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Serial No: 29790
(08/16/1986, female)
List top 5 skills: blogging, communications, content writer, copywriter, social media, wordpress
Short Bio:

In my current role at a small startup charity I have had to become an expert in many different areas quickly. I manage the charity Twitter and Facebook pages and producing the weekly newsletter. I use these to promote the regional teacher training workshops we run and it has led to many new followers and sign ups. I am also a freelance reviewer in my spare time, and have a weekly blog thebookonmydesk.uk which has had 1500 unique views since December.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

education and training, Admin and Clerical

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Career History

Project Coordinator,
Tablets/Techknowledge For Schools,
January 2015 – present

* Organising and promoting the charity’s regional teacher training workshops

* Managing the charity’s Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus accounts

* Creating the weekly newsletter

* Admin duties relating to the day-to-day running of the charity, as well as the charity rebrand

Campaigning Support Services Analyst
The Conservative Party,
January 2014 – January 2015

* Providing technical support for local and national election campaigns

* Using the in-house electoral database

* Creating training documents and training new members of the team

* Writing communications to support field staff with using election data

Career change and voluntary work (see below)
August 2013 – January 2014

Class Teacher
Donnington Primary School
September 2011 – August 2013

* Planning for, teaching and assessing pupils aged 3-11 with varying needs

* Subject leader for 3 subjects – staff training, budgeting and auditing resources

* Mentor for Newly-Qualified Teacher – lesson observation and coaching, writing appraisals, giving feedback and setting targets

* Event planning – Budgeting, dealing with outside suppliers, advertising and promoting, coordinating and organising speakers and workshops

Class Teacher
Colville Primary School
September 2008 – August 2011

* Planning for, teaching and assessing a year 1 class (5 & 6 years old)

* Line manager for up to 3 additional adults

* Subject leader for ICT

Voluntary Work

Sales Assistant (Volunteer), Oxfam Books,
September 2013-January 2014

* Shop key-holder

* Researching and pricing (rare) book donations

*Till training and supporting other volunteers

Database Assistant (Volunteer),  Battersea Dogs & Cats Home,
September 2013-January 2014

* Carrying out data cleaning tasks and data entry

*Documentation and logging of business processes

Qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE),
Institute of Education, London
September 2007- July 2008

* 2 modules towards an MA in Education

* Qualification in teaching children with developmental needs, accredited by The Nurture Group Network

BA (Hons) Sociology
2:1, University of Reading,
September 2004-July 2007

Skills

* Communication in wide range of mediums – confident public speaker, highly effective writer, able to explain complex ideas in an accessible and entertaining way

* Social media – Increased the number of followers on the charity’s twitter feed 33%, increased average link clicks a week from 2 to 5 on average. Engagement rate of tweets up .2% consistently. Facebook likes up 65%.

* Technical skills – Proficient in various software packages – including the Conservative elector relations database, Target Tracker analytics package, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge CRM, Office packages such as Microsoft Excel (including pivot table and formulae).

* Analytics skills – I have become skilled in distilling large amounts of data into actionable information. By looking at trends in data I can spot trends in twitter engagement and webpage visits to inform further communication strategy.

* Quick learner – I am able to quickly assess new situations and demands, and to attain any new knowledge needed to support me in meeting these. Most recently I have learnt how to use WordPress to keep the charity’s webpage running after the Digital Content Manager left.

Other Education

Go Freelance! Short Course, London School of Journalism, May 2015
A 10 week evening course in how to be successful in freelance journalism

Lifestyle Journalism Short Course, London School of Journalism, November 2014
A short 3 day course into how to write, edit and pitch lifestyle pieces to media outlets

Campaign Managers Academy, run by The Conservative Party, January 2014
An intensive week-long residential course in the basics of running a successful campaign

Certification in using and teaching Makaton, accredited by The Makaton Charity, November 2012 – February 2013
A sign language used with people with communication difficulties