- Aylesbury, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
After 40 years of 9 to 5 and shifts in the armed forces, fire fighting and radio planning sectors decided to call it a day and try to do a bit of freelance writing. I have alwaysmore...After 40 years of 9 to 5 and shifts in the armed forces, fire fighting and radio planning sectors decided to call it a day and try to do a bit of freelance writing. I have always loved writing, history and travel and I think my careers have reflected that. I've had a few articles published in the UK and South AFrica, and once wrote a book that I self-published. I am very reliable and flexible and can work under pressure and to deadlines, again my working experiences have all called for that type of adaptability.
Area Covered: Anything and everywhere!
Summary: Ex-military (15 years) fire-fighter (7/8 years) and communications instructor (most of my working life in different areas and roles!). I have written the odd article and had the odd photo published in forces, fire department and local council publications, plus one or two in other obscure publications such as the Tinnitus magazine (if it's still in existence).
Job Title: Communications Instructor
Company: Armed Forces
Description: Communications instructor and combat engineer, Royal Engineers. Writing and presenting on a variety of military communications subjects including antenna design, combat signals, combat net radio.
Job Title: Senior Fire-fighter
Company: Fire Brigade
Description: Operational fire-fighter and communications instructor for Durban Fire and Rescue Service in SOuth Africa.
Job Title: Frequency Planning
Company: Radio Authority/Ofcom
Description: Planning radio frequencies and clearances for commercial radio: AM/FM and DAB. Presenting the occasional lecture on aspects of radio communications. Database administration and support of an access2007 database. Data capture, documents and licence generation.
Education Summary: I left school without a qualification to my name many years ago and have dragged myself up to the level I am presently at through hard work and the help and advice of a female Lieutenant/Captain in the Royal Army Education Corps based in Hameln in 1987 who convinced me of the importance of education - I wish I could remember her name because I owe her an awful lot in this respect.
I gained what educational qualifications I have through the army education's promotion scheme - and this lady's perserverance with me (!); English, Maths, Management and Current Affairs (Army in the Contemporary World) and the City and Guilds qualifications in English and Maths that those exams also qualified me for.
Through Fire Service exams and latterly technical courses in radio propagation and planning that i've done i've had to 'upgrade' my own knowledge through self study and hard work, including fire science, operations, safety, management and a myriad other subjects I never dreamed of when I first became a fire-fighter!