Ben Blewett

Freelance Blog Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Alberta, Canada
2 Skills
Benjamin Blewett
Apartment 209, 414 Squirrel Street, Banff, AB, T1L 1E4
Mob: 403-951-0481 E-mail:

? Basic knowledge of Arabic and German languages
? Skills in communication, planning, coordination and implementation of projects
? Knowledge in Microsoft word, excel and powerpoint
? Self motivated, punctual, reliable and resourceful
? First aid certified

Employment History
October 2010 to Current Ultimate Ski & Ride Ski Shop
Job Title: Team Leader

Responsibilities & Achievements:
? Assist customers obtaining rental equipment; fitting boots and ski’s
? Handle cash and deal with variety of payments
? Train new staff and supervise current staff
? Deal with customer complaints and queries, in person or on the phone

May 2010 to September 2010
Job Title: Barman Riverview and Crown Pubs, UK

Responsibilities & Achievements:
? Train new staff in operation of bar
? Order in barrels of lager, wine, soft drinks and snacks on a weekly basis to ensure continued operation of both pubs
? Responsible for opening up pub and cashing up the till

December 2009 to April 2010
Job Title: Assistant Chalet Manager Ski Total, France

Responsibilities & Achievements:
? Manage a team of staff in both stores and chalets to supply and cater for guests in our resort
? Order in all food, wine and housekeeping stock on a weekly basis to ensure successful operation of chalets
? Responsible for completing weekly spend sheets and reporting to senior management outside of resort
? Controlled three separate budgets for food, wine and housekeeping with a total value of £300,000
? Introduced improved procedures for running stores, increased productivity and morale of the staff.

June 2009 to August 2009 Camp Modin, Maine USA
Job Title: Specialty Staff

Responsibilities & Achievements
? Coach 5-16 year old in safe shooting practices on the .22 rifle on a 25metre range
? Coach 5-16 year olds in rock climbing on a 30metre wall with varying degrees of difficulty
? Lead 1-2 night camping trips with 30 campers and 8 counsellors, all with varying capabilites and experience
? While on camping trips, responsible for daily feeding of all those under my care. As well as their medication. Ensured knowledge of any allergies and had precautions in place to prevent exposure.

October 2009 to Dec 2009 & Cambridge Assessment, UK
November 2008 to Feb 2009
Job Title: Temporary Staff

Responsibilities & Achievements:
? Ensure correct examination papers allocated to the right centre to be distributed
? Label and seal boxes once prepared for distribution then deliver to shipping department
? Receive returned examination papers, sort into separate exams and send for scanning
? Took on responsibility of finding candidate numbers, if none provided or illegible, on computerised database
? File returned envelopes for future reference
? Manual warehousing sorting and shipping preparation

February 2009 to April 2009 Esprit Ski, France
Job Title: Housekeeper (26 bed chalet)

Responsibilities & Achievements:
? Improved existing ‘Season To Date’ scores for chalets on cleanliness and appearance almost immediately
? Provided incentives for staff to be punctual and do work required
? Point of contact for guests queries
? Organised cleaning schedules and rotas on a daily basis for entire chalet

June 2004 to November 2008 British Army
Job Title: Lance Corporal (Infantry)

Responsibilities & Achievements:
? Responsible for the daily administration of anything from 8 to 60 men.
? Coaching individuals in shooting, field craft, first aid
? Confronting people who were being socially unacceptable and defusing the situation in a non-violent manner
? Delegating responsibility such as cleaning; enduring long hours with a smile and determination to excel
? Required to have excellent communication skills to deliver my ideas or the plans of others at all levels above, or below myself
? Served in Iraq in 2005, Afghanistan 2007 and Northern Ireland in 2008

Sep 2001 – Jun 2003 Long Road 6th Form College, Cambridge
? Graduated with three Advanced level certificates

Sep 1996 – Jun 2001 St Bede’s School, Cambridge
? Gratuated with high school equivalent certificates in secondary education

Interests and Activities
Running, snowboarding, rock climbing, scuba diving and paintball, Going to the cinema, camping and hill walking. Salsa dancing, travelling and cooking.

Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Creative Writing