Positions of Responsibility

2012 Campaigns Officer of the Oxford Students for Liberty Debating Society

  • Responsible for the society’s engagement with political issues by making members aware of national and local campaigns that are relevant to the society, and endorsing such campaigns where relevant.

2011 President of the Oxford Students for Liberty Debating Society

  • Organised and chaired weekly debates on current events and political philosophy for Oxford University students.

2009-2010 Marketing Manager for a number of student produced plays

  • Over the course of two years I marketed a number of student produced plays at Oxford University. My responsibilities included writing and distributing promotional material, and arranging the artwork for it, as well as helping to organise press previews, and generating interest through word of mouth and social networking sites.

2009-2010 Social Secretary of Somerville College Boat Club

  • Organising inter-college social events and club dinners.

Profile

I have recently completed a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. This has afforded me a strong numerical background, a capability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely in writing, as well as orally, and an ability to think through problems critically and analytically. Since graduating, I have been working in local government in a busy office environment. As such, I am also familiar with a wide range of IT applications including Microsoft Office.

 I am a highly competent and ambitious person, and I am hardworking, resilient and reliable. I am capable of learning new skills quickly, and, moreover, I can adapt to new challenges and environments easily, and apply my skills in new and creative ways. 

Education

Education
Oct 2006 - Jun 2008

A/AS Levels

Liverpool Community College

A Level History A                                        

A Level Government & Politics A

A Level English Literature A                     

AS Level Mathematics  A

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Home Improvement Agency Team Support Officer

Oxford City Council

Currently, I work for a small team in Oxford City Council that attempts to enable vulnerable residents of the city maintain their independence, mainly by providing financial assistance for adaptations, repairs and refurbishments to their homes. Responsibilities include:

  • Project management – Planned and delivered a £10,000 project to alleviate fuel poverty and reduce excess winter deaths in Oxford during the winter of 2011/12 in conjunction with other stakeholders across Oxfordshire.
  • Marketing and Promotion – I produced the team’s marketing strategy. I have also drafted a number of press releases, and contributed to publicity articles.
  • Liaising with clients over the phone
  • Drafting letters to clients
  • Producing monthly performance statistics, and compiling data for reporting purposes
Apr 2010 - Jul 2010

Library Assistant

Somerville College, Oxford

Outside of term time, the Somerville College library offers positions as library assistants to current students. Responsibilities included:

  • Re-shelving returned books
  • Stocktaking
Jul 2008 - Jun 2008

Licensing Clerk

BT Local Government Services

Processed applications for licenses to work in the private security industry on behalf of the government licensing authority. Duties included:

  • Data entry
  • Performing identity checks on applicants
  • Cross-referencing various forms