Looking to embark on a globally mobile career that would allow me to work on a range of international projects.
As a recent International Relations and Security graduate I have a interest in issues of European security as devised by The Copenhagen School. With a particular focus on the rise of identity politics across the region, immigration, the environment, and the need for democratic reform at both the national and transnational level. Specifically in relation to the Houses of Lords and Parliament.
A versatile and ambitious International Relations & Security graduate seeks to embark on a globally mobile career with opportunities to progress. Professionally I have spent the last 5+ years working and contributing to a number of local organisations/publications in the city of Liverpool whose values I could support. Through creative writing and events management I have looked to contribute to a wider public discourse, while fostering a greater understanding on topics ranging from human trafficking to fuel poverty; and the environment.
Company Name: Energy Projects Plus
Dates: Feb 2015 – April 2015
Position: Communication Officer
Duties: Responsible for producing marketing materials that are consistent with the organisation, writing communication that is adaptable to different channels, dealing with PR and media relations issues, coordinating print resources, writing copy, coordinate marketing campaigns, write press releases, blog and maintain website and social media activity.
Company Name: Green Party Liverpool Riverside Parliamentary Candidate
Dates: Dec 2014 – Mar 2015
Position: Press co-ordinator (voluntary)
Duties: Working with the Campaign Manager, I was required to help secure positive local, national, broadcast and online media coverage for the Green Party. In addition, co-ordinating the Green’s communications, including promoting positive and relevant news, across a variety of internal and external audiences.
Company Name: Stop The Traffik, Liverpool
Dates: Nov 2014 – present
Position: Content curator/events/fundraising/teaching (voluntary)
Duties: Posting of weekly blog posts, case studies, whitepapers to the company website, uploading of new videos as received, maintenance of company YouTube Channel, monitoring of SEO results and adjustments to pages to reflect this.
Company Name: The Auto Network
Dates: July 2014 – Oct 2014
Position: Social Media Executive
Duties: Devising strategies to drive online traffic to the company website, developing and managing content marketing campaigns, utilising a range of SEO techniques, overseeing social media strategy, managing online brand and product campaigns to raise brand awareness, improving the usability, design, content and conversion of the website, while evaluating customer research and competitor data.
Company Name: GVmag (gvmag.co.uk)
Dates: June 2013 – present
Duties: GVmag is a current affairs, music, culture and news satire organisation. Where I review, comment and satirise a range of topics.
Relevant Skills & Achievements
• My current role requires me to work with a small team to keep the website/magazine on target for its online monthly and bi-monthly printing deadlines.
• As Press Officer for the Green Party in Liverpool I was required to liaise with multiple partners to help secure positive local and national coverage.
• Consistently work to deadlines as part of a team to produce bi-monthly print magazine.
• Organise regular fundraising events for between 100-300 people for Stop The Traffik.
• My role with at Stop The Trafffik involves planning and teaching classes that aim to raise awareness of trafficking in Liverpool for both governmental and non-governmental organisations.
• Confident with a range of IT packages including all Microsoft Office software, Adobe software, email, social media and content management systems.
Qualifications & Training
2013 – 2014
University of Liverpool – MA (Taught) International Relations and Security. Merit
Optional course modules: International Relations Theory, The International Politics of the Mediterranean and Middle East, Globalisation and Development, Europe and the World, The International System, Research Methods in Politics, Dissertation: Do sections of the British press securitise immigration from the EU? A comparative study.
2009 – 2012
Liverpool Hope University/University of Amsterdam – BA (Hons) Media (combined), with Service and Leadership Award. 2:1
Optional course modules: Magazine/Newspaper Journalism, Political Communication, International Development, Media Activism, Identities in Popular Culture, Philosophy of Film, Screenwriting, Visual Images of Political Communication, Dissertation: Adhering to the protest paradigm.
• Completed May 2011. Blackburne House (City and Guilds 7303: Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector)
• Completed May 2010. Ariel Trust (Digital Citizens Award)
• Completed November 2009. Kirkby Community College (NVQ Level 1 customer care
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