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  • 10+ Years
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I have been a swimming instructor/coach for over 30 years were I have had to deal with general public on a daily basis. having been in the Royal Navy for 22 years I have always been in the public eye, especially working in the British Embassy in Washington DC being a focal point for public enquires to the Naval Office.
I am presently working as the Swim Co-ordinator in a very bust Leisures Centre where I am dealing with the public on a daily basis

  • 10+ Years
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  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time

I have worked in numerous positions in my 22 years as an Office Administrator (Job Title Writer) from working on-board HM Ships as the only administrator looking after the Ship's Company's pay and general correspondence. The Office Manager of the Registry in the Navy section of the British Embassy in Washington DC. Intelligence Clerk in the Falkland Islands

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Work History

Technical Judge

European Down's Syndrome Swimming Championships

2009 - 2010

I was one of the technical judges at this event

Junior Officers

Small Ships Contingent Accounts Holder

2008 - 2009

2008 - 2009
• Ensured that important Contingent Accounts of 20 Warfare Vessels were maintained accurately by conducting out monthly and detailed MOD Public Accounts audits.
• By developing training curriculum and conducting courses both domestically and abroad trained 30 Junior Officers in their new role as Contingent Account Holders whilst ships were on foreign visits.

Senior Auditor

2007 - 2008

Managed a team of 5 auditors who checked the authenticity of expense claims submitted by RN personnel. Making sure no fraudulent expenses have not been submitted

Section Supervisor Pay Personnel Department

2005 - 2007

Managed a team of 6 Junior HR Administrators, in a busy single service office which had a customer base of over 2000 personnel.

Support Cell Manager British Embassy USA

Royal Navy

2002 - 2005

• Supervised a small team of Civilian personnel in the Embassy registry. Managed and prioritised workflows to improve productivity and ensure accuracy.
• Enabled team members to advance their careers by mentoring them and advising them where information should be directed within the Embassy depending on subject matter.
• Coordinated the Royal Navy/Royal Marines Annual Conference which was attended by 200 Officers from all over the USA, liaised with the Conference Centre in the booking and travel arrangements for the delegates.
• Arranged travel requirements for Senior Management and UK visitors on a worldwide basis as requested.
• Monitored mail and e-mails during absence of senior management and was recognised as the focal point for enquires from outside the embassy.
Achievements & Further Experience
• Nominated for the prestigious 'International Association of Book Keepers' Award.

Head Coach

Gosport Dolphins Swimming Club

1998 - 2002

• Led a team of 10 swim coaches and teachers in a club comprised of 250 members ranging from beginners to National Age Group Qualifiers and Masters Swimmers
• Developed, organised, managed, and ran a successful swimming training weekend for approximately 200 children at Crystal Palace in 2002.
• Selected as Representative for the Eastern Region on the Royal Navy Swimming Working Group Committee and attended administrative and selection meetings all over the UK.
• Managed the Royal Navy Swimming Team, whilst continuing to carry out a coaching role.
• Successful team member of the Royal Navy Cross Channel Swimming relay which was successful and raised money for charity.
• Developed, organised, managed, and ran a successful swimming training weekend for approximately 200 children at Crystal Palace in 2002.

Intelligence Cell Clerk

Royal Navy

2005

Selected as the only Royal Navy contributor to an intelligence team, which collected complex information from various sources prior to formulating reports to be reviewed by senior management. Maintained, inventoried and archived intelligence reports and contributing documentation.

Human Resources Administrator

Royal Navy

2009 - Present

• Focal point for all military personnel of a busy administration office, dealing with high turnover of movements of 300 personnel, dealing with pay related issues using the Oracle based computer system and dealing with personal documentation.
• Gained the respect of clients by formulating effective responses within a timely manner to all queries in a helpful and informative manner from junior military personnel to senior managers

Leading Writer

LOGISTICS PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

1990 - Present

I was supervisor to junior members of the office in a military pay and administration office, I was also the supervisor for auditing expenses that individuals submitted on a daily basis

Swimming Co-ordinator and Swim Teacher Fleming Park Leisure

Swim Academy

2013 - Present

Co-ordinating swimming lessons for 2000 members of the Swim Academy which includes Parent and Baby, Parent and Toddler and Pre-School classes, after school swimming lessons for 4 - 16 year olds and Adult lessons. Managing 30 plus Swimming teachers and office assistants.

Qualifications & Certifications

Management

Business Administration Level

City and Guilds

Hesketh Fletcher High School Atherton

Andrew Walace Grundy

Lee-on-the-Solent, England, UK