• Car Park Attendant (p-t)
CP Plus Ltd, 10 Flask Walk, London, NW3
Patrolling the car parks of Hayle and Penzance Hospitals, clients of CP Plus.
• Benefits Decision Maker
Feb 2005-Sep 2011
Cornwall Council (Formerly Kerrier District Council), Camborne & Helston
Assessed claims for Housing & Council Tax Benefit, dealt with complicated enquiries on the phone & at the counter from confused & distressed people, visited claimants to gather information & review circumstances.
• Flower Picker
Dec 2004-Feb 2005
Winchester Growers, Varfell, Ludgvan, Penzance
Data Inputter Sep 2004-Dec 2004 (Seasonal)
Netpack, Long Rock, Penzance
Member of a small, dedicated team entering & retrieving data. Developed fast, accurate keyboard skills here.
• Agricultural Worker
Nov 2003-Mar 2004
Mr P Badcock, Rospeath, Ludgvan, Penzance
Cut & packed cauliflower & did general farm work.
• Revenues Enquiry Officer
Apr 2000-Jan 2003
Relocation to Cornwall)
London Borough of Islington, 222 Upper Street, London N1
Visited properties to ensure correct valuation & to update records. Responsible for making own work timetable.
• Assistant Manager, Licensee
Aug 1998-Dec 1999
(To return to admin work)
Whitbread PLC, Luton
Started as a part-time barman on a few evenings as a second job to that below, gained progression to full-time bar supervisor then Assistant Manager & Licensee of a very busy London West End pub. Provided support to the manager & covered the full range of duties including control of staff & cash-handling.
• Valuation Referencer (Surveyor)
May 1993-Oct 1998
To try something very different)
Valuation Office Agency, Carey Street, London WC2
Various London locations: Tower Hamlets, Islington, City of London & Head Office. Inspected properties to ensure correct valuation. Oversaw Admin Section & had responsibility for management of 7 staff & spent some time in the Accounts Department.
• Revenues Assistant
West Devon Borough Council, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock
Responsible for collection & collation of information for changes in local tax system.
Nov 1990-Aug 1992
(Relocation to Plymouth) JFC Monro, Long Rock, Penzance
Assembly line factory work.
May 1990-Jul 1990
Courtwoods Photographic Services, Penzance
Took photographs of tourists at Land’s End & John O’Groats.
• Flower Picker & Supervisor
Jan 1987-Apr 1990
C & W Le Grice, Trereife, Penzance
Picked daffodils, checked other pickers’ work.
• Factory Worker
Oct 1980-Dec 1986
Atlagraph Engineering, Eastern Green, Penzance
Monitored, repaired, emptied & filled plastic moulding machines.
Ship’s Steward Jul 1980-Oct 1980 (Seasonal)
Isles Of Scilly Steamship Company, Penzance
On the ship Scillonian III: prepared vegetables for crew meals, served in the bar, looked after passengers, cleaned.
(After school & weekends)
Penwithian Cash & Carry, Victoria Wine, Tesco, all in Penzance
General shop duties.