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Frank TALKER



SUMMARY PROFILE


 


A well-organised and
disciplined person of postgraduate level. Experience includes working as a Researcher/Writer with Human Focus International, Project Manager's Assistant with the Home Office, a Report-Writer with NOP and
a Marketing Executive with Lawlor Property Marketing and a number
of small-to-medium-sized organisations - primarily software houses and a
property marketing firm. Capable of working under pressure to meet agreed,
tight deadlines and able to pickup briefings on the fly. Possess effective
communication skills (with all client levels) - flexible and multifunctional.
Able to work in a team and on own
initiative, as well as provide administrative support to Senior Management.


Work SKILLS


 


Fully computer literate; committed;
work-to-deadlines; organised.


Work experience


 


2000-2009:   Cleaning
Supervisor

MITIE, MAR,
Prima, ICM, Initial:

Independently supervised up to 12 staff at various
sites in & around Tonbridge:

·        
Established work routines;

·        
stock control;

·        
client liaison - satisfaction & complaint handling;

·        
logged staff working-hours &
issued payslips;

2000-2005:   Charity
Trustee

Tower
International Foundation Ltd:

Renovating of Grade 1 Listed building in Hadlow:

·        
Potential funder & local
authority liaison;

·        
copywriting promotional
materials;

·        
written funding applications

·        
establishing the trust itself.

1998-2000:   Marketing
Officer

                   Lawlor Property Marketing:

·        
Mostly high-value properties
500K-2M - usually new builds;

·        
wrote copy for marketing &
advertising purposes (mostly press releases) & competition entries;

·        
low‑value properties' copy
designed to encourage off‑plan purchasing;

·        
client liaison.

·        
resigned for new opportunity.

                   Kent Computer Consultants:

·        
Wrote marketing brochure for
Rebus software.

 

 

                   DSA (software house):

·        
Wrote & collated software
manuals, marketing brochures & research;

·        
client liaison;

·        
worked closely with MD;

·        
made redundant through
insolvency.

1994-1997: Freelance Researcher/Writer

                   Human Focus:

·        
Scriptwriter

·        
employment law research.

1997:           Call
Centre Advisor

                   London Electricity:

·        
Emergency calls;

·        
customer queries;

·        
helpdesk;

·        
electrical advice.

1996‑1997:     Phone Interviewer

                     NOP
& Infratest Burke:

·        
Opinion polling & commercial
market‑research: Quantitative & qualitative;

·        
collate data in statistical form;

·        
write qualitative reports;

·        
transcribe recorded interviews;

·        
telephone research.

1993            Script
Editor
:

                   Independent,
overseas film production for Miramax.

1986‑1987:   Administrator

TCS (Waterloo,
London
civil service furniture supply to government departments):

·        
MOD largest client, so access to
Confidential & Restricted documents: Official Secrets Act;

·        
client liaison;

·        
credit control - chasing orders
in line with notional costing arrangements;

·        
checking & filing documents
- mostly memos & purchase orders.

 


Education


 


1995:             Evening
Class    Goldsmith’s
College             Scriptwriting

1991-1993:     PG
Diploma     Staffs. University                   Computing

1987-1990:     BA
(Honours)   Bournemouth
University
       Media,
II.i

 


 






 



References


 


Mrs Rosemary
MUSGROVE


Area Manager

EMPRISE
SERVICES PLC

186 City Road

LONDON

EC1V 2NT

Tel:       +44 (0) 20‑7549 0800

Fax:      +44 (0)
207‑549 0801

Mob:    +44 (0)
7850-863443

Email:   rosemarie.musgrove@emprisegroup.co.uk

 

Mr Stuart CANNON

Area Manager

HEATH & WILTSHIRE

Westward House

Glebeland
Road

CAMBERLEY

Surrey

GU15 3DB

Tel:       +44 (0) 1276 22775

Fax:      +44 (0)
1276 22776

Mob:    +44 (0)
7843-598637

Email:   stuart.cannon@heathandwiltshire.co.uk

 

Mr John PHIPPS

Employer Liaison Officer

ATS (Aspire - Train - Succeed)
TONBRIDGE

150-2 High Street

TONBRIDGE

Kent

TN9
1BB

Tel:       +44 (0) 1732-354801

Email:   john.phipps2@btconnect.com

 

