- London, GB
- £12.50 /hr
- Available now
I have 15 years of experience working as a Personal Assistant, Administrator and Event Organiser in a myriad of fields from Education to Marketing. I am flexible, fast and efficient.more...I have 15 years of experience working as a Personal Assistant, Administrator and Event Organiser in a myriad of fields from Education to Marketing. I am flexible, fast and efficient. I have 80wpm typing and am advanced in all MS Office packages including Access and PowerPoint.
I am a quick researcher, able to find information and resources quickly. I have been published in the Guardian and South East Parenting as a features writer and columnist.
Basically - you name it, I'll do it. I'm personable, confident and helpful.
Area Covered: London, virtual (anywhere)
Work Experience Summary:
June • Oct 2005
Conference Organiser for ESSE 2006, Institute of English Studies, University of London
This part time position, working from home, entailed initiating the administration of the conference including designing and maintaining an Access data base of all papers submitted, approved and programmed, delegate and speaker information, including dedicated queries, forms and tables; creating and maintaining the Conference web-site; dealing with all conference enquiries; communicating and disseminating information to APC; making necessary arrangements for meetings, including catering, booking of hotels, etc; assisting with the construction of the conference programme for the conference and maintaining an efficient and effective electronic filing system
Jan • July 2004
Project Administrator, Teaching and Learning Research Programme, School of Lifelong Education & International Development, Institute of Education, University of London
I was responsible for the administration of a new research project at LEID, “The Impact of Policy on Learning and Inclusion
in the New Learning and Skills Sector” - setting up the office, creating a filing system, designing and publishing the website using dedicated software, transcribing interviews, organising the first Project Seminar to report on findings, designing presentations using PowerPoint to publicise and disseminate research. This job ended after the birth of my son.
1994 - 2003
TEMPORARY SENIOR LEVEL SECRETARY for Office Angels,
Graduate Appointments and Prospectus Temps.
Administrator for the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
This position, covering maternity leave, included organising and managing a busy conference programme, updating the IES website, responsibility for the administration of the Institute’s seminar programme, support for meetings and day to day administration.
Administrator of the National Professional Qualification for Headship and PA to Centre Manager and Lead Assessor.
This job, although temporary, lasted 2 years and included organising, marketing and managing 6 National Residential Conferences on behalf of the Department for Employment and Education for teachers of pupils with Special Needs; maintaining and working on a dedicated access database of over 1,500 candidates; responsibility for the updating, editing and management of the on-line NCSL training website think.com; organising and co-ordinating assessments; creating advanced power point presentations for use in national training sessions; time-tabling complicated assessment days; diary management; dealing with Headteachers; role-playing as part of Final Assessment; attending meetings at the Department of Education and Employment. I was offered this job on a permanent basis.
PA to the Dean of the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Whilst in this role I facilitated a transition in management of the School, continuing administrative support, diary management, reorganising and prioritising the filing system, day to day administration and finance for the School, working on a dedicated database booking rooms and organising meetings for Senate House. I was offered this job on a permanent basis.
Project Manager for the Government’s Millennium Volunteer programme based at Alperton Community School.
This job entailed creating new volunteer opportunities for 16-24 year olds; attending marketing meetings with the DfEE team and devising new marketing initiatives for the programme; producing posters and promotional materials; organising a launch event with national press coverage; interviewing and encouraging young adults to become MVs and improve their community. I was offered this job on a permanent basis.
Personal Assistant (Senior Level) to, Institute of Education; Director of British Film Institute; Director of National Film Theatre; Curator of Museum of The Moving Image; Marketing Manager at NFT; Managing Director of WFD (Work Family Directives and HR); Regional Director at MPM Adams (Property Managers); Director of Fleischmann Hillard (PR); Editor of Take A Break Magazine.
Administrator to Institute of Latin American Studies, Institute of Romance Studies (University of London), Marketing Week (Publishing); Montagu Evans (Chartered Surveyors); NatWest Bank; Royal National Institute for the Blind; School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Institute of Education; Winkworths Estate Agents; Habitat; Kemp Muir Welleans (Architects); Andrew Cowan Associates (Architects).
Computer Packages include: Microsoft Office (Advanced), WordPerfect, AmiPro, Access, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, IBM and Mac Copy Typing (70wpm) Audio (80wpm)
1992 - 1997
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / PERFORMER
GIN Theatre Company.
Upon leaving University I set up GIN Theatre with a colleague and the company went on to produce work until 1997 - hence the temping. We were a successful fringe theatre company with Joanna Lumley as a patron. Shows toured London and to Dublin. My duties as well as overall responsibility was to find funding, be the marketing director, programmer, tour booker, PR person, set painter and company manager. I also managed to perform culminating in a successful run of my one woman show “I Don’t Sweat Much For A Fat Lass” which gained me an agent and a sporadic career as a jobbing professional actress
Education Summary: Secondary:
Millfield School, Street, Somerset (1985-89)
7 O’ Levels 2 GCSEs 2 A’ Levels
De Montfort University (1989 - 92)
BA (Hons) Performing Arts Class II(ii)
Administrator / Virtual Assistant / Freelance writer