CHRISTY L RADFORD
EMPLOYMENT / WORK EXPERIENCE:
CHURCH BRIDGE STORES, BRUTON – September to October 2019
Sub-Postmaster and Retail Assistant, completed Post Office handbook training. Setting up the Post Office and Lotto machine, serving customers at the tills and Post Office interchangeably. Being observant of and attentive to any vulnerable people. Refreshing stock, checking and accepting deliveries. Providing postal services and processing banking transactions.
PRESTON PRIMARY ACADEMY TRUST: – November 2017 to August 2019
KINGFISHER PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY
PRESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
Learning Support Assistant, promoted to Nursery Practitioner. Teaching children social skills through play, focussing on morals and good behaviour. Demonstrating empathy, friendliness and firmness. Guided children to work towards set standards of reading and writing for each age range, including particular children who find verbal communication challenging. Expressed clear communicative skills to encourage sounding out in reading sessions. Concise record keeping in accordance with school procedures, safeguarding and confidentiality. Contributed to the efficient running of the school, including achieving an Outstanding Ofsted Rating.
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION (Volunteer) – August to October 2018
Administration including creating, printing, scanning and filing price labels and product order documents. Addressing and solving customer queries on the phone and in person.
DOROTHY HOUSE CHARITY SHOPS, BATH (Volunteer whilst at University) – October 2014 to June 2017
Responsible for uploading ‘Gift Aid’ customer details to database and printing donor labels, till operation and cash handling. Supported the business independently running the store. Coordinated stock control, pricing, ensuring quality control and store presentation. Developed customer service skills to enhance customer shopping experience.
YEOVIL LIBRARY (Work Experience) – March 2011
Assisted in creating displays, read aloud at story time, learnt to navigate and master the library system and serve borrowing customers. Independently designed and created an information leaflet to advertise Library services.
BATH SPA UNIVERSITY – CREATIVE WRITING & ENGLISH LITERATURE – 2014 to 2017
Writer’s workshops and Critical Reading Assignments, Writing Gender and Politics 1500-1750, Exploring Prose in Fiction, Feature Journalism and Writing for young people. Adapting language for varying audiences, editing, proof reading and presentation. Background research from set novels, looking for flaws in my literary arguments and challenging them within the assignments, finishing with an analysis, all formatted to university specifications.
STRODE COLLEGE, STREET – 2012 to 2014
ALEVELS English Language, English Literature, History (C, D, D)
AS LEVELS Sociology, Geography (C, E)
Level 1 Award Managing Personal Finance.
WESTFIELD ACADEMY, YEOVIL (Prefect & Student Librarian) – 2008 to 2012
GCSEs English Literature, English Language; A
History, Geography, Art, Chemistry, Religious Studies; B
Maths, Biology, Physics, Citizenship Studies; C
Level 2 ICT Functional Skills; PASS
Writing short stories.
Reading Fantasy fiction.
Visiting National Trust sites.
Conquered England’s longest Zip-Wire at the Eden Project!
AIDAN & JULIA MCDONALD (Owners)
Church Bridge Stores, Bruton
LUCY CROWE (Head Teacher)
Kingfisher Primary School, Yeovil
BERNIE GREEN (Manager/Previous Head Teacher)
Preston Primary Academy Trust, Somerset