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Employment History

Employer Job Title Description Dates
Chesterfield College Student Union Vice President I supported the president and other officers in ensuring that the Student Union ran smoothly and supported all students 1987-1989
Abbey National Support Clerk I had specific tasks related to cheque validation and encoding, as well as supporting more senior workers in tasks as they arose 1991-1992
North Sunderland Methodist Circuit Youth Worker I was responsible for youth work in 11 churches, and outreach work into two schools 1992-1993
Epsom Methodist Church Senior Youth Worker I had oversight of all the youth work activities in this busy town centre church, as well as work with a local school, and the local council youth service 1997-1998
Dronfield Youth Outreach Project Pastoral Care Worker I worked in this large senior school, across KS3 to KS5, offering one to one support to pupils with difficulties, group work with groups of similar pupils, and supporting the school with Assemblies and in lesson support 1998-2001
St Andrew's Church, Harrogate Youth Worker I was responsible for all youth work activities within the church, as well as work in local schools and with the council youth service 2001-2002
Thistley Hough High School Teacher of ICT, Head of ICT and e-Learning, Assistant Headteacher As a teacher of ICT I was responsible for planning and delivering lessons, marking pupils work and liaising with parents and carers.As Head of ICT and e-Learning I added the responsibility for developing schemes of work, monitoring the performance of the whole department, and overseeing the role out of e-Learning strategies across the whole school.
As an Assistant Head Teacher I was responsible for supporting the Headteacher in whole school strategies, specifically to do with whole school behaviour and pastoral issues.
2004-2011
UK SmallSites (Self Employed) Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Photographer I set up UK SmallSites to support small businesses gain a web prescence that they otherwise may not get. As a one stop shop for all their design needs, both print and electronic, I was succesful in supporting a number of local small businesses. 2013-2017

Between August 2011 and October 2013 I was unable to work due to the development of a Neurological condition called Functional Movement Disorder. This is now under excellent control and I have been non symptomatic for a number of years now