Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Debbie Herron

Debbie Herron

Development Manager

Debbie Herron is the Development Manager at FACT.  She has been with the Trust since 2013. She manages the charity and is responsible for local development projects such as the Community Asset Transfer of Forres Town Hall, developing local tourism in the Forres Area, and helping to develop Forres High Street. Debbie is a passionate advocate of community led development and the positive impact this can have on local areas. Debbie was very proud to win the Rotary Club of Forres “Citizen of the Year” award in 2020.

David Hammond

Operations and Finance Manager

David is our Operations and Finance Manager and joined us in Summer 2022. He oversees our administration and property, policies and procedures, financial reporting and budget, compliance, licences and insurance and manages IT and safeguarding assessments – all essential parts in our operations!

Janice Cooper

Janice Cooper

Forres Online Coordinator & Tutor

Janice is our Forres Online Coordinator and Tutor, working to help people with their digital devices and online services.  She joined us in 2018 and since then has managed the Digital Project. Together the Forres Online Team have supported many  people with their devices, getting online, and improving their digital skills for everyday tasks. She also offers basic digital sessions for the long term unemployed to improve their employability and help with isolation and loneliness. Group sessions are also available for a variety of topics including tablet basics to family history online. Janice keeps the website and social media up to date.

Lindsey Standring

Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

Lindsey was trained as a primary school teacher, and through this discovered her passion for volunteering and community work through joining the Parent Teacher’s Association.

She’s since become an avid contributor to local community council activity and changed career to volunteer coordination and community development work.

Frances Anderson

Cameron Project Coordinator

Frances will be concentrating her efforts on FACT’s Befriending programme and feels very passionate about seeking Befrienders to help bring those that feel isolated back into our amazing community. 

She will be striving to work closely with other community organisations in similar fields to ensure we can best help as many people as possible. 

She is also excited to be assisting in introducing new initiatives to FACT to target the isolated across all generations. 

Euan Kershaw

Euan Kershaw

Forres Online Support Assistant

Euan Kershaw is passionate about all things digital. Along with being a tutor on our Forres Online project, delivering sessions in basic digital skills, he’s also a self confessed techie that provides support for more complex computing issues. Alongside this, he’s a great help in keeping our website up to date.

Ilona Wood

Event & Activities Development Worker

Ilona is the new  Event & Activities Development Worker.

Originally from Poland she has lived in Forres for the past 13 years.

She is passionate about development of local community by improving social lives of our residents, tackling issues like isolation and poverty.

She will liaise directly with participants and all the activities leaders making sure that clients needs are being met.

She will be managing arrangements to ensure that all events and activities are well organised and have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Esther Banks

Cameron Project Exercise Tutor

Michelle Gillibrand

Employability Project

Chris Thomas

Town Hall General Assistant

Chris Thomas has been a member of FACT since January 2019, working away behind the scenes maintaining and ensuring the cleanliness of the Town Hall for all users.

Graham Watson

Town Hall General Assistant

We have a small but perfectly formed staff team who work alongside the Directors and volunteers to keep the day to day operation of FACT, its projects and the Town Hall running smoothly.

Applying to work for us

If you are interested in joining our amazing workforce, you can find out more about working for us and our current vacancies.