I have a BSc Hons (1st Class) in Biology, an ONC and HNC in Microbiology, and I also hold a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. For twenty years, I worked as a biological research scientist at Pfizer, UK.
I supervised a team of experimental scientists, working to deadlines, researching and developing new ideas and producing high quality data. I have supervisory, time management and report writing skills, paying close attention to detail in practical and written work. Reports produced were always concise, accurate and well written. These were often for regulatory submission as well as internal circulation. I was often involved in staff recruitment and appraisel, using strong interviewing and communication skills.
Four years ago, I retrained as a clinical hypnotherapist. A high degree of autonomy and self-discipline was once again required to complete this, involving researching and writing many assignments alongside the necessary practical content. I practise this on a very part time basis, so am available for other work as necessary.
I have a strong grasp of the English Language and have read widely. For example, I am a Governor at my local primary school and liaise closely with the Chair of Governors and the senior leadership team. I often proofread policies and reports before they are approved. I use my own initiative, allowing me to work and problem solve independently.
I understand the importance of accuracy in the written word and the necessity for producing work to deadlines, without forfeiting this attention to detail. I am organised and efficient, and believe I have already displayed the necessary skills in my working career. I multi-task well but always concentrate fully on the task in hand.