Mr Paul SLAWSON

Area Manager

PRIMA SERVICES LIMITED

Stubbers Farm

Mountnessing
Road

BLACKMORE

Essex

CM4 0NX

Tel:       +44 (0) 1277-824111

Mob:    +44 (0)
7747‑864630

 

 

 

 

Ms Julie
TESTER

Area Supervisor

INITIAL CLEANING SERVICES LIMITED

c/o Butchers Removals

Invicta Works

Farleigh
Lane

Barming

MAIDSTONE

Kent

ME16 9BR

Tel:       +44 (0)
208‑667 9439

Mob:    +44 (0) 7831-846716

 

Rachel

Stone Cottage

Roughway
Lane

Dunks Green
Road

Plaxtol

TONBRIDGE

Kent

TN11 9SH

Tel:       +44 (0) 1732-810975

Mob:    +44 (0) 7970‑842592

Email:   rachel@landscapesdesigned.co.uk

 

Abbey DIGHTON

SOUTHERN
CLEANING & SUPPORT SERVICES

Southern House

11 Mill Hall Business Park

AYLESFORD

Kent

ME20 7JZ

Tel:       +44 (0) 7730-008662

 

James
PAIN

Room 3

78
Elderfield Road

LONDON

Greater London

E5 0LF

Tel:       +44 (0) 7946-735431

 

Nick
THOMLINSON

KENT
COMPUTER CONSULTANTS

Latters House

High Street

Hadlow

TONBRIDGE

TN9

Tel:       +44 (0) 1732-811601

Pastor
Jonathan ROBSON

ADONAI
COMPUTER SERVICES

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Yarnton Way

South Thamesmead

DA18

Tel:       +44 (0) 20-8311 3976


 






 



HOBBIES


 


n    
BLOGGING: Politics &
Aesthetics;

n    
Movies & Film criticism;

n    
READING: Non‑fiction;

n    
Researching a novel;

n    
Writing & performing poetry.


Personal Information


 


n     Marital status:       Single

n     Nationality:          British

n     Age:                    48

n     Place of Birth:      London

n    
Doctor:               Dr A MOHAMED

                          HADLOW
MEDICAL CENTRE

                          Old
School

                          School
Lane


                          Hadlow

                          TONBRIDGE

                          Kent

                          TN11
0ET

n     Next of Kin:        N/A


 


SUMMARY PROFILE
A well-organised and disciplined person of postgraduate level. Experience includes working as a Researcher/Writer with Human Focus International, Project Manager's Assistant with the Home Office, a Report-Writer with NOP and a Marketing Executive with Lawlor Property Marketing and a number of small-to-medium-sized organisations - primarily software houses and a property marketing firm. Capable of working under pressure to meet agreed, tight deadlines and able to pickup briefings on the fly. Possess effective communication skills (with all client levels) - flexible and multifunctional. Able to work in a team and on own initiative, as well as provide administrative support to Senior Management.
WORK SKILLS
Fully computer literate; committed; work-to-deadlines; organised.
WORK EXPERIENCE
2000-2009: Cleaning Supervisor
MITIE, MAR, Prima, ICM, Initial:
Independently supervised up to 12 staff at various sites in & around Tonbridge:
• Established work routines;
• stock control;
• client liaison - satisfaction & complaint handling;
• logged staff working-hours & issued payslips;
2000-2005: Charity Trustee
Tower International Foundation Ltd:
Renovating of Grade 1 Listed building in Hadlow:
• Potential funder & local authority liaison;
• copywriting promotional materials;
• written funding applications
• establishing the trust itself.
1998-2000: Marketing Officer
Lawlor Property Marketing:
• Mostly high-value properties 500K-2M - usually new builds;
• wrote copy for marketing & advertising purposes (mostly press releases) & competition entries;
• low value properties' copy designed to encourage off plan purchasing;
• client liaison.
• resigned for new opportunity.
Kent Computer Consultants:
• Wrote marketing brochure for Rebus software.


