I’m a skilled Implementations and Projects Leader who has successfully implemented a number systems for high profile clients.
With skills in Project Management and a solid background within Human Resources, Recruitment and Business Support/Administration, I’ve actively developed as my roles have evolved over time.
One of my most valued skills is problem solving, having the ability to quickly assess a situation and find the best solution available.
I look for challenging roles that test me and require me to keep evolving and learning as I go.
Over the years of my education and employment experience, I have learned many things about myself:
- I am most comfortable when I have a number of tasks and projects on the go at once.
- I thrive on ‘disasters’ and pride myself on my ability to assess and address a situation to resolve it quickly, completely and with the most effective solution possible
- Technology is very natural to me and is embedded in my daily life. I am completely proficient in Windows/Mac OS X and Microsoft Office/iWork and many other programs but can pick up new systems exceptionally quickly as required
- I think of alternative ideas and plan how to deliver these (either personally or identify the skills needed to achieve tasks)
I have met some amazing, engaging and interesting people so far in my career so far and I always look forward to meeting more as I go and exploring all the opportunities I can. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you want to talk about opportunities.
Lakeland - Windermere
Carnegie College - Dunfermline
Lakeland - Edinburgh
The Greater.Jobs collaboration, which brought together a number of local authorities within Manchester to streamline and unify their recruitment process, is a group of Applicant Tracking Systems connected together to give applicants a single place to find opportunities across the region. The project has recently been shortlisted for 3 awards and won an award at the OnRec awards in March.
As a key member of a team tasked to implement a new applicant tracking system, I had a number of tasks to manage throughout the project. This project is a revolutionary change from the current paper-based system which poses an increasing number of challenges as time progresses. I worked with the Engage ATS team to detail our recruitment processes and spec the system to our requirements, held short 'focus group' meetings with both recruiting managers who will be using the system regularly and the People and Business Support Team who will be the data managers of the system (this resulted in significant changes to our processes as we progressed), coordinated User Acceptance Testing with the team and provided feedback to the Engage ATS Team and travelled to each of our four retail regions and provided a two hour training session to 73 managers and organised local training for managers. The website launched in July 2015 and we will review the new process with all of the projects stakeholders to see if any further additions or amendments are needed and address these as appropriate.
BACHELOR DEGREE – BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Edinburgh Napier University
The BA Business Management course included units such as International Business, Strategic Business Management (in a Global Context), Organisational Change Management and also included a 6 month Work-Based Project.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION – SUMMER PLACEMENT
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh
I studied for two months at Carnegie Mellon taking degree classes such as International Marketing and Financial Forecasting. Made possible through the George Lauder Bursary provided by Carnegie College.
HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA / HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Units in the HND Administration and IT course included:
– Advanced Spreadsheets
– Advanced Word Processing
– Advanced Databases
– Presentation Skills
– Research Skills
– Business Culture and Strategy
– Project Management (Microsoft Project)
Awarded the Andrew Carnegie Business School Award for Outstanding Achievement in my HND year
Units in the HNC Administration and IT course included:
– Financial Accounting Software (SAGE) Office Administration
– Word Processing
– Recording Financial Transactions