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Work experience

Oct 2007Present

Community Arts Facilitator


My current role compromises these key skills

-designing and delivering needs focused arts programmes to refugees across West London

-creating and managing partnerships

-managing a forum - the Refugee Arts Forum

-delivering project outcomes, such as celebrations, exhitibions, conferences and school events

-administration, evaluation, monitoring, report writing

Since October 2007, I have completed 25 projects and created 40 new partnerships. I have curated and managed five exhibitions and chaired 10 Refugee forums, increasing the membership from 10 to 45.

Apr 2004Sep 2007

Media Trainer and Administrator

Hillingdon Youth Awareness Programme

My main responsibilities in this role were:

-office management

-marketing manager

-visual arts trainer for young people at risk of social exclusion

During my time at HYAP, I streamlined the office systems to receive a BSI registration. I created templates and procedures to enable processes to run more efficiently. I delivered a pilot art scheme to over 60 participants. I created two youth-led magazines that were distributed around the borough and I managed two poster campaigns which were displayed in 60 JC Decaux boards and 600 other locations around Hillingdon.


Sep 1998Jul 2001


University of Westminster


Project Management
I have a certificate in project management from Hounslow CVS. I manage around 10 projects at one time; I run four projects a week, I will be planning ahead for the upcoming projects and I will be seeking new partnerships to create new projects.   I manage a project from initiation to completion, including entering details onto a company database, sourcing funding, setting aims and ojbectives, determining staffing and resources with partners, carrying out risk management, planning for monitoring and evaluation and reporting.


Michael Tottman

My past deputy manager

Project Examples


I lead a weekly community group, which involves creating a vision, delegating tasks to the right people, chairing meetings, motivating the members and creating project plans to put on events and programmes.

I take a keen interest in culture and get much inspiration from travelling to other countries. I enjoy visiting and participating in cultural festivals and events such as ‘The Thames Festival’ and visiting galleries and exhibitions to get ideas and keep my knowledge current and up to date. I am a painter and I exhibit in London with the Free Painters Group. I really appreciate works of art that enable people to engage with it and create a dialogue.

I sing monthly in a music group and I play the saxophone and guitar. I regularly volunteer as a youth-leader for summer camps. I enjoy reading, walking and going to concerts, theatre performances and comedy venues. I have a car and a clean driving licence. I am an optimistic person and like to bring the best out of people and I contribute to a fun and lively office atmosphere.