Givin' it Laldie

Making Music in the Gorbals

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Welcome to Givin’ it Laldie, where we believe that music is for everyone!

Our music sessions are FREE and are open to everyone – no auditions, no experience and no ability to read music required! We use music to build and strengthen our community, to connect people and to lift lives and improve well being – why not come along and have a go?

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Our Music Groups:

Gorbals Community Choir

Gorbals Community Choir

Wednesdays, 7.15 pm – 9.00 pm, Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens.

Community Choir Details

Gorbals Children's Choir

Gorbals Children's Choir

Tuesdays*, 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm, Blackfriars Primary School or St. Francis Primary School.

Children’s Choir Details

Strum For Life

Strum For Life

Wednesdays, 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm, Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens.

Strum For Life Details

Sing For Life

Sing For Life

Wednesdays, 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm, Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens

Sing For Life Details

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Givin' it Laldie

We are recruiting - please share!

We are looking for a new project worker (3 days a week) to join the team - please share! Info below - please contact givin.it.laldie@gmail.com for an application form 🙂

Givin’ it Laldie Project Worker- Job Description
Job Title: - Givin’ it Laldie Project Worker
Background: - Givin’ it Laldie is a successful and growing Community Music project based in Gorbals in Glasgow. It was created in May 2010 using singing and music-making as a medium to help improve well-being and help build community by addressing issues of poverty, poor health, community divisions and social isolation.
We run multiple weekly music sessions, host regular events and workshops, and perform around the Gorbals and Glasgow more widely. We work closely with partner organisations and provide opportunities to become involved in music-making for people of all ages and backgrounds. These groups include the Gorbals Children’s Choir, set up to address Sectarianism and raise self-esteem, the Gorbals Community Choir, a large choir attracting singers from across Gorbals and beyond, and Sing for Life, a gentle daytime choir with more therapeutic aims attracting mostly socially isolated older adults. We are also in the process of developing new groups thanks to recent funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
Responsibilities:-
The Project Worker will be required to:

• Lead rehearsals for the Gorbals Community Choir and Sing for Life: deliver fun and engaging physical and vocal warm-ups; lead and teach songs that demonstrate a breadth of repertoire and knowledge of singing technique; be highly skilled and motivated, bringing a positive, fun attitude to the work; respond to the challenges of a group with mixed musical ability; prepare the choirs for successful public performance; appreciate the therapeutic benefits of community singing and offer pastoral support and a safe, welcoming environment to help build the confidence and wellbeing of participants.
• Manage the Gorbals Children’s Choir: plan weekly sessions; teach songs; assist with discipline and safeguarding; support and help train leaders and volunteers; liaise with schools and parents.
• Support the delivery of Strum for Life, including leading the children’s group.
• Develop and deliver two new music groups: Gorbals Family Music, a one hour music session for children in p1 – p3 and their families to take part in together, and Gorbals Youth Music, for secondary aged children.
• Assist the Project Leader as required with administrative aspects of the project. This may include managing project databases, assisting with banking, managing small scale projects and events, and networking with local partners, e.g. health and community workers.

The Project Worker will report to the Givin’ it Laldie Project Leader and Board.
The job is currently for 21 hours a week as an employee of Givin’ it Laldie and includes a pension contribution. The Gorbals Children’s Choir takes place on Tuesdays 15.00 – 17.00 and all other groups take place on Wednesdays, beginning at 13.30 and finishing at 21.00.
There may be an option to divide these hours between two candidates as a job-share.
Location: Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow and out and about in the Gorbals as required.
Salary: £25,000 p.a. pro rata (0.6 full time post - £15,000 p.a.). The post includes a pension contribution and employees will be required to join a pension scheme if not already enrolled in one.
Interviews will take place on the evening of Thursday the 9th November between 18.00 and 21.00 and candidates may be required to teach a song.
Person Specification – Project Worker
Criteria
Skills & Experience A highly skilled community singing leader, with experience of running imaginative choir rehearsals with adults and children
Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children who lack confidence
A responsible, organised and highly motivated individual
Excellent verbal communication skills and experience of presenting
Excellent listening skills
Administrative skills including basic competence with Microsoft packages, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email etc.
Good time management and able to work to a deadline
Keyboard skills
Guitar skills
Knowledge Knowledge of technical aspects of group singing and harmony
Broad repertoire of songs and willingness to develop this knowledge
Some understanding of the research on therapeutic benefits of group singing
Willingness to train in child protection/ safeguarding procedures
Personal Attributes and other Requirements Comfortable working with vulnerable adults in a community setting
Excellent people skills, and a willingness to meet the basic needs of vulnerable adults and children
Willing to work s
Givin’ it Laldie Project Worker- Job Description
Job Title: - Givin’ it Laldie Project Worker
Background: - Givin’ it Laldie is a successful and growing Community Music project based in Gorbals in Glasgow. It was created in May 2010 using singing and music-making as a medium to help improve well-being and help build community by addressing issues of poverty, poor health, community divisions and social isolation.
We run multiple weekly music sessions, host regular events and workshops, and perform around the Gorbals and Glasgow more widely. We work closely with partner organisations and provide opportunities to become involved in music-making for people of all ages and backgrounds. These groups include the Gorbals Children’s Choir, set up to address Sectarianism and raise self-esteem, the Gorbals Community Choir, a large choir attracting singers from across Gorbals and beyond, and Sing for Life, a gentle daytime choir with more therapeutic aims attracting mostly socially isolated older adults. We are also in the process of developing new groups thanks to recent funding from the Big Lottery Fund.
Responsibilities:-
The Project Worker will be required to:

