Steamie theatre at the Baths on Thu 19th May for three nights.  Tickets are £10/8 from

On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May, 9.30pm, Kabakunst is a collaborative Kabarett Theatre Project including performance and music.  The Creative Martyrs (pictured below) and a whole host of friends come together in the main swimming pool for what List magazine described as “a curious, bawdy hinterland between the Weimar Republic and Noel Coward”. Tickets £10 from

Peach, Oscar and the Dragon’s Tears is a modern fairytale for all ages.  Join Louna Productions in the main pool on Saturday 21 May, on this interactive storytelling adventure following a brave girl and her cat – expect swashbuckling fights, singing peas and a caramel munching dragon…that loves heavy metal music!  No tickets are required, entry is by donation to Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Our in-house theatre company Govanhill Theatre will be staging a production of Morgan Malcolm’s The Wasp.  Directed by Bruce Downie The Wasp tells the story of two old school friends whose lives have taken very different paths brought back together by circumstance – and a case full of cash.  Tickets are £10/8 from,  but there are £1 tickets available for each show for people resident in the G42 postcode area – for details of the £1 Govanhill Ticket Offer, email or call Jim on 0141 433 2999.

On Thursday 26 May, at 5.30pm, the last of the events about the next stage of The Baths refurbishment takes place.  Following on from the series of community consultations, What Now for Govanhill Baths? Is a panel discussion featuring some the Bath’s most high profile supporters. Nicola Fisher was one the organisers of the Save Our Pool campaign in 2001, A Calder Street resident and respected Trade Unionist, anti-racism and anti-war campaigner, she has been involved for the full 15 years of the campaign and brings a unique first-hand insight.  Darren “Loki” McGarvey is a writer, rapper and community activist. Loki is known for his commentary on arts and politics in Scotland as well as his work in the field of violence reduction, and has been a contributor and supporter of the Baths music and arts programme since the re-opening in 2012. Lesley Riddoch is a writer and broadcaster, whose book Blossom was a best-seller in the lead up to the Scottish referendum.  She has written in the past about Govanhill Baths and community ownership and appeared at several events at the Baths since the re-opneing of the building. Campaigning human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar represented the Save Our Pool campaign and was a Trustee for the Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

This unique event will discuss the way forward for The Baths, what it measn to those involved and gives the public the opportunity to discuss what happens next.  This event is FREE.

After 14 years of determined campaigning the Govanhill Baths Community Trust are proud to announce that the people of Govanhill will indeed be swimming again in the historic Govanhill Baths!

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Trust £1.2million to begin work on the first phase (Phase1b) to bring the building back into operation. The total investment will be 4.1 million which will cover both the development and design of the project and the restoration and refurbishment of the building. Investment has come from a variety of sources including the Big Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, Glasgow City Council, various foundations and Trusts as well as a contribution from the Trust.
The refurbishment is scheduled to being in 2017 and will bring into service the Ladies’ pool, Learners’ pool, Turkish Suite and Sauna, Gym, Rooftop Gardens, a Community Kitchen and Multipurpose community spaces. While the former public washhouse, or ‘steamie’, will be turned into a theatre venue and community events and arts space.
Between now and when the refurbishment begins the Trust will be organising extensive community consultations and information events to make sure the community is fully informed and involved in the restoration of our beloved building.
The GBCT has agreed to raise 200,000 to support the restoration. We will be organising various fundraising events in the next 12 months including a production of the play, ‘The Steamie’, through to a ‘Sponsor a Swim’ where individuals can raise money through a sponsored swim and ‘Sponsor a tile’ where people can purchase a tile which will be included in the final restoration.
These are exciting times for the GBCT and the people of Govanhill.

The Board of Trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who helped make this happen. It’s been a long fight but we made it.
United We Will Swim!

Although the Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is still a long way off from achieving the ultimate aim of a fully integrated ‘Wellbeing Centre’, they have made significant achievements towards this goal.  One key element of the importance of the Baths to Govanhill was that it brought together the richly-diverse community into a facility that they could share.

Since the opening of the centre in February 2012, the community meeting room, the workshop space and community kitchen have been used extensively by a wide range of groups, reflecting the cultural, ethnic and social diversity of Govanhill.  There are 57 different organisations using the spaces.  These range from craft groups such as ‘Cast-Offs’, the weekly knitting and crocheting group, to church groups, such as a Romanian Christian group and a Hindu prayer meeting.  A partnership with Castlemilk Law Centre provides much needed welfare and financial advice.

The Trust’s own community programme, taking in cooking classes; yoga sessions;  the ‘Rags to Riches’ upcycling project; the Emporium charity shop; and other health related activities, has successfully reached out to the locals, offering many people a step back into their community, building confidence and skills.  These aspects of GBCT’s activities have recruited volunteers who go on to add to the range of assets and skills we have at our disposal.

However, ticking the box for community use or the sharing of the space by diverse groups, is only a small, if significant, step.

The future lies in realising the goal of a Wellbeing Centre, a community resource that caters for the social, mental and physical health of the community.  This development will restore the swimming pools and Turkish baths to their former glory, establish a permanent arts and events space in the Steamie (the former public laundry), and create indoor and outdoor gardens on the upper floor and roof of Govanhill Baths.

For more information please download pdf Our Future