There have been a few changes to the staff team over the last year and we would like to introduce you to everyone! The staff team supports the region and the 3 Centres ensuring that they are run efficiently.
The new person leading the team is Gillian Fraser, our Regional Operations Manager. Gillian is an experienced manager within in the charity and commercial sectors. She also has a good grasp of Scouting being involved with Girlguiding since she was a Brownie. Leading trips and residential experiences with her units she knows what leaders want when taking their young people away and from her career she has the knowledge of what’s involved in managing a charity successfully and working with volunteers. She is looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible and is interested in your suggestions for the Centres. Look out for a survey to help with this!
Others in the team are Barry Johnston, our Facilities Manager, who is a well-known face around the region. Barry’s knowledge and experience of all things Scouting and the facilities particularly to do with Bonaly, but also Valleyfield Street and Longcraig is invaluable. Barry ensures that the regional facilities are in good order plus we have plans for improvements too!
Neil Kirk, our Activities Manager, ensures that everyone has fun with activities at Bonaly in a safe environment. With years of experience in adventurous activities Neil is currently developing new sessions for 2017. Look out for them soon!
Anne Goldie and Lynne Wilson are our 2 part time Admin Assistants. The main part of their roles is to deal with bookings for Bonaly, Longcraig and Valleyfield Street from the initial enquiry through to the final payment. They also help out with finance, parent enquiries, assisting volunteers and various other tasks in support of the Region. They are welcoming bookings for 2017 now!
Thanos Kollias, is the part time Finance and Risk Controller for the Region. He manages the finances and accounting matters and deals with the expenses forms.
We look forward to meeting you all soon and helping in any way we can.