Professional History

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Education

I enjoy learning new skills, my continuous personal development is as important to me as my professional development and as such I belong to two online course providers, edX and The Shaw Academy.

Introduction to Bootstrap Certificate

Introduction to Bootstrap - A Tutorial

Microsoft - DEV203x through edX

July 2018
IAO Level 3 Certificate in Web Design and Development Certificate

IAO Level 3 Certificate in Web Design and Development

The Training Room

January 2018
Diploma in Web Development Certificate

Diploma in Web Development

Shaw Academy

October 2017
Advanced Diploma in Web Design Certificate

Advanced Diploma in Web Design

Shaw Academy

May 2017
Diploma in Web Design Certificate

Diploma in Web Design

Shaw Academy

October 2017
Diploma in Adobe Photoshop Certificate

Diploma in Adobe Photoshop

Shaw Academy

May 2017
Diploma in Smartphone Photography Certificate

Diploma in Smartphone Photography

Shaw Academy

May 2017
Diploma in Adobe Lightroom Certificate

Diploma in Adobe Lightroom

Shaw Academy

April 2017
Diploma in Video Certificate

Diploma in Video

Shaw Academy

April 2017
Diploma in Photography Certificate

Diploma in Photography

Shaw Academy

April 2017

Additional Education

My enjoyment of learning new skills often means that I take courses that are not directly related to my professional career, below are some qualifications and certificates that are not directly related to my professional career, however, I believe that many skills are transferable, in one way or another.

Introduction to Project Management Certificate

Introduction to Project Management

The University of Adelaide Project 101x through edX

October 2016
Introductory Short Course in Plastering Certificate

Introductory Short Course in Plastering

City & Guilds

December 2015
Super-Earths and Life Certificate

Super-Earths and Life

HarvardX - SPU30x through edX

December 2015

Additional Courses

  • Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care (Adults) - April 2012.
  • BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) - March 2010.
  • NVQ Level 3 in Promoting Independence - June 2006.

This is not an exhaustive list of my training course, see below for a downloadable file.

Work History

Web Design and Development

Freelance

February 2018 - Present

• Advising and liaising with the customer about the UI and UX of their website from wire-framing to final site.
• Responsible for designing, coding and modifying of existing websites and templates to achieve the customers desired look.
• Thorough understanding of responsive web design.
• Thorough testing of entire site to ensure that it is fully functioning and compatible with a range of browsers and devices and that it meets current web standards.
• Take and edit (using Photoshop and Lightroom) images to ensure that they present the best of the customer while also being suitably sized for the web.
• Source and pay for webhosting and domain names for the client.
• Thorough understanding of WordPress, its themes and plugins as well as ecommerce.
• Maintain and expand knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and their associated libraries and frameworks.
• Experience with social media and third-party API’s.

Project Leader

Three C's Support

April 2014 - September 2016

• Led, managed and supervised the teams including investigations, appraisal and performance management. Created a completely new staff rota system that drastically reduced the time it took to prepare the monthly rotas and process the end of month timesheets and returns.
• Mentored and coached staff, delivering training when needed.
• Ensured that the service was fully compliant with Health & Safety and other legislation by making sure that appropriate documents are in place, up-to-date and easily accessible.
• Provided service data (audits and checks) and accurate budget forecasts in a timely manner to ensure that resources available are used to maximum benefit.
• Manage planned change in service provision to meet changing needs of the customer and the company.
(Download a copy of my "Work & CPD History" for the complete Job Description and Person Specification).


Community Support Organiser

Dartford & Swanley Community Day Services, Kent County Council

October 2012 – March 2014

• Led, managed and supervised the teams including recruitment, selection, investigations, appraisal, and performance management.
• Mentored and coached the staff, the nursing students and police cadets, delivering training when needed.
• Developed and implemented robust quality assurance processes and systems.
• Built and managed opportunities for the service to develop by networking with people and organisations.
• Assisted with the drafting of the annual business plans.
• Ensured the effective use of resources by controlling and monitoring the day-to-day operational budgets.
• Undertook the annual budget building and forecasting for the service, in charge of large amounts of public money.
• Maintained appropriate records in line with service and government policies.
• Managed and was responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of all staff, customers and visitors.
• Committed to equalities and the promotion of diversity by identifying and challenging discriminatory views.
• Responsible for carrying out risk assessments.
(Download a copy of my "Work & CPD History" for the complete Job Description and Person Specification).

Senior Day Centre Officer

Yew Tree Centre, Dartford, Kent County Council

October 2009 – September 2012

• Managed the recruitment, induction, supervision, motivation, training and development of staff to ensure an effective team that was capable of delivering services in accordance with service specifications.
• Ensured that services were delivered to contract specification, within the cash limits and operation policy.
• Monitored and controlled the operational budget and contributed to the forecasting process for the unit.
• Maintained efficient and effective monitoring and control systems for the unit in accordance with Financial/Human Resources and Health and Safety Directorate regulations and provided regular reports.
• Awareness of KCC Procedures/Policy in relation to Human Resources, Health and Safety and Finance.
• Used awareness of Health and Safety, Data Protection and confidentiality issues and other national, corporate and directorate policies and procedures to review and update centre procedures.
(Download a copy of my "Work & CPD History" for the complete Job Description and Person Specification).

CV and Work History Download

Download a hardcopy of my CV.

CV

Download a hardcopy of my full work and Continuous Personal & Professional Development History.

Work & CPD History

Warning: this is a concise document and is quite long.