DSA (software house):
• Wrote & collated software manuals, marketing brochures & research;
• client liaison;
• worked closely with MD;
• made redundant through insolvency.
1994-1997: Freelance Researcher/Writer
Human Focus:
• Scriptwriter
• employment law research.
1997: Call Centre Advisor
London Electricity:
• Emergency calls;
• customer queries;
• helpdesk;
• electrical advice.
1996 1997: Phone Interviewer
NOP & Infratest Burke:
• Opinion polling & commercial market research: Quantitative & qualitative;
• collate data in statistical form;
• write qualitative reports;
• transcribe recorded interviews;
• telephone research.
1993 Script Editor:
Independent, overseas film production for Miramax.
1986 1987: Administrator
TCS (Waterloo, London – civil service furniture supply to government departments):
• MOD largest client, so access to Confidential & Restricted documents: Official Secrets Act;
• client liaison;
• credit control - chasing orders in line with notional costing arrangements;
• checking & filing documents - mostly memos & purchase orders.

EDUCATION
1995: Evening Class Goldsmith’s College Scriptwriting
1991-1993: PG Diploma Staffs. University Computing
1987-1990: BA (Honours) Bournemouth University Media, II.i




REFERENCES
Mrs Rosemary MUSGROVE
Area Manager
EMPRISE SERVICES PLC
186 City Road
LONDON
EC1V 2NT
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7549 0800
Fax: +44 (0) 207 549 0801
Mob: +44 (0) 7850-863443
Email: rosemarie.musgrove@emprisegroup.co.uk

Mr Stuart CANNON
Area Manager
HEATH & WILTSHIRE
Westward House
Glebeland Road
CAMBERLEY
Surrey
GU15 3DB
Tel: +44 (0) 1276 22775
Fax: +44 (0) 1276 22776
Mob: +44 (0) 7843-598637
Email: stuart.cannon@heathandwiltshire.co.uk

Mr John PHIPPS
Employer Liaison Officer
ATS (Aspire - Train - Succeed) TONBRIDGE
150-2 High Street
TONBRIDGE
Kent
TN9 1BB
Tel: +44 (0) 1732-354801
Email: john.phipps2@btconnect.com

Mr Paul SLAWSON
Area Manager
PRIMA SERVICES LIMITED
Stubbers Farm
Mountnessing Road
BLACKMORE
Essex
CM4 0NX
Tel: +44 (0) 1277-824111
Mob: +44 (0) 7747 864630




Ms Julie TESTER
Area Supervisor
INITIAL CLEANING SERVICES LIMITED
c/o Butchers Removals
Invicta Works
Farleigh Lane
Barming
MAIDSTONE
Kent
ME16 9BR
Tel: +44 (0) 208 667 9439
Mob: +44 (0) 7831-846716

Rachel
Stone Cottage
Roughway Lane
Dunks Green Road
Plaxtol
TONBRIDGE
Kent
TN11 9SH
Tel: +44 (0) 1732-810975
Mob: +44 (0) 7970 842592
Email: rachel@landscapesdesigned.co.uk

Abbey DIGHTON
SOUTHERN CLEANING & SUPPORT SERVICES
Southern House
11 Mill Hall Business Park
AYLESFORD
Kent
ME20 7JZ
Tel: +44 (0) 7730-008662

James PAIN
Room 3
78 Elderfield Road
LONDON
Greater London
E5 0LF
Tel: +44 (0) 7946-735431

Nick THOMLINSON
KENT COMPUTER CONSULTANTS
Latters House
High Street
Hadlow
TONBRIDGE
TN9
Tel: +44 (0) 1732-811601
Pastor Jonathan ROBSON
ADONAI COMPUTER SERVICES
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Yarnton Way
South Thamesmead
DA18
Tel: +44 (0) 20-8311 3976



HOBBIES
 BLOGGING: Politics & Aesthetics;
 Movies & Film criticism;
 READING: Non fiction;
 Researching a novel;
 Writing & performing poetry.
PERSONAL INFORMATION
 Marital status: Single
 Nationality: British
 Age: 48
 Place of Birth: London
 Doctor: Dr A MOHAMED
HADLOW MEDICAL CENTRE
Old School
School Lane
Hadlow
TONBRIDGE
Kent
TN11 0ET
 Next of Kin: N/A

Copyright © 2011 Frank TALKER. Permission granted to reproduce and distribute it in any format; provided that mention of the author’s Weblog (http://personalmarketingtool.blogspot.com/) is included: E-mail notification requested. All other rights reserved. Frank TALKER is also the author of Sweaty Socks: A Treatise on the Inevitability of Toe Jam in Hot Weather (East Cheam Press: Groper Books, 1997) and is University of Bullshit Professor Emeritus of Madeupology.

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