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Skills

Analysis
Analysed comparables, strategic planning documents and market data to produce a development report including RSV budget, DCFs and risk analysis.
Research and Writing
2 degrees and dissertations honed drafting, proof-reading, editing, attention to detail.
Events Management
Started, managed and promoted A Slice of Fried Gold in London. Liased with performers, management and venues to negotiate dates and fees. Co-ordinated the distribution of promotional materials, press releases, and online social network advertising. Maintained relationships with bands, venue managers and other promoters.
Driving
Full, clean UK driving licence held since 2001.
Speaking to members of the public
From working as a lifeguard and swimming teacher, to working in retail, to voluntary work with Graham Watson and Cirdan, I have developed excellent public relation skills, and am confident dealing with the wide range of unpredictable issues that may be brought forward by members of the public.

Work experience

Planning Assistant (unpaid work placement)

SSDC

Currently undertaking planning applications for residential property

Reviewing 1st stage public consultation of a new Hinkley Point nuclear power station and associated development

Jun 2008Present

Unpaid work experience

Scott Burridge Commercial

- Comparison method of valuation

- Zoning of retail premises

- Drafting of particulars, business transfer

- Development consultancy

- Site visits

- Local professional networking events

- Client meetings

Sep 2006Jun 2008

Promoter

A Slice of Fried Gold

- Co-founded and managed a live music event at various venues across London- Nominated for the Indie Awards 2008 (Best Live Music Night)- Built a strong network of performers, venue managers, promoters and fans- Liased with management to negotiate fees and bookings- Co-ordinated press releases, online advertising and media, and traditional media formats

20062008

Bookseller

Borders, Charing Cross Road

- Bookseller at one of London’s busiest bookshops.- Introduced a system of internal communication between floors, and small-scale team meetings; both these   measures helped improved communication and staff morale, and are still in use today.- Worked within a retail environment that prioritised customer contact and service. Won company prize for best one-on-one Bookseller.- Advanced use of internal computer system.- Training of new temporary staff.- Represented the branch at various events including Harry Potter Launch Night.- Held some supervisory roles during management restructuring.

Education

20082009

MSc

Heriot-Watt University

Dissertation entitled 'To what extent does the conservation of built heritage assets promote the principles of sustainable development?'

References

Nick Seaton-Burridge

Leonie Turner

Sherridan Hughes

David Norris

Certifications

Youth Leadership Award

Rotary Club

Voluntary Work

Cirdan Sailing Trust

2003-present

- Represented the Trust at the Sail Training International Conference 2009 in Istanbul.- I am the Trust's representative at the UK Sail Training Youth Committee.- Volunteer bosun and fourth hand.- Third in command of a 110-foot traditional sailing ship.

- Instruction and supervision of large groups of disadvantaged young people, including those with learning difficulties, behavioural difficulties, poorer social and economic backgrounds, Down’s Syndrome, autism, and other physical and mental conditions.

http://www.cirdansailing.com

Graham Watson MEP Constituency Office

2000

- Assisted the staff in dealing with Mr Watson’s daily schedule and affairs.

- Identified relevant news stories in local and national newspapers.

- Responded to enquiries from individuals and organisations.

- Sent out press releases, notifying local media of Mr Watson’s involvement with issues and causes, and his attendance of public events.

Objective

To become a Planning & Development Surveyor and pass the APC in 2012.

To enhance the value, quality and sustainability of the UK built environment.

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