34 Noel Street
NG18 5 NY
A qualified experienced Community Development Worker, Facilitator, and Trainer, with a background in managing projects and people. Recruiting and retaining volunteers, with skills in supervision and workshop design. Developing groups and individuals in a variety of settings and roles. Have an extensive understanding of working structures, and a reliable, creative and resourceful nature, which is supported by good communication and listening skills. Tempered with a good sense of humour and a practical approach to work and training.
LEARNER OF THE YEAR 2005 THE MANSFIELD AREA 27th May 2005.
2003 – 2005 Volunteer Manager-Community Development Worker – Centre Manager
Running a Focus point for the Ladybrook Neighbourhood Renewal Team
Recruiting and retaining volunteers, developing policies and procedures.
Supporting and supervising volunteers, developing learning and action plans, and accredited training for volunteers. Capacity building in groups and teams, equal opportunities training. Accessing funding for groups and volunteers. Networking, devising constitutions, writing reports, gathering statistics, monitoring and evaluating projects. Meeting Government floor targets in all five areas:
Health, Employment, Older People, Younger People, and Building Communities.
2000 – 2001 ART/MUSIC TUTOR
Special Educational Needs Coordinator Arnold Hill Nottingham
As an Arts Space Music Teacher working on a one-to one basis in a team and developing lesson plans relevant to pupils and their abilities.
Supporting Care Workers, other Tutors and pupils with learning disabilities, teaching, devising singing and performing skills. Setting up recording facilities in local school with young people aged 14-21
1999 – 2000 TUTORS ASSISTANT
Portland Training College, Mansfield
To provide classroom and technical assistance to students with severe disabilities in I.T. and Arts activities. To develop activities at the Youth Centre on site at weekends and evenings. Assessments of young peoples’ physical, emotional and mental needs.
1997 – 1999 IT TRAINER – Part-time
Mansfield Training Initiative
Teaching basic computer skills. Delivering Word and Number Power Sessions
Motivating and monitoring students’ progress. Teaching Life Skills
i.e. Assertiveness, Anger Management and Problem Solving etc.
1995 – 1996 PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Bandwagon Recording Studios
Co-ordinating women’s only music project Designed a 12 week programme,
which included Singing, Songwriting, Recording and Performing Skills
Recording, and Live Performances, and using a recording studio and Developing
1994-1995 LEADER IN CHARGE: Project Leader for Afro- Caribbean Unity Club
1988-1993 INFORMATION WORKER/ COUNSELLOR: Youth Enquiry Service Notts County Council
Information Advice and Guidance for young people and their families.
1986-1988 YOUTH WORKER: Broxtowe Centre Full-time Outreach Worker.
Liaising with Schools and other community groups to develop services for young
1984-1986 ACCOMMODATIONS WORKER: Ashfield Homeless Support Group.
Finding accommodation for homeless young people in the Ashfield Areas.
1981-1984 COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: Mansfield District
Council. Supporting volunteers who run Community Centers in Mansfield.
2005- to date SUTTON IN ASHFILD VOLUNTEER BUERUX :
Coordinator of Volunteer Manager Forum Developing networking and training for managers who work supporting Volunteers and have little support.
2002-2003 FOUNDER OF THE POETS CORNER ACTION GROUP: Liasing with Leicester Housing
Association , Mansfield District Council and the Nottinghamshire Police to solve the Anti-Social
Behaviour and Drug Problems of the area.
1994- 1995 CO-ORDINATOR OF LETTS GROUP: Unemployed Workers Centre Mansfield
Developing a Network of Exchange Skills.
1991- 1997 WRITER AND PERFORMER: Community Arts Theatre : made a video highlighting the pit
closures and the affects of mass unemployment
1992-1994 SECRETARY FIELDMILL TENANT AND RESIDENCE ASSOCIATION: Up grading
TRAINING & EDUCATION:
2003-2005 REGENERATION AND COMMUNITY CERTIFICATE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
2003-2005 various short courses at mansfield community voluntary services
1998-1999 NVQ LEVEL 2 I.T.
1997- 1999 NATIONAL BTEC HIGHER DIPLOMA IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND POPULAR MUSIC.
1999-2000 TEACHER TRAINING STAGE ONE
1996-1997 COUNSELLING SKILLS AND THEORY BCS short courses
1994-1983 VARIES YOUTH TRAINING COURSES IN SELF DEVELOPMENT.
1973-1975 CERTIFICATE IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND BUSINESS.
Internet, Web design, Signing and Performance, Astrology, Alternative Healing, Creative Writing, Gardening and Bicycling and Swimming.
FULL CLEAN DRIVING LICENCE
REFERENCES ON REQUEST