• Lead rehearsals for the Gorbals Community Choir and Sing for Life: deliver fun and engaging physical and vocal warm-ups; lead and teach songs that demonstrate a breadth of repertoire and knowledge of singing technique; be highly skilled and motivated, bringing a positive, fun attitude to the work; respond to the challenges of a group with mixed musical ability; prepare the choirs for successful public performance; appreciate the therapeutic benefits of community singing and offer pastoral support and a safe, welcoming environment to help build the confidence and wellbeing of participants.
• Manage the Gorbals Children’s Choir: plan weekly sessions; teach songs; assist with discipline and safeguarding; support and help train leaders and volunteers; liaise with schools and parents.
• Support the delivery of Strum for Life, including leading the children’s group.
• Develop and deliver two new music groups: Gorbals Family Music, a one hour music session for children in p1 – p3 and their families to take part in together, and Gorbals Youth Music, for secondary aged children.
• Assist the Project Leader as required with administrative aspects of the project. This may include managing project databases, assisting with banking, managing small scale projects and events, and networking with local partners, e.g. health and community workers.

The Project Worker will report to the Givin’ it Laldie Project Leader and Board.
The job is currently for 21 hours a week as an employee of Givin’ it Laldie and includes a pension contribution. The Gorbals Children’s Choir takes place on Tuesdays 15.00 – 17.00 and all other groups take place on Wednesdays, beginning at 13.30 and finishing at 21.00.
There may be an option to divide these hours between two candidates as a job-share.
Location: Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow and out and about in the Gorbals as required.
Salary: £25,000 p.a. pro rata (0.6 full time post - £15,000 p.a.). The post includes a pension contribution and employees will be required to join a pension scheme if not already enrolled in one.
Interviews will take place on the evening of Thursday the 9th November between 18.00 and 21.00 and candidates may be required to teach a song.
Person Specification – Project Worker
Criteria
Skills & Experience A highly skilled community singing leader, with experience of running imaginative choir rehearsals with adults and children
Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children who lack confidence
A responsible, organised and highly motivated individual
Excellent verbal communication skills and experience of presenting
Excellent listening skills
Administrative skills including basic competence with Microsoft packages, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email etc.
Good time management and able to work to a deadline
Keyboard skills
Guitar skills
Knowledge Knowledge of technical aspects of group singing and harmony
Broad repertoire of songs and willingness to develop this knowledge
Some understanding of the research on therapeutic benefits of group singing
Willingness to train in child protection/ safeguarding procedures
Personal Attributes and other Requirements Comfortable working with vulnerable adults in a community setting
Excellent people skills, and a willingness to meet the basic needs of vulnerable adults and children
Willing to work some evening and weekend hours
Willingness to work as part of a wider team
Willingness to work collaboratively
Be self-motivated and able to work alone
Willing to join the PVG scheme and meet the safeguarding requirements of the organisation


ome evening and weekend hours
Willingness to work as part of a wider team
Willingness to work collaboratively
Be self-motivated and able to work alone
Willing to join the PVG scheme and meet the safeguarding requirements of the organisation
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We bid a fond farewell to our fabulous project worker Kirstie last week. Kirstie has been a fantastic member of the Givin’ It Laldie team for over four years. We wish Kirstie the very best with her future projects. We are all going to miss Kirstie at GIL.
Here are a few photos of Kirstie at Community Choir last week 😍
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We bid a fond farewell to our fabulous project worker Kirstie last week. Kirstie has been a fantastic member of the Givin’ It Laldie team for over four years. We wish Kirstie the very best with her future projects. We are all going to miss Kirstie at GIL. 
Here are a few photos of Kirstie at Community Choir last week 😍

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