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CV, Ex Civil Servant Seeking Work In Middle East Or South East Asia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 34640
(25/04/1969, female)
List top 5 skills: administration, customer service, education, events co ordinator, personal assisstant
Short Bio:

I am highly proficient as a PA to high calibre directors and director generals, MPs and Lords, with great communication and interpersonal skills, multi tasking skills. I have many years of experience working in a team and individually. I am flexible and approachable, amongst many of my skills is events management, editing and proof-reading publications and policy guidance. Highly competent, fast learner adapting to change with open mind to learning and developing to advance skills.

Current location: 

W4 4QH - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Admin and Clerical, education and training

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, Basic French, english

Locations I am interested in working:

qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Hong Kong, (China), Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates


A positive and energetic events manager/administrator with excellent communication and organisational skills. A solid record of success as a highly skilled communicator working with senior people to deliver results. Works effectively in a personal role, as a leader or a reliable member of a team; possessing the ability to establish a rapport with people of all levels. Quick to learn new skills, adapting to changing priorities, with the ability to meet tight deadlines. Keen to learn and will rise to a challenge. Experience spans a wide range of projects and programmes in addition to events management.


Career Summary

Department for Education
12 June 2002 – 30 June 2013

(June 2009 – June 2013)

PA to the Deputy Director for Assessment and Performance Tables Division

• Diary manager, cross divisional co-ordinator for several senior managers

• Aide to Lord Bew; secretariat to an independent review on assessment in primary schools

• Drafting high level briefings and submissions for Government ministers and special advisers

• Stakeholder management

• Lead co-ordinator for Primary Accountability Review; analysis and management of online e-consultation responses

• Policy advisor National Curriculum Tests

• Production and design of online publication and booklet guidance for primary school teachers on Key Stage 2 tests

• Coordinating and organising the setting up a new policy division, managing effective relations for integration of the examinations delivery agency- Standards Testing Agency (STA) into the Department, dual courtesy role as PA to new chief executive for STA

• Induction and training of new colleagues, interns and work experience students

(February 2008 – May 2009)

Bridge Diary Manager and Facilitator on ‘The Bridge’- award winner of the Ernst and Young Prize for innovation at Civil Service awards

• Events management – designing and running high profile events managing up to 200 people e.g. Cross Whitehall Cabinet Office meetings

• Coordinating live audience broadcast across 3 sites (London, Sheffield, Darlington)

• Facilitation and marketing of events, workshops, seminars

• Advisor to Bridge – explaining concept, technology, help and advice on use of Bridge to a range of internal and external stakeholders

• Project research on DSCF/DIUS Communications review (collaboration with MOJ)

• Conducting tours of the Bridge to visiting international dignitaries’ & organisations from across the world

• Designing posters and putting together Powerpoint presentations

• Coordinating filming of events with internal and external companies

• Creating surveys using Survey Monkey, producing summary analysis reports

• Website management and technological expertise in presentations and video conferencing

(November 2007 – February 2008)

Dairy manager for Director General of Schools

 Assistant on Cross Whitehall Meta programme in conjunction with Cabinet Office

 Organising Health and Wellbeing workshops for over 200 members of staff

 Diary management, attending senior management meetings, minute taking

 Welcoming dignitaries, communicating effectively, commissioning briefings

(September 2006 – October 2007)

PA to National Director for Languages & Executive Officer

 Secretarial support to Lord Dearing on the Dearing Review of Languages

 Representing Department at exhibitions and conferences such as the Languages Show in Olympia, CILT Conference in Manchester

 Organising the competition and sifting expressions of interest for Beijing University scholarship programme with Chinese Embassy in London

 Writing Director’s Keynote speech in Arabic Transliteration for Arabic Conference at the British Council

 Stakeholder management of Cross Whitehall Group

 Budget Officer

(September 2004 – August 2006)

Administrative Officer for Young Apprenticeship Policy

 Secretariat to Young Apprenticeship Project Board

 Project management of immersion visits, head teacher survey managing consultants

 Design and production of Young Apprenticeship leaflets to 4 audiences, editing, proofreading, photography and design layout

 Commissioned, organised and judged on the National School T-shirt design competition – the winning design was exhibited at the Apprenticeship Awards 2006

(June 2002 – August 2004)

Admin Officer for GCSE and A Level Policy

Implemented training course for new recruits


Employment Service Westminster Job Centre
July 1998 – July 2001

MPB6 (Executive Officer) & Severe Hardship Advisor

 Specialist Severe Hardship Advisor to under 18s, awarding benefit to vulnerable group of 16/17yr olds

 Fresh claims advisor – Interviewed clients for Job Seekers Allowance and setting out agreed contract

 Manager Interventions team


March 1998 – June 1998
Department for Education and Employment Head Office

Admin Officer New Deal Project for Unemployment

 PA to Director for New Deal


Voluntary Work
October – December 1997

Infoline Advice Assistant for Colon Cancer Concern Charity

May 1995 – September 1995
Children’s Orphanage in Cairo

Voluntary Support Worker


Education & Qualifications

October 1991 – July 1997
University of London – School of Oriental and African Studies
BA (Hons) Arabic (Including Elementary Persian)

October 1989 – July 1990 Cambridge Tutors College – 3 A levels -Biology, Chemistry, Physics

September 1983 – July 1989
Sydenham High School (G.P.D.S.T) – 8 O levels
(Including Maths and English)



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Available on request