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Work experience

Nov 2008Present

Centre Operations Manager

MWB Business Exchange

When promoted to Centre Operations manager my duties began to include:

  • Soley managing a team of four Service Coordinators as well as overseeing the Meeting and Conferencing Executive
  • Making sure the centre is adequately staffed at all times - this includes managing staff holidays as well as arranging casual staff members
  • Ensuring that all monthly invoices are entered correctly by the Administration Controller
  • Managing the building works carried out by contractors as well as the centre handyman
Sep 2008Nov 2008

Assistant Centre Manager in Training

MWB Business Exchange

When first promoted at MWB my duties expanded to include:

  • Learning the full role from the Centre of Excellence Assistant Centre Manager
  • Helping to Manage a team of five service coordinators
  • Training all staff in various aspects of their individual roles including training new staff from the beginning
  • Adding ad-hoc charges to monthly invoices
  • Assuring visual standards were maintained at a high level in the centre's common areas
  • Making and keeping good relationships with suppliers and maintenance engineers
Sep 2007Sep 2008

Service Coordinator

MWB Business Exchange

As a Service Coordinator at MWB my duties included the following:

  • Greeting clients
  • Patching IT and Telecoms connections
  • Inputting IP addresses to ensure clients' internet was properly working
  • Answering telephones and transferring calls accordingly

  • Sorting incoming and outgoing post

  • Writing emails and memos to be sent to clients

  • Editing spelling and grammar of emails written by colleagues and managers

  • Organizing meeting room schedule

  • Ordering food for the week's meetings

  • Contacting meeting room clients to check bookings

  • Only Service Co-Ordinator in cluster to be trained trained to enter meeting room bookings into a new system

  • Requested to help at our Head Office on two occasions - once to do telemarketing and a second time to help our Central Reservations Office when it was needed.

Oct 2006Dec 2006

Bookseller

Waterstones (part time while at University)

My duties at Waterstones included:

  • Finding books for customers
  • Stocking shelves in various sections of the store
  • Contacting supplier to check stock levels for ordering books
  • Ringing sales through till
Oct 2005Sep 2006

Sales Associate

paperPassions (part time while at University)

The duties performed at paperPassions included the following:

  • Ringing sales through the till
  • Checking stock delivered against what was ordered
  • Changing store lay-out once a month to ensure customers saw full range of products
  • Opening and closing store - including counting the till in the morning and/or evening
Mar 2005Sep 2005

Sales Associate

London Zoo (part time while at University)

My role at London Zoo was very straightforward - I rang sales through the till and stocked shelves. I also answered customer questions, the most frequently asked being 'Where are the penguins?'.

Education

20042007

BA English Literature

Roehampton University

2:1 degree attained.

19962000

High School Diploma

Grand Haven High School

3.2 GPA (2:1 UK equivalent)

Skills

Touch Typing
  I am a very good typist with an average typing speed of over 70wpm.

Interest

Reading fiction is my passion but I am always on the lookout for grammatical errors - whether in the novels I love, the newspapers on the Tube, or the advertisements around the city.  I also enjoy travelling because I find experiencing different cultures fascinating. 

My favourite books

  • Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
  • Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  • Love - Angela Carter
  • The Monk - Matthew Lewis
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

References

Professional references are available upon request.

Visa status

I am an American citizen but have lived in London for almost five years.

I hold a FLR(m) visa which allows me to work full time in the UK without restriction.