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Helping with personal & professional expression & development
Over the past years, I have further developed the artistic and mentoring aspects of my skills, using abilities developed in the IT field and voluntary sector to ameliorate themore...Over the past years, I have further developed the artistic and mentoring aspects of my skills, using abilities developed in the IT field and voluntary sector to ameliorate the lives of those around me. My empathy, outlook, and knowledge of situations faced and overcome makes me particularly suited for providing consultancy, tutelage and support, both technical and expressive, as part of lifelong learning. Having undertaken the “Train The Trainer”, Recovery, Wellbeing and Mindfulness courses at South West London Recovery College, I have completed a Diploma in “Cultural Venue Operations,” and am pursuing providing personal and professional expressive and technical development in my continued career path.
Area Covered: Remote and Greater London, especially South London
Company Name: SansSeraphim
Work Experience Summary: Employment History:
Company SansSeraphim – Tutor, Artist, Writer & I.T. Contractor (Self-employed) 2004 to date (LAMP, WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal)
Artwork exhibited: Together Gallery, Old Street, London EC1. Atlanta International Airport, USA. Wimbledon, London.
(Currently) South West London Recovery College. UK’s first NHS recovery college for mental health conditions – Recovery Trainer
Lewisham Recovery Resources. Mental health resources in Lewisham – collaborative website – IT & Development Director.
London Borough of Merton. Arts services for Mental Health Service clients – facilitating services, curating exhibition.
Rethink Mental Illness. To help everyone affected by severe mental illness to recover a better quality of life – Online Moderator, SEO.
http://www.rethink.org//talk & http://rethinktalk.wordpress.com/
Managing forum, SEO and Marketing, Set up and run WordPress Blog. Winner, Pringle Award: “Member of the year, 2011”
Imagine Mental Health. Promoting opportunities for people to live a full and independent life – Creative Arts tutor.
Providing structured courses in visual arts, mentoring, leading gallery visits, and co-curating exhibitions. Commissioning services.
Access Tunisia. Innovative environmental project in North West Africa, promoting sustainability & wellbeing. Webmaster & Trainer.
Le QuecumBar. Local Gypsy Swing bar and restaurant (Battersea) – site redesign and optimised, SEO. (WordPress)
Reds Piaf. Local Mediterranean restaurants – sites overhauled and updated, converting to WordPress, SEO. (HTML, CSS)
http://www.le-piaf.com plus http://www.redsbarandgrill.co.uk and http://40TheHill.co.uk
Le Marrakech. Local Moroccan restaurant – site designed and managed, SEO. (Drupal)
Utopian Arts Fest. Exhibition around “Utopia” – IT Logistics – Set up and run WordPress site, curate exhibition, run workshops
Cornerstone Golf. Golf Club and Greens Management Company – IT Consultancy, SEO/M, and support.
2 Centuries Antiques. Purveyors of antiques and collectables – e-Commerce & Web Design. (Drupal, XHTML, Java, CSS)
Site design & maintenance, redesign, installation and testing using Drupal, ecommerce, SEO. Site re-launch. Feb 2012
Borderline Personality Disorder & Family. BPD support group – Moderator (Google Groups)
Managing forum, posting & responding to messages, moderation of content, resource links, referrals where requested.
(Previously) Gumtree forums. Forums for Gumtree members – Lead Moderator (phpBB)
Freegle and Freecycle. Online gifting and recycling networks – Moderator (Yahoo! Groups)
Moderation of forums, promotion of online gifting networks, responding to queries and problem resolution.
The Car Hub. Motoring news, views and information – Web site and search engine optimization (Drupal, LAMP)
Maintenance of Drupal site, SEO and Drupal mentoring, resolution of site problems.
Rokpool. The ultimate music archive – Web & SEO/M Consultant, Site overhaul and upgrades (Drupal, VoIP, Streaming media)
Maintenance of Drupal site, resolution of issues, mentoring of designer, SEO advice, online radio consultancy.
Ifriqiya Books: African/Islamic historical book collection – Webmaster / SEO (Drupal)
Installation of Drupal, themes, modules & content. Website configuration. Search engine optimisation.
Mosaïca Décor. Anglo-Tunisian decorative mosaics – Web & SEO Consultant.
Web and search engine consultancy – helping expand to external markets.
Deen City Farm. A unique, educational charity in SW London – Website expansion & development
Addition of search and mapping features.
Compass Construction. Construction & Property Development – Web & SEO/M Consultant (WordPress, LAMP)
Consultancy to expand website and market range, hardware & software support and advice.
Project YOU. Prototype of initiative to engage young people with uniformed youth organisations.
Web technical consultant, designer, geo-coder and technical oversight, CMS (Joomla, Drupal, LAMP, Google Maps, and Flash).
Web mapping & database design creation and testing prior to change of focus for project.
UKWebCo.com. Website Design & Development Company – website testing. (XHTML, Java, CSS)
Testing and documentation of websites under development.
SpotColour. Corporate business stationery printer – Web Designer. (XHTML, Java, CSS)
Redesign of website, introduction of social media networks, mapping and search engine optimisation
Catalogue Services. Direct marketing services – IT / Support Consultant.
Hardware and software support.
