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Work History

Dec 2017Present

Research Officer

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation 

- Main point of contact with the external partners to channel their work and support for the research initiatives efficiently and effectively.

- Coordinating regular progress updates to key stakeholders, including the drafting of publications for specific stakeholder groups in conjunction with the Communications team.

- Key point of contact for the Research Team, coordinating resources and ensuring allocated work within the project is delivered to pre-agreed timescales.

- Update the Foundation’s existing research related publications, briefing notes and papers as and when required and draft new ones as need arises.

- Supporting the Wheel of Influence initiative in partnership with the Communications team.

- Outcomes Research- work with Regional offices to support the implementation of outcomes research by all operators.

- Social Value- main lead on development, delivery and analysis of social value work with PWC.

- Satisfaction Surveys- Qualitative and Quantitative Research and analysis to support the wider Research agenda.

Apr 2017Dec 2017

Fundraising Administrator

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation 

World Fellowship Finances

  • Issuing payment requests and receipts
  • Payment forecasting and Risk Profiling
  • Debt Chasing 
  • Liasing with National Award Operators for split finances.

World Fellowship Admin

  • Due Diligence and donor research.
  • Processing Commitment Forms and WF materials to donors
  • Donor stewardship and correspondence 

Advisory Board Admin

  • Organising the Young Fellowship Board Meeting 
  • Development Group meeting chaired by HRH The Earl of Wessex 

Fundraising Team Development

  • Team meeting admin
  • Updating the annual planner on behalf of the FR team
  • Salesforce integration and seasonal mail-outs.
  • Supporting Head of Fundraising with pipeline, ongoing planning and research for strategy and Case for Support.
Sep 2016Feb 2017

Community Fundraising

Farm Africa

Database management:

  • Raisers Edge superuser
  • Data cleansing for schools and churches mail-out 
  • Recording supporter correspondence
  • Assisting with training sessions
  • Ensure any donations were recorded and processed on RE

Donor Care:

  • Maintaining shared inbox and responding to supporter inquiries
  • Regular correspondence with supporters through courtesy calls and distribution of donor packs.


  • Working on three appeals from inception to delivery
  • Preparation and promotion of Farm Africa's attendance at Food Matter's Live convention at ExCel London.
  • Development of support for Farm Africa's work beyond Christian community groups, to involve more faith based groups across the UK.


  • Liaising with community groups regarding work of Farm Africa
  • Researching potential partners and new platforms
  • Volunteer speaker training
  • Drafting and submitting RAG partnership applications with London university fundraisers.
Oct 2015June 2016

Overseas Operations

The Society For Environmental Exploration (Frontier)


  • Staff recruitment: reviewing and processing applications 
  • Managing and updating recruitment websites and advertisements
  • Scheduling and organising interviews 
  • Interviewing candidates 


  • Ensuring that all communications are recorded effectively
  • Set-up and co-ordination of pre-departure Field Staff briefing and training
  • Assisting with pre-departure documentation and submitting to relevant overseas headquarters
  • Packing and dispatching of equipment out to field projects.

Overseas Projects

  • Monitoring overseas project activities through reporting systems
  • Assisting in collating, checking and filing quarterly reports
  • Marine Equipment servicing and maintenance 
  • Checking FCO for up-to-date in-country information, and communicating the information efficiently

Outreach & Events:

  • Presenting at volunteer recruitment sessions at Universities and Schools across UK.Representing Frontier and speaking at School Talks, Careers Fairs.
  • Assisting at Briefing Weekend and Training Weekend
Sep 2014Mar 2015

Fundraising & Development Assistant

SMG Group-Science Museum, London
  • Individual Giving team: Responsible for generating income, funding and charitable donations to support the work of the Museum.
  • Personally engaged with potential peers and high profile supporters of the Museum, soliciting their support and donations/grants.
  • Documenting and submitting Gift-Aid forms.
  • Updating mailing list and correspondence.
  • Promoting and working special events and exhibitions held at the museum, including‘ Science Lates' and Lectures.
  • Writing and translating signage for international visitors.
May 2013Jul 2013

NGO Intern

CRCC Asia-Mifan Mama, Shanghai.


  • Project managed a media task that involved working with top Shanghai based Media and Advertising companies to create a promotional video campaign for the Shining Star Orphanage.

Pastoral Care and Early Childhood Development:

  • Assisting with teaching blind and visually impaired children; areas included life skills and early learner academic work.
  • Assisting with curriculum development within specialism.

Fundraising and Project Co-ordination:

  • Co-ordinating volunteers, ensuring adequate cover available.
  • Fundraising: liaising with potential sponsors and donors.

Boxes of Love Project:

  • Logistics: co-ordinating collection and delivery of donations
  • Assisting with programme oversight
  • Event co-ordination and digital marketing.
Nov 2012Jan 2013

Menswear Sales Assistant

Peter Jones(John Lewis Chelsea), London
  • Delivering renowned John Lewis Customer Service.
  • Provided product information and advice/assistance to customers.
Jun 2012Aug 2012

House Manager

Studio Cambridge Summer Language School, Sir William School, Richmond
  • Pastoral Care of 14-18 year olds (CRB Checked).
  • Organise, Supervise and lead activities and excursions.
  • Inducting students into their residence and Summer School programme.
  • Liaising with management over programme delivery. 


Palabana Sustainable Farm, Lusaka Zambia June- August 2016

  • Assisted with general upkeep and maintenance 
  • Planting and Harvesting
  • Distributing produce

Food City Projects- Harrow Volunteer. May 2015, April-June 2016

  • Volunteered at local green space. Tasks included cleaning, maintaining urban gardens and assisting local school projects.

Model United Nations- Delegate. September 2012- July 2014

  • Writing Position Papers on various topical issues affecting the International community.
  • Representing states in UN committees, such as India in the UNESCO committee.
  • Debating the topic at hand and creating a Resolution Paper to the problems faced by the committee.