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Staff

John Pelan - Director

John Pelan

John has worked in the built environment sector in Scotland for over 20 years. He was Director of Communications and Depute-Secretary at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland before establishing a specialist architectural communications consultancy, John Pelan Associates in 2006.   

He is keen on helping lay people learn about and engage with the built environment and has a particular interest in community engagement in the planning process. 

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Steve Brady - Trust Manager

Steve joined the Trust in 2004 straight from a 24-year career in the Royal Navy most latterly as a Warrant Officer 1st Class. 

A background in personnel, payroll, financial, legal and admin matters lent itself well to his appointment as Trust Manager, where he continues to employ many of those skills in his current business role at the Trust. 

Additionally, he manages and maintains The Tobacco Merchants House, the Trust's A-listed property in central Glasgow, which is also let out to a small number of tenants.

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Karen MacLeod - Administration Assistant

Karen provides administrative support within the Trust on a part-time basis. 

She joined the Trust in November 2011 after spending a number of years as a stay-at-home mum. 

Prior to this she worked in an administrative role in a variety of organisations and sectors.  Karen is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde.

Karen works mornings, until 12.30pm. 

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Frances Hendron - Project Officer

Frances Hendron

Frances is curently managing Doors Open Days and My Place Photography Competition. 

She has worked for the Trust previously on both Doors Open Days and the My Place Awards and has expertise in events management and diverse cultural projects.  Most recently these include the successful Empire CafĂ©, that explored Glasgow and Scotland's relationship with the North Atlantic slave trade, over 8 days during Glasgow's Commonwealth Games; and the Scottish Poetry Library's Commonwealth Poets United exchange programme and Walking with Poets.  

Frances works part-time, Monday-Wednesday.  For the remainder of the time she is busy with her own arts consultancy business, Hendron Associates.

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Gaby Laing - Heritage Officer

Gaby Laing

Gaby works as Heritage Officer for the Trust. Her role incorporates delivering the Civic Pride Campaign.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge in History and King's College London in Digital Humanities, her experience to date has largely explored the relationship between people's identity and their local environment, as well as how digital technologies can best serve heritage organisations.

Gaby joined the Trust in August 2015 having previously worked for the University of Glasgow Archive Services.

Gaby works part-time, Tuesday-Friday. 

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Project Offcer vacancy

Are you interested in becoming our project officer for Doors Open Days and the My Place Photography Competition?   We have a unique and exciting opportunity.

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