- Manchester, GB
- £8 /hr
- Available now
I am currently looking for work that can bolster my current job as I am saving to purchase a house. I am a very relaible, well spoken, intelligent person able to adapt to changingmore...I am currently looking for work that can bolster my current job as I am saving to purchase a house. I am a very relaible, well spoken, intelligent person able to adapt to changing circumstance and to turn my hand to most things. I have high level IT skills and a background in Administration and Research.
Area Covered: Greater Manchester
Work Experience Summary: Career History
Jun 2007 - present | Consultant
arc4 Limited |Housing and Regeneration Consultancy |Manchester
A multi faceted role involving;
•Leading on community engagement and consultation projects
•Developing housing and regeneration policies and strategies for local authorities, RSLs, central government and other public bodies
•Budgets and financial tracking
•Writing tenders, funding bids and reports for a wide range of projects
•Events management and development of innovative engagement solutions
•Senior project member for a commission with Manchester City Council involving raising the profile of enterprise and developing new businesses in the most deprived wards in Manchester
•Providing support to arc4 project leads on Housing and Regeneration based projects.
•Conducting research, carrying out data analysis and policy reviews.
•Providing creative input utilising Adobe Creative suite
•Knowledge of SPSS data analysis and GIS mapping systems
•Management of a team of associates and subcontractors
•Health and Safety Officer
Aug 2005 • Jun 2007 | Programme Assistant
Manchester City Council • Regeneration Programmes Group, Chief Executives
To appraise and manage a number of grant applications from internal and external council partners in respect of regeneration funding across the Cty of Manchester. To support programme management and project monitoring functions by providing accurate and timely management information; to liaise with area and thematic partnerships, and individual project managers on programme and project performance; to assist in the preparation of management reports to a range of internal and external partner organisations and funding agencies and to work as part of a team.
Reason for leaving • Career progression/experience
Mar 2005 • Aug 2005 |Grants Officer
Big Lottery Fund - Birmingham
To assess against criteria, and make recommendation on applications for funding from Community and Voluntary groups in the West Midlands on behalf of the lottery distributor the Big Lottery Fund. To contribute to effective and efficient organisation and administration of the programme team to ensure targets are met. To check accounts and use the bespoke database system in order to make judgements on applications. To conduct telephone interviews and carry out visits to groups who have made applications to verify details and to form a better understanding of the groups who applied for funding.
Reason for leaving - Temporary contract • career progression
Jul 2004 • Mar 2005 | Community Events Grants Officer
Birmingham City Council - North West Corridors Regeneration • SRB6
To work with voluntary and community groups in order to develop projects actively encouraging community cohesion and engagement. The role entailed contacting hard-to-reach sections of the community and to organise events. There was a heavy emphasis put on budget management, marketing and project management.
Reason for leaving •temporary contract and part-time
Aug 2002 • Mar 2005 | Carers Grant Administrator
Birmingham City Council • Social Services
Within this role I provided comprehensive administrative support and assistance to managers to ensure the successful implementation of budgetary control systems for a large Carers Grant budget. Within in this role I was at the forefront of many performance management systems, and therefore used my computing skills in order to achieve the best results via detailed spreadsheets and databases to produce accurate and timely reports. I was also responsible for implementing a number of comprehensive monitoring and evaluation tools in order to meet the local authority requirements.
Reason for leaving: Part-time position whilst at university, desire to start a career
Feb 2002 • Nov 2004 | Home Care Assistant/Support Worker
Birmingham Multi Care - Birmingham
Providing personal and practical care to elderly and disabled members of the community in their own homes, to later specialise in support work with disabled children. This job was very rewarding, enabling me to give back to the community, albeit as paid employment. The responsibility of making sure vulnerable people are comfortable and safe in their homes, is demanding, however I found it to be a pleasurable and worthwhile experience, which has changed and shaped my attitude considerably. Working with children with disabilities requires a huge amount of patience and creativity to deal with incredibly complex and demanding situations which I thrived at.
Reason for leaving: Lack of time now committed to full-time employment
May 2000 • Sept 2001 | Centre Manager
The Brecknock Carers Centre, Brecon, Powys
This was an internal promotion from Administrator, acting as the central co-ordination point for all those employed by the Centre and the Management Committee, and to those organisations involved with Carers related activities. This post involved the supervision and line management of two full-time Information Officers and ten volunteers. I organised and managed a number of events promoting the Centre. I was also responsible for the maintenance of the accounts and payroll administration.
Reason for leaving: Entering University in Birmingham
May 1999 • May 2000 | Administrator
The Brecknock Carers Centre, Brecon, Powys
Full-time position assisting the Centre Manager and Management Committee. Duties including, telephone enquiries, filing, word processing, minute taking, desktop publishing, database management, event co-ordination and SAGE accounting maintenance.
Reason for leaving: Internal promotion
Dec 1997 • Apr 1999 | Marketing Administrator
Broxtowe College, Nottingham
Duties involved the administration of all marketing activities as well as the production and design of desktop published leaflets, flyers and posters. Continual maintenance of the marketing budget, and production of reports. Production and design of staff and student newsletters; implementation and maintenance of the marketing filing system; stock control of publicity stock levels and storage. I was heavily involved in event co-ordination and attendance at major events to give advice to prospective students.
Reason for leaving: Relocation to Wales
Nov 1996 • Nov 1997 | Administrator
Beal Davis Ltd, Alvechurch, Birmingham
Full-time administrator to the supplier and creator of management systems to large foundries. Duties included: Computerised update of company diary; purchase and sales orders; dispatching goods; invoicing and support call logging. I was in continual liaison with existing and potential clients through sales enquiries and support calls.
Reason for leaving: Career move
Education Summary: June 2004 | The University of Birmingham | Institute of Local Government Studies
•BSc (Hons) Public Policy, Government and Management • 2:1
June 2001 | The University of Glamorgan
•HND Business Administration - Distinction
June 1996 | Coleg Powys, Llandrindod Wells
•GNVQ Advance Business Studies • Distinction
•RSA I Text Processing; RSA II Part 1 Word Processing; RSA II Part 2 Word Processing
June 1993 | Llandrindod High School
•GCSEs (8) • A-C grades including English and Maths