Juan Pardo

Freelance Translator & Spanish Translator

Location:Lutterworth, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Juan M. Pardo Cuadrado

Community Engagement July 2008 – Date
Officer Leicestershire County Council, Glenfield, Leicester
To improve, promote and design marketing strategies for further engagement with local communities, including local councillors and stakeholders such as police or PCT/NHS.
To encourage, coordinate and steer local business development (elaboration of business forums).
To increase satisfaction of residents with local services and improve communication between residents, local businesses and elected members
Key achievements:
I have brokered new relationships and influenced the take up of a Neighbourhood Management approach on a deprived area of Market Harborough.
I have developed solid communication between various local authorities and local communities, including parish councils, improving number people attending local forums.
I managed new processes of engagement amongst wide local population and develop systems to ensure greater control and better communication is achieved.
I have conducted various negotiations with local stakeholders to improve participation and engagement (difficult to reach groups)

JP Consultancy 2006 - Date
Director Own consultancy practice
Business support:
JP Consultancy has assisted various organisations on their internal reviews as well as provided funding advice, vision and leadership training (2006 to date)
I conducted collaboration with the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce to increase business and trade between Madrid and Leicestershire (2009)
I provided business and cultural awareness training to a British firm working with a Spanish company (2009)
I have designed and supervise the implementation of a series of training session in Nicaragua on themes of environmental sustainability (2008)
I am currently the Spanish translator for Leicester City Council, providing translation and interpreting in diverse environments, from benefits advice to NHS, to CPS through my freelance employment with Leicester City Council.
I have provided translating work for EU programmes, private documents and lately a film-maker on social and environmental work (2007 – to date)
• Design and deliver of tailor made management training programmes
• Increase cultural awareness of Spanish business practices
• Develop and expand translating and interpreting relations
• Achieve exceptional quality on interpreting feedback
• Exceptional cultural awareness, both British and Spanish has allowed me to develop better interpreting and translating experiences

Neighbourhood Renewal April 2007 – June 2008
Coordinator Daventry District Council, Daventry, Northamptonshire
I designed the strategic view of the Neighbourhood agenda and facilitated the provision of new funding opportunities for the community board.
I researched opportunities to introduce elements of business development with the aim to improve employment and skills in the neighbourhood area.
Key achievements:
I developed links with local construction college and a local social landlord. I helped to attract £90K for three years for business development and organise and design a Dragon’s Den type competition to encourage entrepreneurial actions.

Social Enterprise Jan 2005–March 2007
Partnership Manager South Leicestershire CVS, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
I identified, supported, promoted and encouraged sustainable income streams to over 60 organisations.
I provided one to one mentoring and training, including cradle to grave support to voluntary organisations and small businesses and designed and managed and designed a small grants programme.
Key achievements:
Development Social Enterprise Network and improve income generation of over 40 organisations
Successful transit of five organisations from grant aid to 80% self sustained
Greater collaboration amongst voluntary sector organisations, including co-delivery of some functions in order to help organisational sustainability.

Energy Officer/Projects April 2001 – Dec 2004
Co-ordinator Energy Efficiency Advice Centre, Market Place South, Leicester
I have produced and conducted presentations and training for other members of staff and external agencies as well as delivered specialised energy advice and attracted external sources of funding.
Key achievements:
I researched and secured European funding for collaboration and development projects, including £250K in May 2003, working with Spain and India as well as other EU countries. I provided interpreting and translating functions for specialised documents on energy and energy efficiency projects.
Feb 2002 - Oct 2004 “Environment and Development Diploma OU
May 2003 - Jun 2003 "Advance BTEC in Energy Advice" (equivalent to NVQ Level 3)
Sep 1994 - Sep 1996 Higher National Certificate in Computer Studies (DMU). Skills on Data mining and software engineering tools such as SSADM
Sep 1988-Sep 1990 Higher National Certificate in Business Studies, Colegio Ceusa, Madrid, Spain

April – Nov 2009 Business Advice Support Standards, Gold Standard (SFEDI) - EMQC Ltd, Derby
May -July 2006 Training for Trainers Institute Leadership Management (ILM). OCN level 3
Jan -May 2006 Cluster Animator – ENGAGE East Midlands,
Mar05 – Mar06 Business Skills ACPD endorsed

MEMBERSHIPS SFEDI (Business advice accreditation, 2009), Committee member of the Masaya Link Group (Charity working on overseas projects), Director JP CONSULTANCY and Member of the Institute of Business Consulting [2011]
Skills (2) Rating
Spanish Translation