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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4 weeks ago

Givin' it Laldie

We are recruiting!

JOB TITLE
Manager: Givin' it Laldie

BACKGROUND
Givin' it Laldie is a successful and developing Community Music project based in Gorbals in Glasgow. We are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, SCO43406. Our patron is Ricky Ross, lead singer of the Scottish band Deacon Blue. Gorbals is a rapidly changing area on the south bank of the River Clyde, containing a wide mixture of housing stock, housing both old and new residents and a number of asylum seekers and refugees, and including some areas of multiple deprivation. The area is part of the City Council's “Thriving Places” project, focusing on partnership working to plan, resource and deliver services together with local communities.

Givin' it Laldie was set up in 2010 with a view to using singing and music-making as a medium to help bring communities together and improve well-being by addressing issues of poverty, poor health, community division and social isolation.

We run 9 music sessions on a weekly basis, some with partner organisations, for people of all ages and backgrounds. Givin' it Laldie's flag-ship groups are our Gorbals Children's Choir, set up to help address sectarianism and to raise self-esteem; Gorbals Community Choir, a choir attracting singers from across Gorbals and beyond; Sing for Life, a day-time singing group for those looking for a safe nurturing space to use singing to help improve well-being and health; and Strum for Life, a community guitar group with classes for adults and children.

With our partner organisations we have helped to set up an early years singing group where refugees and Scottish families come together; a choir for adults affected by issues of homelessness; a music group for young people in, or leaving, care; and a music group for young people with autism.

THE POST
We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Project Manager to continue the work of directing and leading Givin’ it Laldie.

The post is part-time (3 days a week), based in Gorbals Parish Church of Scotland building, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow G5 0RA. The post is on the NJC PO2 pay scale £30,178 - £32,778, pro rata; starting salary will depend on the experience of the person appointed. The post includes a pension contribution. Some evening and weekend work is required. The Project Leader is responsible to the Board of Trustees, and is line-managed by a member of the Board.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct and lead Givin' it Laldie
Support and manage the Project Workers (also part-time), sessional staff and volunteers.
With the Board of Trustees, oversee and develop a project strategy and update policies and procedures as appropriate.
Implement the Givin' it Laldie Evaluation Framework.
Implement the Givin' it Laldie Safeguarding Policy.

Secure funding for sustaining and developing the project
Work with the Board of Trustees to develop Givin’ it Laldie’s funding strategy.
Take the lead in identifying potential funders and writing funding applications, with members of the Board of Trustees.
Provide on-going written reports to funders.

Manage the finances of the project with Brett Associates
Manage project budgets
Assist with management accounts
Oversee SAGE input
Manage invoicing and paying staff
Produce financial reports

Manage concerts and events
Manage and implement choir concerts and cross-project performance.
Work with other Arts organisations on joint large scale music events.

Work within Gorbals to support local people and vulnerable project participants

Network with local partners and organisations

Promote the project both locally and nationally

Report to the Board of Trustees

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES

A skilled manager with creative flair and strategic vision for leading and developing a small community music organisation.
Strong leadership skills in effective line management.
Practice in writing successful funding applications.
Experience of managing an annual budget in excess of £85,000.
Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children, experiencing issues relating to poverty and poor health.
Strong written skills including an ability to write frameworks, policies and reports.
Strong verbal communication and listening skills and experience of giving presentations.
Administrative skills and knowledge of computer packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SAGE, and social media sites.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th February, 5pm. Please direct enquiries to Aimee Toshney, Project Leader by phone or email: 07728 323636 / givin.it.laldie@gmail.com.
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1 month ago

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Happy New Year from all the team at Givin’ it Laldie. We started off this morning with a mighty session with the Sing For Health group.
Sing For Life kicks off at 1.30pm today and don’t forget GUITAR group at 5.30pm and Community Choir at 7.15pm tonight. Looking forward to seeing everyone and welcome new folk who would like to come along.
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Happy New Year from all the team at Givin’ it Laldie. We started off this morning with a mighty session with the Sing For Health group.
Sing For Life kicks off at 1.30pm today and don’t forget GUITAR group at 5.30pm and Community Choir at 7.15pm tonight. Looking forward to seeing everyone and welcome new folk who would like to come along.

2 months ago

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