I'm a globetrotter at heart, but also a skilled, professional marketer, with a 1st class honors degree in International Tourism Management.
My degree helped me to realise that marketing was the industry for me. Over my four years at university I studied three marketing modules, creating effective and engaging digital marketing and destination marketing strategies. They all equipped me with fantastic knowledge and an abundance of skill sets. In my final year, I produced a 6000-word Destination Marketing Strategy report on the city of Miami. I worked exceptionally hard on this and I was thrilled when I received the highest grade on the module.
During my placement year, I worked at Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council as a Communications and Marketing Assistant. Throughout my time at BMBC I supported officers and managers with the delivery of marketing campaigns, email marketing, and producing high-quality content for traditional and digital platforms. I also had the chance to run my own campaigns and produce weekly news articles. I also assisted in the planning of events such as the Tour de Yorkshire.
For as long as I can remember I have been hooked on the idea of travel. I love exploring cities, laying on beaches, learning about cultures, and trying new cuisines. I made it my mission to visit 22 countries before I was 22 and did exactly that!
I am an enthusiastic and loyal individual with valuable experience working within the hospitality, customer services gamming and retail environments. I have excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills with a confident and outgoing personality. I have the ability to interact with people at all levels. I am able to lead and train staff members with a positive “can do” attitude. I have the ability to multitask and work in a busy, fast paced and dynamic environment. I can take initiative and deliver a practical approach to problem solving. I am passionate about customer service and the food and drinks industry. I am now in a position where I am ready to further progress my career in hospitality and to take on more responsibility and accountability. I am willing and determined to learn any new skills that can make me a worthy member of the team. I will meet any new challenges given me with energy and commitment. I am ambitious, hardworking and I wish to be given the opportunity to show my full potential
I pride myself on both my organisational skills and unrelenting self-motivation. I believe my combined academic credentials and work experience are evidence of this. I have a strong skill set, developed through years of industry experience and I thoroughly enjoy both the challenge and excitement of developing new skills and learning new traits. I am a confident, punctual and approachable professional, and believe I would be a great asset to any team.
Administrator / Communications Coordinator / PA / Junior Project Coordinator
I would describe myself as a confident, conscientious and driven person, keen to apply my strong working knowledge of events and project coordination, customer service, administration and management to a new challenge.
I have a BA (Hons) 2:1 in English Literature, a typing score of 70 WPM with 90% accuracy and I possess excellent communication skills with confidence in expressing myself both verbally and in writing. I have strong IT skills and am familiar with MS Office Programmes as well as experience in content management using a CMS.
I have significant experience of carrying out a wide range of administrative tasks in a busy office environment, most significantly through my current role as Events Manager of a prestigious, award-winning venue and my previous role as Applications Officer at The Family Fund. I have had experience in both junior and managerial roles, working both autonomously and as part of a team, and I enjoy both. As a core founding member of the team, I have had the opportunity to work closely with the proprietor in order to develop best working practices and procedures.
I have an excellent working knowledge and experience of managing events in a high-profile communications environment as well as a strong understanding of project administration/management, pulling together logistics on a near-daily basis. As Events Manager of a prestigious award-winning venue, I have had extensive experience of liaising with a variety of stakeholders of varying levels in various sectors and I recognise the importance of clear planning and logistics and how these practices are best applied depending on the event I work closely with venue sourcing agencies on a regular basis as well as PA’s and executive assistants for large high-profile clients.I am experienced and very comfortable delivering high-profile events and liaising with MD level staff and stakeholders, and I am very confident in my ability to build and nurture external relations.
I have built my career so far across a range of project management and administration as well as internal communications experience in the educational, transport, not for profit and public sectors. Most recently, I have been working in training and events for higher education teaching providers. I am currently looking for permanent opportunities where I can build on my existing organisational, planning and project management skills. I am especially interested in opportunities in the marketing, communications and heritage sectors.