Amy Cosgrove

  • London United Kingdom
Amy Cosgrove

Work History

Work History

Teacher of Science

Newlands Girls' School

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills; prepared lesson plans and all necessary equipment for classes of different abilities and year groups, to maximise learning and student interest.
  • Identified different learning skills and adapted teaching style accordingly to help Year 9 low ability class to meet or exceed their targets in the SAT examinations.
  • Received positive feedback on teaching and classroom management during Ofsted inspection, contributing towards the science departments ‘good’ rating.
  • Established and reviewed targets with students and provided regular feedback to students and parents, both orally and in writing to ensure progress.
  • Assisted in the trainee teacher mentoring programme; helped support and encourage trainee teachers by setting targets and providing feedback to enhance performance and the achievement of standards required to complete training.
  • Provided pastoral support to students as year 7 form tutor, ensuring that the transition to secondary school was positive.
Mar 2011 - May 2011

Temporary Compliance Administrative Assistant

Bar Standards Board

Processed training records for barristers; requiring use of organisational skills and strict attention to detail to monitor compliance with professional development standards.

May 2010 - Jan 2011

Volunteer Administrator

Christina Noble Children's Foundation

  • Researched and developed new alternative giving programme, to be launched in 2011, with the aim of attracting new donors and increasing donations from existing child sponsors.
  • Produced guidance for international donors on planned giving, including payroll giving and legacies. Providing country specific information to donors worldwide to enable them to donate in a tax efficient way to the Foundation.
  • Edited newsletters and Annual Reports, to ensure that all communications sent to key stakeholders and donors were written in clear English and of a professional standard.
  • Processed invoices and requisitions from operational centres, resulting in the timely transfer of funds, which were used to support children and projects in Vietnam and Mongolia. 
Jan 2006 - Jul 2007

Executive Officer

British Medical Association
  • Provided contractual advice to clients experiencing work related problems with their employer. Analysed and interpreted employment contracts to provide appropriate information to help resolve complaints.
  • Supported contact centre employees by providing additional advice on contractual issues to ensure correct information was provided to clients.
  • Attended negotiations with the Government and NHS employers on contractual issues, ensuring that discussions were accurately recorded in the minutes.
  • Responsible for preparing agendas and minutes for large committee meetings; requiring strong organisational skills and attention to detail to ensure accurate reporting of discussions and all follow up actions were completed.
  • Streamlined minute taking procedure at monthly committee meetings resulting in faster dissemination of information and follow up on agreed actions.
  • Researched and wrote reports for publication on BMA website to provide guidance to clients on a variety of issues. 
Sep 2005 - Dec 2005

Temporary Administrator

Royal College of Physicians

Provided advice and administrative support to Royal College representatives and NHS employers to ensure that statutory procedures for the appointment of consultant doctors in the NHS were followed.

Aug 2005 - Sep 2005

Temporary Administrator

UK Clinical Research Collaboration

Created a database of clinical research activity nationwide to provide overview of key areas of research and funding sources.

Mar 2003 - Aug 2003

Temporary Customer Services Assistant

The Law Society

Acted as the first point of contact for clients wishing to make formal complaints against solicitors, ensured information was recorded correctly to support the timely resolution of complaints and customer satisfaction. 

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Dec 2010

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Edinburgh Business School

Modules completed: Economics, Human Resource Management, Managing People in Changing Contexts, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour and Project Management

‘A’ grade average

Sep 2003 - Jun 2004

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Warwick University

Post Graduate Certificate in Education; Pass

Specialising in Secondary Science Education

Sep 1998 - Jun 2002

BSc (Honours) Anatomical Sciences

Edinburgh University

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Anatomical Sciences

Result: 2:1 

Skills

Skills

Lotus Notes

MS Outlook

MS Access

MS Powerpoint

MS Excel

MS Word

Summary

An adaptable, conscientious and self motivated administrator with over 3 years’ experience. Offering a good understanding of human resources gained through post graduate studies. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, confident under pressure with a professional attitude. Wishing to develop a career in human resources and a position as a human resources assistant.

Key Skills

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good under pressure
  • Comfortable in a changing environment
  • Quick delivery of achievements
  • Confident communicator
  • Strong IT skills

Interest

My hobbies includes sailing, diving and travelling. I also love being creative and am currently learning dressmaking.

Additional Information

After graduating I worked as a temporary administrator before commencing teacher training. Whilst working as a teacher I realised that although I enjoyed teaching, it was not my vocation and my skills were better suited to a business environment. In 2007, I got married and relocated to Japan and then Hong Kong with my husband. Whilst living in Asia I took the opportunity to learn new skills and studied business and Japanese. I also travelled throughout the region and worked as a volunteer on a part time basis.