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Work Experience Summary: 8th July 10– Present - Bridgend County Borough Council- Children’s Directorate
Experience in dealing with highly sensitive information and quickly learningmore...Work Experience Summary: 8th July 10– Present - Bridgend County Borough Council- Children’s Directorate
Experience in dealing with highly sensitive information and quickly learning new computer systems. Taking minutes for conferences of up to 14 people, updating case notes, filing, answering calls and taking messages. Creating documents and reports from notes.
08st June 2009 – 08h June 2010 – Career Break
Travelled around the World
May 2007 – May 2009 – Stride Treglown Davies
Position Held: Architectural Assistant
Working closely with an architect requires good listening skills in order to follow detailed instructions. Often the architect would be out of the office on various projects which required self motivation and working well independently. Managing time effectively whilst under pressure and producing the highest standard of work at all times. Organising and conducting several projects at a time. Certain jobs had to be prioritised in order to meet all deadlines. I was given the opportunity to run some of the smaller projects in the office, responsibilities included leading a team to work together to complete projects to a tight deadline. It was often necessary to use my initiative and be adaptable to change. Excellent communication skills and client rapport were essential as I regularly met clients and professionals to liase and advance projects. These meetings would involve anything from brief taking to solving design issues and generally fulfilling clients needs and expectations. Regularly producing presentation material such as reports and images using programmes such as Photoshop and PowerPoint. Daily use of Autodesk Revit. Occasionally it was my responsibility to issue the meeting minutes to the design team. Assisting the administration team with a broad spectrum of office duties.
August 2005 – April 2007 – Stedman Architectural
Position Held: Architectural Assistant and Office Manager
Working in a small architectural practice with one architect. Responsible for all aspects of running the office. Using a range of computer packages to present work to clients.
July 2004 – August 2004– Llantwit Major Mental Health Clinic,
Position Held: Part Time Receptionist
Working in a secured office. General office duties; Managing diary and answering phone calls etc. Documenting dicta-phone notes from meetings. Dealing with confidential and sensitive information on a day to day basis.
July 2003 – August 2003– Bridgend Science and Technology Park,
Position Held: Part Time Receptionist
Greeting customers, managing diary, transferring calls, sorting post.
5th July 2002 – 30th August 2002 – Camp Westmont, Pennsylvania, USA
Position held: Camp Counsellor/ Woodwork Teacher
A summer camp for American children. Teaching woodwork to children aged between six and sixteen. Being responsible for large groups of children throughout day and night. Dealing appropriately with any problems that arose. Coordinating activities and events.
September 2002 – June 2005
Attended the University of Plymouth (Exeter Campus) graduating in Three Dimensional Design with an Upper Second Class BSc (Honours) Degree. 2:1. Developed numerous skills whilst studying; Time management was crucial within the course with constant project assessment. Often working under high pressure. Attention to detail and checking through work are essential attributes that were required for all aspects of the course. Regular group critiques improved presentation skills and ability to communicate well within a working environment.
Sept 2000 – June 2002
Attended the Glamorgan Centre for Art and Design Technology attaining a High Merit GNVQ in Three Dimensional Design
September 1994– June 2000
Attended Brynteg Comprehensive School attaining nine G.C.S.E’s at A to C level, including Maths and English.
Degree: 2:1 BA Honours
Field of Study: Three Dimensional Design
University / College: University of Plymouth
Architectural Design Assistant