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CV, Lecturer and TEFL Teacher, seeking worldwide challenges

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 8886

List top 5 skills: english, lecturing, organising events/functions, public speaking, scuba diving
Short Bio:

Teacher, Lecturer and Scuba diving instructor enthusiast looking for a fresh challenge.

I am very self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic about work that I enjoy and find fulfilling. I am passionate about re-settlement and enjoy motivating prisoners to consider self-employment as an option after release. As a “people person”, I get a kick out of helping others and doing something worthwhile. I am a good listener. I can work on my own but have no problem working as part of a team. My experience in Belize taught me tolerance and a deeper understanding of other cultures and ways of working with people from a completely different background, culture and language to myself. The “zero to hero” course I undertook with the two young offenders was particularly rewarding. At Shepton I was given the prison magazine to run, and I completely turned it around, producing a magazine which attracted outside funding and has been nominated for three Koestler awards. I also edit a blog for a prison writer. It made the shortlist for the Orwell prize for literature 2010 and has a readership of over 20,000 per month.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, saudi arabia, United Kingdom

Professional Qualifications

2012 T.E.F.L. TEFL Express

2010 University of West London Business Management Level 4 Prof. Dev.

2009 Wiltshire College Level 2 Functional Skills ICT

2008 Strode College A1 Assessor Award

2002 Portsmouth University Cert.Ed.

2004 Emergency First Response EFR & AED Instructor

2003 Emergency First Response EFR Care for Children Instructor

1997 PADI International Master Instructor (Scuba Diving)

1995 Training Through Diving City & Guilds D32, D33.

1994 City of Bath College Teacher’s Certificate in Office Skills


2010 Wiltshire College Child Protection Training

2010 Wiltshire College Diversity in the Workplace

2010 Wiltshire College Basic Safeguarding & Adults Awareness

2010 Wiltshire College Data Protection Training

2003 Wiltshire College ECDL

1997 Wiltshire College Indian Head Massage

1996 Wiltshire College Sports Massage

1996 Wiltshire College Body Massage

1994 City of Bath College “A” Level Psychology

1990 City of Bath College RSA Level III Word Processing

1986 City of Bath College “O” Level Human Biology

1968 Ingsdon School, Devon “O” Levels: History, English Language,

English Literature, Mathematics.


June – present Director, 3D Diving Services CIC. This is a social enterprise company set up to teach scuba diving to people with disabilities. The work is largely seasonal.

March – June 2013 Wiltshire College. Functional Skills English Tutor.

January 2013 Tutor for Avanta, delivering City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development. This was a 3 week contract.

November 2012 Tutor for Avanta, delivering City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development. This was a 3 week contract.

March – October 2012 Whitehall Garden Centre. Plant Sales Assistant. An enjoyable seasonal job to take a break from teaching and plan my next move.

July 2011 – November 2012 Own business, Dive Zone Bath. Running scuba diving courses in Bath, in association of Dive Zone in Melksham. Courses also offered through Skills3 (a division of Wiltshire college).

Sept 2008 – June 2011. Key and Functional Skills Co-ordinator, ICT. Lecturer, English and ICT, Wiltshire College.

Sept 2006 – July 2008 Strode College. Internal verifier, trainer and lecturer. I taught Key Skills and Firm Start (business studies). I coordinated all core Key Skills and IV’d the wider Key Skills as well as ICT and Comms. I also trained other teachers in portfolio building, internal verification and assessment. I worked with offenders at HMP Shepton Mallet, enabling them to produce viable business plans, and helping them to secure funding to finance their business after release.

Sept 2005 – Sept 2006 I took a year out to join a diving expedition in Belize with Reef Conservation International. I worked with a Marine Biologist helping with reef surveys, ran the diving operations, and organised training for local disadvantaged youths to help them gain employment. I also taught emergency first response and was in charge of rescue on the island. Returned to UK June 06.

Sept 2002 – Aug 2005 Course Tutor, Strode College (Erlestoke campus)

Duties undertaken: To organise and deliver the Firm Start course, linking it with Key Skills Communication and I.T. Co-ordinating with and arranging visits by outside bodies such as the Princes Trust, In Biz and the Royal British Legion. I also helped to set up the Erlestoke Enterprise Scheme, which allows prisoners to run small businesses within the prison, as a co-operative. We had bee keeping, compost making, worm beds, flower growing and vegetable production and sales. Other duties included Teaching ECDL and Business Start-up Evening class. I left to take part in a diving expedition in Belize.

1997 – 2002 Own Business Scubaleisure.

I worked in conjunction with Aqualeisure in Melksham, running a diving school and using the shop to market the courses. Sold business to Aqualeisure in 2001, but worked for them in an advisory role whilst studying for my Cert. Ed.

1990 –1997 Personal Assistant Bath & North East Somerset Council

I was working for the Curator of the Roman Baths Museum. Interesting work, but I outgrew it!

1986-1989 Part-time Usher Bath Theatre Royal

My family were still young and I worked part-time at the Theatre. I left to do a secretarial course at Bath College.

1974-1986 Full-time Mother I have 3 children. In between looking after them, I had various casual jobs such as waitressing, bar work and driving.

1972-1973 North Ormsby Hospital Nurse (SRN training)

1971-1972 Travel. I visited all of Europe in between the UK and Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

1969-1970 Lloyds Bank, Crewe Bank clerk.