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Philip Simpson

Apprentice Community Development Worker


I am adaptable, enthusiastic, conscientious, self-motivated and committed with vast experience of serving the community. I am punctual and able to work in busy environments by effectively managing workloads. I have an ability to build successful working relationships with my colleagues because I am a positive team player with the ability to display strong leadership skills. I am also very capable of working well as an individual. I am a friendly, confident and outgoing person with a good sense of humour. I always take care to ensure I maintain a professional appearance and am eager for the opportunity to pursue a career that will enable me to follow the vocation I have a strong desire for.

Work experience

Sep 2013Present

Community Development Worker

Enfuse/Voluntary Action (VANEL)
  •  Identifying young people and guiding them into volunteering.
  • Creating voluntary opportunities for young people.
  • Promoting and marketing voluntary opportunities.
  • Mentoring young people.
  • Working alongside volunteers in recycling everyday objects.
  • Working in a secondment at West Marsh Community Centre to assist in the general running of the centre.
  • Event organisation.
Oct 2014May 2015

Youth Ambassador

Springboard Programme
NELC/ Youth Ambassador(Secondment) Working alongside the Springboard personal adviser in engaging with 18-24 year old unemployed people. Marketing/promoting Springboard at stakeholder, marketing and press events. Attending regular liaison meetings with project lead and other Youth Ambassadors. Working alongside the CEIAG coordinator in developing partnerships with external organisations. Supporting the recruitment of 18-24 year old unemployed people onto the programme. Working through personal goals and action plans with clients on a weekly basis. Helping clients look for work, update CV's, write cover letters, fill in applications and anything else related.
Apr 2013Aug 2013

Methodist Church

Methodist Church
The Grimsby & Cleethorpes Engaging and mentoring young people in local youth clubs. Support working at YMCA. Engaging and mentoring disadvantaged and homeless people. Offering support and guidance. Helping residents of the YMCA with confidence issues. Gained knowledge of similar partners. Offering a listening ear.
Mar 2013Aug 2013

Promotions Team Member

Grimsby Telegraph-(Ad Hoc)
Promotions Team Member Working in town centre for Baby and Toddler Competition. Dealing with and selling newspapers to members of the public. Handing out flyers, promotional content and freebies. Assisting with entry forms.
Oct 2012Dec 2012

Sales Assistant

The Entertainer-Seasonal
Sales Assistant High standard of customer service. Welcoming customers into the store and handing them leaflets. Demonstrating toys to customers to maximise sales. Merchandising the store aswell as occasionally changing the layout. Bringing and storing stock into the stockroom.




Hull School of Art and Design

National Diploma

Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education