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New Centre Manager appointed

The Greyfriars Charteris Centre, on Edinburgh’s Pleasance, is a Centre for Community offering halls, meeting rooms and offices for use by and for the community, with options available for corporate and private use as well, in order to further support its activity.

Since the Centre was formally established in June 2016, its regular activity has grown from 10 groups delivering 12 sessions a week, to 26 groups delivering 33 sessions a week for the benefit of local people. The Centre also has many adhoc users from all walks of life: community and corporate; public and private.

Because of the increase in activity, the Centre has expanded its staffing structure by bringing in a dedicated Centre Manager, Daniel Fisher, to focus on the day to day running of the Centre and building more community links, together with the management of the Reception/Admin Assistant and bank of Duty Managers. This in turn has released our Development Manager, Dan Rous, to focus purely on the development plans for the Centre but now in a part time capacity.

On starting in the new role, Daniel Fisher, Centre Manager, said: “I am excited to start building on the good work and increasing success that the centre has achieved over the last few years. As a previous Duty Manager, I have seen the centre grow to what it is now, getting busier by the year. Now in my new position, alongside Dan who is overseeing the vital redevelopment works, I hope to increase our presence in Edinburgh and turn the Greyfriars Charteris Centre into a bustling Centre for Community where all feel welcome.”

He was welcomed into the role by Greyfriars Kirk minister and Chair of the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, Revd Dr Richard Frazer who said: “we are thrilled to have Daniel in this new position as Centre Manager, to continue to build on the success already achieved by Dan as Development Manager. I’m pleased too that Dan is staying in that role to see this development through to completion. The Centre has really become an exciting part of the outreach of the Kirk as we serve the community without prejudice and offer welcome, inclusion and hospitality to all. I look forward to seeing it transform itself, and the lives of people accessing services within it, over the coming years.”

Development Manager, Dan Rous, said: “I’m so pleased to have Daniel on board now to take on the ever-growing operational management of this Centre. We’ve reached a crucial point in the development plans for the Centre, so it will be good to be able to focus purely on that as we work with our Design Team and funders on making this Centre even better and more accessible for local people.”

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