Helena Anderson

  • Editor/Culture Officer/Content Creator
  • Sep 06, 2019
Full time Admin-Clerical Business Development Entry Level Human Resources Media-Journalism

Personal Summary

I am an extremely motivated, personable, and proactive individual, having built up a strong portfolio of varied skills, which allow me to work effectively, efficiently, and collaboratively in a multitude of settings. Having graduated from the University of Edinburgh in July 2019, I am currently seeking employment in a role in which I can advance humanitarian, environmental, and feminist causes, while developing my professional skills. I am excited by a wide range of roles, including charitable advancement, editing and content creation (magazine/literary), and roles in which I can use my languages (French and Spanish). I aim to have a high level of responsibility and am interested in global education on topics such as sustainability.

Work Experience

Volunteer Fundraiser and Campaigner
Jan 2019 - May 2019 Solidaritee
  • Solidaritee is a student-led initiative, which aims to raise funds for and awareness about the refugee crises. During my final semester at university, I worked as a volunteer fundraiser and campaigner for this charity.
Volunteer Peer Support Leader
Sep 2018 - May 2019 University of Edinburgh
  • As the student coordinator for French Peer Support I managed the student team, completed leadership training, acted as the intermediary between academic staff and students, and organised academic and social events for 1st and 2nd year French students, including Year Abroad information sessions.
Private English Tutor
Sep 2017 - May 2018 SuperProf
  • During my year studying abroad in France and Spain I privately tutored children, teenagers, and adults in English as a foreign language, creating individually tailored lessons for each student.
Front of House
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018 Skosh, York
  • Working at Skosh from its inception, I was the first waitress to work at this restaurant, which has now achieved many awards including the Michelin Bib Gourmand. I ran my own section and developed an extensive knowledge of food and wine. I was also able to prove my commitment to excellent timekeeping, professionalism, and customer service, while advancing my teamwork, independence, and leadership skills.
Waitress
Jun 2017 - Sep 2017 The Star Inn The City, York
  • I worked at this restaurant during the summer before my year abroad. I ran my own section and developed my hospitality skills, while adapting to working in a much larger restaurant than I was previously used to. As well as my section, I also worked at a higher level of service for private functions.
Volunteer Leader
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014 GirlGuiding UK
  • I volunteered as a leader at my local Brownies pack. During my time there, I gradually took on more responsibility, leading the girls through a variety of activities and games, and teaching them beginners’ French. I worked and stood in loco parentis with children aged 7-11, including children with learning and physical disabilities.

Education

French and Spanish
Sep 2015 - Jul 2019 University of Edinburgh
A Levels (AAB)
Sep 2008 - Jul 2013 Bootham School
GCSEs A*A*A*AAAAAABB
Sep 2008 - Jul 2013 Bootham School