Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Sales Specialist

Gillespies Medical

Gillespie Medical Sales Registered Nurse: Medical sales / retail fulltime 3 1/2 years and 18 months parttime till present day

This position has given rise to further advance my skills as a sales professional for Gillespies Medical, a well established company of 50+ years located in Artarmon. Selling a broad range of products mainly for  the aged care and the  rehabilitation process., The  experience here has  given me a strong focus in dealing direct with the buying public to understand their needs and demands in this field of medical sales that has been invaluable addition for my career path.

Gaining a broad range of skills in understanding the supply chain process for distributors, suppliers and manufacturers of the various appliances and goods in this field of medical goods. Being a strong team player, and someone able to take the initiative, my strong customer service focus provides me with an excellent disposition for sales promotion whilst understanding the demands of a sales force with KPI's to hit and being able to empathise with the needs of the customer.

Oct 2012 - Present




St Leonards

I have been employed here on a fulltime basis for 17 months.

COSMAC sells an array of compression garments, pressure area care products to hospitals, community agencies nursing homes and individuals.

My postion is in the Dept of Veteran affairs dept servicing equipment and supplies to veterans, dealing with prescribers and suppliers.

Feb 2001 - Dec 2007

Community & Pastoral Worker

Pittwater Uniting Church

During my time as Community and Pastoral Worker, my duties included community group co-ordination, pastoral counselling  and church administration. I successfully developed and orchestrated a single mothers group, The Flamingo Club - Standing On One Leg, children's play groups, elderly care and house bound individuals.

Feb 1988 - Dec 1994

Mothercraft Parent Helpline

Tresillian Mothercraft

With my qualifications as a triple certificated nurse, general nursing, mothercraft and clinical pastoral certificate, I was employed on a part time basis as a parent helpline telephone counsellor.

My duties covered assisting young mothers with breast feeding, post natal care and general infant care issues.


Feb 1983 - Nov 1985

General Nursing Certificate

Sutherland Hospital




Working with a diverse range of people and groups in the community has required a strong development of people skills and networking.   This gives me an solid advantage in uncovering new market opportunities by referral in people's networks.

Business Development

My background and current role responsibilities give rise to opportunity of meeting clients and suppliers in the field and my excellent people management skills are a comfortably capable platform to further my career in the area of new sales and business development roles.

Product Demonstration and Training

Excellent ability to demonstrate product use, and train staff or clients in the correct procedures for product use and usability.

Personnel Management

Independent self starter with excellent interpersonal staff management and team organisational skills.

Computer Skills

Computer skills cover Microsoft Office - Word - Powerpoint - Excel for the purpose of administration and sales records. MYOB , PASTEL 

Reference: 1

To Whom It May Concern

I have known Sandy Gillespie for a period of 5 years in my capacity as minister of Pittwater Uniting

Church. She is a highly respected member of our ministry team who provides invaluable pastoral

support to members of our congregation and the wider community.

Sandy has shown an ability to accurately discern unmet community needs. Once she identifies these

needs, she is able to put together appropriate programs and gather relevant resources to enable an

effective ministry to take place. She also shows an ability to gather teams of volunteers who

enthusiastically work together on the task at hand. She is well-organised in all areas of her life and

carries this over to her leadership of ministry teams.

She is also very attentive to the needs of individuals. Her primary focus at Pittwater UC has been

the pastoral care of women. Sandy responds quickly to needs as they arise, working behind the

scenes with generosity and grace.

Sandy combines all these things with a mature walk with God and with devotion to the needs of her

family. The character and maturity of her children are testimony to Sandy's own personal maturity

and her ability to hold multiple needs together in a healthy and whole manner.

I have no hesitation in commending Sandy's suitability for any position for which she is

appropriately trained.

Yours sincerely,

(Rev) Peter Davis

Executive Minister

Regional Church Community Warriewood NSW

Reference: 2


Re: Ms Sandra Gillespie

It is with pleasure I supply the following information about Sandra Gillespie.

Sandra is well known to Tresillian having been a student here for fifteen months

and retumlng to the Parent Help Line (following her qualifying as a Registered

Nurse and several years of experience) in October 1988 to the present time on a

part-time basis.

She has excelled in the field of offering mothercraft advise and counselling to

often very distressed women.

Sandra has worked with Tresillian's Parent Help Line consistently and has had

Maternity Leave during this time period.

I have no hesitation in recommending Sandra for any position consistent with her


Anne Partridge

Acting Executive Director of Nursing