Lorna McGachie

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 Skills
• A loyal and committed team member.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate.
• Capable of training and motivating others effectively.
• Can prioritise and organise workloads to a high standard.
• Reliable and punctual and always meets given deadlines.
• Patient and understanding of people.
• Handles well under pressure.


No Fuss Bus, Val Thorens, France Dec 2012 – Apr 2013
Airport Representative
• Responsible for checking in passengers travelling both to and from Geneva airport.
• Responded confidently to passenger enquires and concerns over the phone ensuring that these were acted upon by the relevant colleague.
• Was required to confidently handle any unforeseen problems, including bus/flight delays and road closures due to snow.
• Ensured that all coach rules are adhered to and anyone found breaking them were spoken to in a sensitive and friendly manner to avoid embarrassment or conflict.

Natives, French Alps Dec 2012 – Apr 2013
Volunteer Writer
• Completed a winter season living and working in the French alps.
• Responsible for maintaining a website blog charting my experiences of working a ski season.

Chichester District Council Sep 2011 – Nov 2012
Youth Club Assistant
• Accountable for the set up and delivery of a youth club for underprivileged 6 – 16 year olds.
• CRB checked for the leadership of a group of 15 children and five staff members each session.
• Responsible for recruitment and training of staff members.

Asda Supermarket, Havant Oct 2007- Nov 2012
Stores Assistant
• Assisted in all customer enquiries with maximum politeness.
• Required to drive the brand's image in a desirable way to drive sales.
• Maintained the store’s presentation, ensuring it looked tidy at all times.
• Trained new colleagues to the store's high standards.

JmB-PC, Waterlooville March 2011- Sep 2011
Office Assistant
• Updated and maintained the company’s sales website.
• Shipped the correct computer parts to the consumer as quickly as possible.
• Organised the office into a comfortable working environment.


University of Chichester Sep 2009- Jun 2012
(BA) Single Honours English: 2.1

SouthDowns College, Waterlooville Sep 2007- Jun 2009
BTEC National Award in Drama: Distinction
Trinity Guildhall Acting: Pass
Ancient History A Level: A
English Language A Level: B
English Literature A Level: B

Crookhorn College of Technology Sep 2005- Jun 2007
GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science


University of Chichester Students Union Sep 2010 – Jun 2012
President of the Snow Sports Club & Ski Captain

• Organised and marketed regular events along with securing funding and sponsorship for the club.
• Arranged, publicised and marketed an alpine trip to France for 70 students.
• Responsible for the management of 2 committee members and 60 student members throughout my studies.
• Managed a team of competitors on the UK university ski and snowboard circuit.
• Helped the club to win Club of the Year for our efforts in improving the club and for achieving all specific goals set out by our Sports Development Officer.


I spend my free time socialising with friends, reading and spending time outdoors. I take part in a range of activities including skiing, surfing, kayaking and climbing as I really enjoy keeping active. Along with my love of travelling, I have a great interest in a wide range of cultures and in meeting new people.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing