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Govanhill Baths Finance Officer

Salary: £30,000 pro rata plus 4% pension
15 hours per week. Initial term until 31st March 2023

As our organisation reaches this exciting time in our history, we are looking for a self-motivated individual with experience in administration to develop and run the day- to-day finances. You’ll be based in our Govanhill office as part of a small, committed management team. This is a part- time role and we’re flexible on agreeing hours that suit for all.

Initially, we can offer the role with funding to March 2023, with the intention of further extensions beyond that as part of the core back-office team for Govanhill Baths.

Application

Applications should be made via email and marked ‘Finance Officer: Confidential’ and emailed to info@govanhillbaths.com.

Deadline: Applications must be in by 9.00am Friday 15th July – please note this deadline has been extended from the initial date outlined in the Job Description below.

The Trust conforms to all the requirements of the Equality Act and its Duties under Positive Action.

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Govanhill Baths Arts Support Worker, Creative Sounds Workshops

Salary: Hourly Rate £12.
18.5 hours over 5 weeks.

Working hours:

  • 1 hour briefing meeting before 29th June (1 hour)
  • Weds 29th June / 12:30 – 16.00 / The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, G41 2PZ
  • Weds 6th July / 12:30 – 16.00 / The Deep End
  •  Weds 13th July / 12:30 – 16.00 / The Deep End
  • Weds 20th July / 10:00 – 17.00 / Day Trip to the beach (pick-up and drop off arranged for workshop attendees and staff from the Deep End)
  • 18.5 hours total.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is looking to recruit a freelance Support Worker to help support a series of 4 x creative sound workshops at Govanhill Baths in late June and July.

A support worker is needed to generally help ensure the smooth and safe running of the sessions and help create a supported atmosphere for participants. The workshop will have between 6-8 participants.

These 4 x workshop sessions will involve participants getting together to listen to radio, sounds of nature as well as learning how to make their own soundscapes. There will be some reflective conversations around how the listening activities have made participants feel (e.g. relaxed, curious etc.) The sessions form part of a research project for the Baths, which is looking at the ways sound might be used as a tool to help us relax and support our mental health.

Application

We need your personal details, CV and two referees to complete this application. Your details and attachments are submitted using this form.
Deadline 9:00am, 14 June 2022

Technician

Salary: £ £8,985 for 15 hours a week (full time equivalent £22,425)
Plus 4% pension
Fixed term 9th May 2022 – 31st March 2023 (extension likely, funding dependent)

An exciting opportunity has opened up at Govanhill Baths Community Trust for an experienced Technician to join the Rags to Riches team of staff and volunteers. We are looking to recruit a Technician to help us manage and maintain our workshops and machinery at our recycling and upcycling hub at The Deep End.

As part of your role you will be required to assemble and maintain our Precious Plastics machinery and provide upkeep for our woodworking and sewing machines. You’ll also be involved in ensuring our spaces are clean, safe and ready for public use as we host a variety of workshops and community programmes from our spaces.

If successful, you’ll join a vibrant team of creative professionals who are passionate about the circular economy, our local community and knowledge sharing.

As a part of this role, some driving will be expected so a full drivers licence is required.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is a grassroots anchor organisation based in Govanhill. Our goal is to re-open the Govanhill Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and at the same time contribute to the wider social, health, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill.

Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Application

Applicants will be required to outline, by referring to the job description and specification, their relevant experience, qualifications and information as to why they believe they are the right person for the post and what they can bring to the ongoing development of the Govanhill Baths Trust. A CV may also be attached.

Format: No more than 2 sides of A4 paper using 12 point font.

NOTE: Applications exceeding the required format will be rejected.

Applications should be made via email and marked ‘Rag to Riches Technician: Confidential’ and emailed to info@govanhillbaths.com

No hard copies will be accepted.

Deadline: Applications must be in by 9am Friday 03 June.

Interviews: TBC

The Trust conforms to all the requirements of the Equality Act and its Duties under Positive Action. Applicants from members of minority/members of protected characteristic groups are particularly invited to apply.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust, 126 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7QP

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Govanhill Youth Club Sessional Youth Worker

Salary: Hourly Rate £10.00ph
3 – 10 hours per week.
Average working hours will be 5pm to 8pm Tuesday – Thursday

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed sessional youth workers to help deliver a programme of activities for the Govanhill Youth Club.
The Govanhill Youth Club is an Arts based project aimed at 8-18 year olds in the local community. Our sessions are based around the interests of the young people in 8-week blocks. We will also work on activism, outdoor learning, seasonal activities and seasonal events which involve the wider community coming together. Govanhill Youth Club is passionate about inclusion for all and aims to provide a service designed by the group members and tailored to meet their needs, interests and provide support to the young people who may need help filling out forms and completing CVs.

Application

Please provide a covering letter of no more than 1 side of A4 outlining how you meet the key qualities of the post. You may also provide a CV.

We will also require two most recent work references sent to youth@govanhillbaths.com no later than Monday 06 June 2022.

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People’s Pantry Driver

16 hours a month as minimum. (It is likely there will be many more hours)
£9.90 per hour plus 4% pension
16th May 2022- 31st March 2023

An exciting opportunity exists for a Driver to join the team of staff and volunteers at the Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT).  We are looking to recruit an experienced delivery driver to help deliver the aims of the People’s Pantry.  

Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is a grassroots anchor organisation based in Govanhill. Our goal is to re-open the Govanhill Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and at the same time contribute to the wider social, health, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill. 

Application:

Applicants will be required to outline why they believe they are the right person for the post. 

Format: No more than 2 sides of A4 paper using 12 point font. 

Applications should be made via email and marked ‘People’s Pantry Driver: Confidential’ and emailed to peoplespantry@govanhillbaths.com. 

Deadline: Applications must be in by 9.00am Monday 9th May 2022.
Interviews: Wednesday 11th  May 2022

The Trust conforms to all the requirements of the Equality Act and its Duties under Positive Action. Applicants from members of minority/members of protected characteristic groups are particularly invited to apply.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust, 126 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7QP

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Woodwork Facilitator

Salary: £9118.20 for 15 hours a week (full time equivalent £22,796)
Plus 4% pension
Fixed term 9th May 2022 – 31st March 2023 (extension likely, funding dependent)

An exciting opportunity has opened up at Govanhill Baths Community Trust for an experienced Woodwork Facilitator to join the Rags to Riches team of staff and volunteers. We are looking to recruit a Woodwork Facilitator to help us deliver our community builds, make products and facilitate workshops.

As part of your role you will be required to project manage our community build projects in our local community, along with working with our Woodwork Assistant to make upcycled wooden products and deliver practical upcycling workshops to members of our community. You’ll also be expected to work alongside our Technician to ensure our woodworking workshop is kept clean, safe and ready for public use as we use the space to host a variety of workshops and community programmes.

If successful, you’ll join a vibrant team of creative professionals who are passionate about the circular economy, our local community and knowledge sharing.

As a part of this role, some driving will be expected so a full drivers licence is required.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is a grassroots anchor organisation based in Govanhill. Our goal is to re-open the Govanhill Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and at the same time contribute to the wider social, health, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill.

Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Application

Applicants will be required to outline, by referring to the job description and specification, their relevant experience, qualifications and information as to why they believe they are the right person for the post and what they can bring to the ongoing development of the Govanhill Baths Trust. A CV may also be attached.

Format: No more than 2 sides of A4 paper using 12 point font.

NOTE: Applications exceeding the required format will be rejected.

Applications should be made via email and marked ‘Rag to Riches Woodwork Facilitator: Confidential’ and emailed to info@govanhillbaths.com.

No hard copies will be accepted.

Deadline: Applications must be in by 9am Monday 25th April.

Interviews: Wednesday 4th May 2022.

The Trust conforms to all the requirements of the Equality Act and its Duties under Positive Action. Applicants from members of minority/members of protected characteristic groups are particularly invited to apply.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust, 126 Calder Street, Glasgow G42 7QP

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HIDDEN

Two Permanent Works in the new Baths Building

Govanhill Baths is excited to announce two public art commissions for the building reopening as a Wellbeing Centre in 2023. We are seeking two Glasgow-based artists and keen to receive applications from people who self-identify as being from groups that are underrepresented in the arts. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their commitment to the grassroots activism represented by the work of the Govanhill Baths and to socially engaged arts practice.

1. Timeline Mural

The Trust is seeking an artwork that captures the full, varied, and exciting history of Govanhill Baths and the wider community it serves. That history extends from the municipalisation of Glasgow in the earlier 20th century, to the recent years of activism and community empowerment.
The Timeline Mural will be on wall that extends from the east side of the building that is the boundary of the Peace Garden. Although fixed to the wall the mural does not have to be 2D. We will be interested to receive proposals that allow the mural to be received via multiple senses.

2. Glass Balustrade and Screen

The Trust is seeking engaging artwork for a glass balustrade and screen, prominently located in the foyer, at the main entrance and exit of the building. The artwork will reflect the history of the Baths since the occupation of the building in 2001, the depth of engagement with the community and the grassroots activism at the core of the culture of the organisation.

Each commission has a budget of £7500, includes fee and production, to be managed by the artist and Arts Manager.

Click to download the Artist Brief and how to apply

Deadline 9am, 25 April 2022

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are looking for new Board members and that could be you!

Govanhill Baths Community Trust has reached a very exciting time in its 20 year campaign to open the Baths as a wellbeing centre for the community of Govanhill. We are now looking for committed individuals to join our Board for the next part of the amazing journey of opening the Baths after over 20 years of campaigning and fundraising.

We have been awarded significant funding to help make this happen and we want to do the best we can for the community. The refurbishment will bring the Ladies’ pool, Learners’ pool, Turkish Suite and Sauna into service as well as providing a gym, community kitchen/cafe and multi-purpose community spaces. With the refurbishment of the building underway, we are looking forward to opening the Baths and how we make that a success.
Throughout the refurbishment, Govanhill Baths continues to develop 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 groundwork to put systems and procedures in place for when the building reopens. Govanhill Baths now has a base in the Deep End in Nithsdale Street, where many of our activities take place, as well as small offices in Calder Street and Alison Street.

What skills, experience and expertise are we looking for?

To support our growth and development, we want to bring additional expertise to the Board and are looking for people with experience in operations including facilities management, health and safety and IT. We also need skills in fundraising, charity law and marketing and we always value local knowledge of our community.

What do we expect of board members?

Our 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.
We meet the first Tuesday of the month and expect regular attendance at meetings alongside reading reports, draft policies and proposals in advance of meetings. We have development days at least twice a year for more in depth strategic development.

What will I get out of it?

You will learn all about our different projects and how they work, get in depth access to the construction project, input into what the building is going to feel like and how it will operate. There will be opportunities for training and to represent the organisation at events. You will get priority access to some of our activities, copies of our publications and meet new people as we are a friendly and welcoming organisation.

What are the requirements?

Board members are required to live within a mile of Govanhill Baths, which extends to Pollokshields, Mount Florida and Shawlands. Applicants from further afield can be considered if they have particular skills we need.
We support and encourage diversity on the Board and especially welcome applications from the many community groups and individuals within the Govanhill area who have helped to shape Govanhill Baths Community Trust activities up to now.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming a Board member and have some of the skills we are looking for, simply complete the application form (link below) and return to volunteer@govanhillbaths.com. We encourage applications from all who believe they can contribute effectively regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

Applications to be a Board member must be received by 5:30pm on Monday 28th February 2022. Interviews will take place during March with appointments to the Board at the beginning of April.

If you want to know more before applying

If you are interested and want to learn more, we plan to hold an online information session on the Tuesday 8th February at 7pm, or you can join us in person on Tuesday 22nd February at 7pm in the Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, to hear more about what the Board does and what might be expected in the role as a Board member. If you would like to join either session please email info@govanhillbaths.com to register.

If you can’t make either of these sessions you can contact Alex Wilde, the Board Chair at alex@govanhillbaths.com with your questions.

Application Form

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Govanhill Baths Board Members – Voluntary Positions

Expertise in finance, HR and property management preferred.

Govanhill Baths is looking for new board members who can bring specialist skills and knowledge to an exciting local project. We would like to recruit people with professional experience of finance, human resources and property management.

We have been awarded substantial grant money to bring the building back into operation. We have also secured 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. Most community share holders are people who live locally and take a keen interest in the progress Govanhill Baths is making.

The refurbishment will bring the Ladies’ pool, Learners’ pool, Turkish Suite and Sauna into service as well as providing a gym, community kitchen/cafe and multi-purpose community spaces.

Throughout the refurbishment, Govanhill Baths will maintain 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. Govanhill Baths is now based in the Deep End in Nithsdale Street, where its staff are located and some arts activities take place.
Our current 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. This means that they have a high profile in the local community and are all approachable people. Board members are required to live within a mile of Govanhill Baths, which extends to Pollokshields, Mount Florida and Shawlands.

The Board currently meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm at the Deep End in Nithsdale Street.

For all enquiries and for an application pack please contact alex@govanhillbaths.com