Modern-ism. Modernist jewellery store – IT / e-Commerce Consultant and Web Designer. (Drupal, CubeCart, LAMP)
Site design & maintenance, redesign, installation and testing using Drupal, ecommerce, SEO
GardenLend. Service bringing gardens & gardeners together – IT Consultant (Drupal, WordPress. phpBB, LAMP)
Site design & maintenance, redesign, installation and testing using Drupal, mapping, SEO
Bodywise Ltd. Producers of fragrances and skin conditioners – Support & Development
Hardware & software support, Internet consultancy, SEO.
ERTMS. European Rail Traffic Management System – IT Support and business continuity
Hardware & software support, backups, disaster recovery procedures.
IBM IT Support for Pfizer UK. Field Support Group – User support
Hardware & software support.
1066 Picture Gallery. Artist & purveyor of oil paintings and prints – Internet Consultant
Website redesign, ecommerce, SEO
Lady Kingman. Director of History of Parliament in post-retirement role – IT Consultant
Hardware & software support, advice, procurement and installation.
Sir John Sainty. Advisor to History of Parliament for House of Lords section – IT Consultant
Hardware & software support, advice, procurement and installation.
Company: History of Parliament Trust. Official Parliamentary Biographers.
Institute of Historical Research, University of London. February 1999 to March 2004 – Computer Officer.
Analysis of computer systems requirements for upgrade from NT4 Server and Workstation to Windows 2000 Advanced Server and XP Pro (2003). Production of systems specifications. Installation of upgraded networks and computer systems (1999 and 2003). Analysis of computer systems requirements for upgrade from Novell Netware 4.1 to NT4 Server (1999). Continued maintenance of Netware server and network connections to assist in storage, document transfers, and publication of latest set of volumes (1690-1715). Data migration to MS Office 2000. Liaison with Cambridge University Press and Institute of Historical Research for electronic maintenance, editing and delivery of (around 2500) articles for the 1690-1715 volumes. Production of Institute of Historical Research membership database. Design, testing, and implementation of 1604-29 Constituency database. Redesign and management of extant databases. Design and maintenance of website. Systems, database, and procedural documentation
Company: National Missing Persons Helpline. (Now “Missing People”)
East Sheen, London, SW14. November 1992 to February 1999. Computer Analyst, Computer Resources Department.
Design and production of National Missing Persons databases. Production of databases to manage fund-raising administration. Programme for creating full-colour “Missing” posters. Design, production, and maintenance of political lobbying database. Setup and maintenance of Novell network. Liaison with police forces to create information exchange protocols
Ian Springham – I.T. Contractor, September 1987 to May 1993. Clients included:
Company: Lantern Press (Brentford). Architectural and Engineering Publishers.
Brentford, Middlesex. August 1990 to May 1993.
Position: Self-employed as Computer Consultant.
Achievements: Production of Requirements, Functional and Technical specifications for proposed computer-based publishing system. Specification /purchase of hardware and software. Design and set-up of computer system. Training of computer users. General hardware and software support. Systems security and anti-viral responsibilities. Backups and verification.
Company: Christopher Gotch Associates. Architectural Consultancy Practice.
Brentford, Middlesex. August 1991 to November 1992.
Position: Self-employed as Computer Consultant.
Achievements: Specification of hardware and software requirements. Installation, testing, and documentation of hardware and software.
Duties: Hardware and software maintenance and support. Implementation of anti-viral and computer security requirements.
Company: Jardine Insurance Services. Service branch of the Jardine Matheson group of companies.
London, EC3. February. 1990 to July 1991.
Position: Computer Systems Operator.
Achievements: Providing hardware and software support for 1000 computer users.
Ensuring smooth running of systems and PCs. Production of batch files and menu systems.
Duties: Stock control of computer consumables. Liaison with maintenance companies. Basic training of computer users. Daily back-up regime and ensuring data integrity. Production of reports.
Company: Liveman Ltd. Music Promotion Company.
Esher, Surrey. December 1988 to December 1989.
Position: Computer Systems Manager.
Achievements: Analysis of computer systems requirements. Production of systems specifications.
Liaison with Wang (UK) Ltd. to agree final specification. Purchasing of hardware and software.
Duties: All aspects of computer administration and security. Training of two computer operators.
Company: C. F. Anderson & Son Ltd. Suppliers of timber, doors, panels, and laminated boards.
Islington, London. September 1987 to November 1988.
Position: Trainee Computer Operator.
Achievements: Learning to run multi-user systems and PCs efficiently. Data transfer from TI990 to Wang VS7110. User training programme.
Duties: Resolution of users’ computer problems. Installation of new hardware. Production of invoices and reports. Daily backups.
Education Summary: Establishment Dates Level Subject Achievements
Mapalim 2011 Diploma Cultural Venue Operations Pass
Croydon College 2007-8 C&G Level 3 Advanced Web Design Distinction
OCR Level 2 2D Flash Animation Pass
Kingston College 2005-6 NCFE Level 2&3 E-Commerce Pass
Brunel University 1993 Brunel Cert. C programming / UNIX Pass
Kingsway-Princeton College 1984-6 “O” levels Statistics A
C&G Level 3 Computing & Electronics Pass
SWCHS 1979-83 “O” level Mathematics B
Trainer: English as a Second or Other Language, Art, IT, Mental Health, Wellbeing