- Bristol, GB
- £7 /hr
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Leadership and communication skills;
I successfully lead and co-ordinated the 10 day Celebrations for the opening of the new Colston Hall Foyer back in September 2009. I workedmore...Leadership and communication skills;
I successfully lead and co-ordinated the 10 day Celebrations for the opening of the new Colston Hall Foyer back in September 2009. I worked closely with the Creative Director who programmed the event whilst I lead (from the back) thee coordination of artist, logistic, production and venue staff, not to mention the relevant council and multi-agencies meetings. Having excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills had enabled me to work both within a team whilst being able to lead and keep the team buoyant and motivated under extreme pressure. Also, having the ability to write-up contracts, emails and promotional literature to a high standard kept the flow of project moving.
Customer facing and operational management role, including team development;
One of my hobbies is to part take in Farmer’s Markets and Car Boot sales, I love working face to face with the public, putting up your stall is one of the most basic ways of dealing with people. Other examples of customer face experience is my work in the Gaiety Theatre’s box office, which was both demanding and rewarding plus my role as a Account Development Manager with Caxton Paper, highlighted the importance of maintaining a good client base. Operationally my work with Events Re-invented relied upon my logistic management of different events. I can also draw on my experience as Casual Duty Manager at the Colston Hall which varied from the opening and closing of the building, make certain all facilities where to customer satisfaction, to ensuring sufficient operational and security staff where available for specific shows. With regards to team development, one of the examples I can draw upon whilst working as Office Manager at Corixa Communications, I ensured relevant staff training was carried out, and kept a monthly clinic’ where staff would highlight any areas they needed assistance on or how targets were going, this enabled a smoother running of the business.
Prioritise and manage time effectively plus working on own initiative;
My work with Events Re-Invented draws on my ability to work on my own initiative as a bulk of the work I do is originated by working from home. Some of the work requires the selling of advertisement space which will have particular deadlines to work against. Again, coordinating events (including on site) for Events Re-Invented were timing is crucial as it will impact on both the budget and fees charged. Other experience as stage manager on different productions generally requires working off your own initiative ensuring all is in order for the performance with its looming curtain time.
Excellent administration and ICT Skills;
After working at Corixa for a few months, I realised their administration process was slow and not as effective as it should be. I therefore implemented a new administration and financial system which proved successful. I have a NVQ in MS Office and have worked extensively with many of the packages.
Preparing and managing budgets;
Preparing and managing budgets has been a constant feature throughout my working experience, whether it’s for the Colston Hall Celebrations, Harbour Festival, or as a Account Deveopment Manager at Caxton I have worked at setting and managing budgets. To date the Colston Hall Opening Foyer was probably the largest in monetary terms.
Creative Problem Solving;
One of reasons why I enjoy working at public venues is that it tends to lend itself no matter how well things are planned for something to go wrong. This then in turn requires on-the-spot creative thinking and problem solving. Example of which, at the CH Celebrations launch day, we discovered how certain music sounds (bass) flowed throughout the building. This provided sound issues throughout, where different performances on one level could hear what was occurring on another. In order not to cancel performances I managed to tweak show times slightly, quickly re-locate a few performances and effectively keep the audience happy without issue or notice.
Confident and assertive;
I am confident in my abilities and in the case of coming across something I don’t know, I’ll ask as oppose to blagging it’. I do come across as assertive albeit not in a threatening way and feedback from employers and staff who I have managed say I am very approachable. My voluntary work as a psychotherapist over the years has helped my development and my ability to be calm under pressurised situations.
Flexible and reliable;
Over the years I have had very few (2) sick days and always arrive for work on time if not before. When working voluntary as a psychotherapist at the Bristol General Hospital I came across a lot of high pressured’ situations with clients, this demanded of me to allow a flexible approach whilst not over reacting and staying constant/reliable to the client.
Calm under pressure;
A lot of the events I have organised most often call on my ability to remain calm under pressure, experience has thought me there is no other way, it’s essential when leading a team.
Area Covered: Bristol