Work History

Jan 2013- date Community Learning Champion (Voluntary), TSSA (Transport Salaried Staff’s Association), Walkden House, 10 Melton Street, London NW1 2EJ.
Building the Word Press website, attending meeting, liaising with local organisations around community learning, outreach in community, helping at events, web editing and writing.

Sept 2009- 2012 Little Bliss magazine Panel Member (Voluntary), BLISS, 9 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL.
Bliss Premature baby Charity. Includes looking at back issues and making decisions on style, appeal to reader, what works/ doesn’t, Feedback on anything relevant to the progression of magazine.

2004- 2007 Shoreditch Audiences Ambassador (Voluntary), Shoreditch Trust, Hoxton Street, London N1.
Included Outreaching in the local community to engage people with the Arts such as Theatres, exhibitions etc. These were partially subsidised therefore making available discounted tickets especially to Shoreditch residents. Also attending meetings, answering calls, working at the Box office, liaising with other Organisations etc.

2004-2008 Mystery Diner, Acumen Ltd, 5 Station Road North, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9LD.
Covert dining for companies, Sampling menus, asking staff questions, writing reports, making calls, completing a series of tasks competently and working independently.

Oct 99- 2002 Joint Health Promotion Team Leader (Voluntary), LEAN- London East Aids Network, based in Stratford, London E15.
Included Promoting information about Sexual Health issues. Increasing awareness of infections such as HIV prevention and other STI’s at events, Library displays, giving talks at colleges etc and also setting up outreach projects in the community. I also co facilitated Training for adults joining the team.

Oct 99- April 2001 P/T Playworker, Hackney Marsh Adventure Playground, London E9.
My duties included supervising 5-15 year olds, organising activities, assisting with off-site trips, liaising with other organisations etc. A small amount of administration such as filling in Accident Books, monitoring information and daily register. I was also able to administer Basic First Aid when necessary.

July 99- Sept 99 Playworker, (Summer programme), Springfield After School Club, Clapton, London E5.

Oct 97- Feb 98 Playworker, (Temporary Post), Hackney Marsh Adventure Playground, London E9.

July 97- Sept 97 Playworker, (Summer Programme), Springfield After School Club, London E5.
July 96- Sept 96

Dec 93- Aug 96 Prison Visitor (Voluntary), The New Bridge, Medway Street, Victoria, London SW1P.
Duties included writing letters to Long term clients/ offenders, Visiting Prisons, Liaising with other outside agencies, writing reports to supervisor, attending meetings and training updates as well as Outreach work.

Mar 96- April 96 Playworker, (Easter Programme), Westminster Play Association, London W2.

July 95- Sept 95 Playworker, (Summer Programme), Springfield Project, Clapton, London E5.

July 94- Sept 94
July 93- Sept 93 Playworker, (Summer Programme), Springfield After School Club, Clapton, London E5.

Feb 93- May 93 Trainee playworker, Homerton Grove Adventure Playground, London E9.

July 92-Sept 92 Playworker, (Summer Programme), Holly Street Adventure Playground, Hackney, London E8.

Sept 91- Sept 94 Management Committee Member (Voluntary), Evergreen play Association, Holly Street, Hackney, London E8.
Role included attending regular committee meetings, Liaising with other organisations, helping with Fund raising (including putting in applications), Recruitment and Supervision of staff. I also spent the last three months before leaving as temporary stand in Treasurer. During this time I also worked as a Play worker in the summer months.

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