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Work History

2015Present

Communications and Bar Manager

Sligachan Hotel, Isle of Skye

In 2015, my fiance and I took the plunge and done something different. After travelling for two years, we moved to the Isle of Skye where we secured managerial positions. While I am heavily involved in the day to day running of the bar from March until November, I focus more on the events and communications side of things. This includes copy writing and editing, event planning, online management and everything in between. 

2011Present

Freelance Communications Specialist

Remote

Over the past few years, I have worked hard in establishing myself as a highly-regarded freelance specialist. On a daily basis, I conduct work on projects in writing, editing, sub-editing, proofreading, and copy editing to name a few. I work with a range of different clients and create anything from online content to company profiles. Working from my own schedule reinforces my interpersonal and organisation skills which are essential in any role.

Jun 2012Sep 2014

Communications Executive

Golden Charter Limited

After obtaining my degree at the age of 21, I initially started at Golden Charter as a communications assistant and conducted varied corporate communications both internally and externally. As the company grew, I was promoted to specifically adapt and grow internal, corporate communications for the company as a communications executive. This included internal newsletters and updates, supporting and working closely with HR and company directors which meant dealing with sensitive information on a daily basis. An important aspect of my job role was to continually review and introduce new and improved procedures to support the development of the company. I was a member of the social committee where I would support and help other staff members organise annual events for the company.

Apr 2011Nov 2011

Volunteer Event Organiser

The British Heart Foundation

While in this role, I established and held‘ The West Highland Hike' event (sponsored walk). Work included creating objectives and plans which were intricately followed, as well as a lot of communication with various organisations and companies. The tasks within this role were incredibly vast allowed me to successfully adapt my skills and knowledge in many areas such as budgeting, direct marketing, enthusiasm, commitment, research, presenting skills, and, of course, event organising.

20102011

Team Member

Radio Clyde-Clyde 1, Glasgow

Member As a member of the Clyde 1 street team, my main responsibilities included supporting events, radio presenters, and producers. This job required a high level of organisation and attention to detail as I would often be required to work with industry professionals. Skills developed and utilised in this role included conducting a high level of professionalism, organisation, planning, awareness, flexibility, and event management.

Education

20112012

B.A Communications with Media

Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Creative Advertising, Marketing and Discourse, Ideology and Media Research Methods for the Cultural Sector.
20092011

HNC/D Communications with Media

City of Glasgow College
  • Journalism, Video Production, Writing for the Media, Pitching and Promoting, Photography, and Web Design.

Skills and Training

  • Microsoft Excel 2010: Managing Data
  • Star Marketing Awards: Award Entry Writing
  • Accredited Whisky Ambassador
  • For two years I held my own show on the Southern General volunteer’s radio station, southern sound. This allowed me to adapt both my communication and technical skills as well as build confidence through speaking and presenting.