Profession

Careers Adviser, Careers Consultant, All Age Professional

Location

Lincolnshire , East Midlands


Experience

Postgrdauate student
Nottingham Trent University
I am currently studying towards a postgraduate diploma / professional qualification in Careers Guidance at Nottingham Trent University. This full-time, intensive course combines academic study with skill based experience. The diploma is accredited by the professional body, the Career Development Institute (CDI) and encompasses 1:1 guidance interactions, ethical practice, presentation skills, labour market information, partnership working, evidence based practice and career related learning. Work placements: The Ashfield School, Nottingham A secondary school with academy status Various days throughout the course, conducting 1:1 guidance interviews, predominantly with year 11 pupils to support the post-16 decision making process. Applying the NTU career counselling model in practice. Produced reflective reports and case studies based on interviews conducted for both formative and summative assessment. UTC, Lincoln University Technical College (14 - 18 year olds) for Science & Engineering Various days throughout the course conducting 1:1 guidance interviews, predominantly with year 12 and 13 pupils. Applying the NTU career counselling model in practice. Produced reflective reports and case studies based on interviews conducted for both formative and summative assessment. Careers Lincolnshire The leading provider of independent guidance at schools / academies in Lincolnshire. Also providing support for unemployed people. I am passionate about my professional development and upon completion of the course in July 2015 I hope to find a role in the Higher or Further Education sector and progress on to the MA in Professional Practice (a 60 credit course required to 'top up' the Diploma to a Master's Degree). I am particularly interested in post modern, constructivist approaches to career guidance and education, such as the use of career narratives and creative writing. I would love to learn more about 'alternative' / non-traditional approaches to career development and management which utilise approaches not currently used widely in the field, such as mindfulness and ACT. These are areas I may consider as a focus of research for my Masters and potentially a Phd. I am also keen to develop skills in 'cross over' fields, such as life coaching and mentoring.
Freelance CV Writing Consultant
Self-employed (CV Centre, CV KnowHow and private clients)
Reading and evaluating information provided by a diverse range of clients. Researching companies and job roles. Assimilating information from multiple sources to create a professional CV. Providing additional services including writing covering letters, resignation letters and LinkedIn profiles.
Co Manager / Co Owner
Cafef Latte, Ramsgate
Managing the daily operations of a coffee shop franchise. Recruiting staff members, including interviewing and training staff. Serving customers, establishing strong client relationships, performing stock control, ordering supplies and conducting daily cash reconciliation/banking. Planning and organising marketing events to raise the profile of the business and increase revenue. Monitoring staff performance, implementing rewards and disciplinary procedures as necessary.
Teaching Assistant / Unqualified Teacher
Bromstone Primary School
Supporting pupils of varying ability levels, including AEN and Gifted & Talented across key stages 1 and 2. Preparing and maintaining resources. Regularly timetabled as an unqualified teacher; planning lessons and leading whole classes independently (predominately years 5 &6). Sole responsibility for managing and delivering the Speech and Language programme throughout the school, including liaising with external professionals, assessing pupils and leading a team of Teaching Assistants to deliver one-to-one and small group sessions. Supervising and engaging with pupils outside of class time. Engaging enthusiastically with regular INSET days and pursuing various training courses as part of ongoing CPD. Completing a Degree in Childhood Studies part-time whilst working and achieving First Class Honours.

Skills

Professional CV writing
People management
Academic writing
Training and teaching

Additional Information

Student membership until graduation in June 2015.