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Laraine Mason
13 Haroldston Close, Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest SA611LP
Tel: 07725197527   Email: larainemason@outlook.com

PERSONAL PROFILE

My skills and abilities have developed over the years, through past experiences and employment. The skills I have learnt cover a wide spectrum of social, clerical and numerical skills. I have learnt leadership and negotiation skills and developed a stronger understanding of communication.

My previous employments over the years have been clerically based, being a Hotel Receptionist, Property Sales/Negotiator and Solicitor’s Secretary, as well as an Account/Wages Clerk and Representative for International Youth Year.

My clerical skills include audio and copy typing, photo copying, telephone communications and computer administration using Microsoft Word and Excel.

I am hardworking, easy going and very patient. I have a good sense of humour. I’m trustworthy, reliable and keen to provide assistance whenever and wherever it is needed.  I feel that I am suited for the position of Receptionist and Administrator. My clerical and work experience would allow me to provide a good foundation to help and develop new skills within the setting, being part of a team, which would add to the provision of a positive, well organised office.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I like to stay fit by walking and cycling. After having breast cancer and my discharge from hospital in July 2017, I was determined to complete 2 things i had been previously prevented from doing because of my cancer treatment. With encouragement from family and friends I completed the110km Velothon ride, starting and finishing in Cardiff. I also completed the Carten, a ride of 165km from Cardiff to Tenby in 2018. I am especially proud of myself at the moment as I have successfully walked up to the top and back down Cadair Idris and Snowdon within the last month.

EMPLOYMENT

Learning Support Assistant                      St Marks V.A. School, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest

•    Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety
•    Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies in all subjects
and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to appropriate person
•    Be aware of and support difference, so that all pupils can equally access learning opportunities
•    Participate in personal training, performance development and other learning activities to implement
the new curriculum

Legal Secretary                    Hains and Lewis Solicitors, Castle Square, Haverfordwest
August 1996 – February 2000

•    Provide support and assistance to Solicitor
•    Audio and copy typing
•    Receive telephone calls and transfer messages
•    Up keep of Solicitor’s diary
•    Prepare documentation ready for Court
•    Ensure client files are up to date
•    Photo copy documents when required
•    Ensure filing system is efficient and in order
•    Assist/ cover in reception when require

Bar Sales                                   Hotel Mariners, Mariners Square, Haverfordwest
May 1994 – February 2000

Sales Negotiator/                    David Frost Estate Agents, High Street, Haverfordwest
Rental Assistant                      May 1994 – August 1996

Hotel Receptionist/                Hotel Mariners, Mariners Square, Haverfordwest SA61 2DU
Book keeper                             October 1989 – May 1994

Bar Sales Person/                    The Friars Vaults, Castle Square, Haverfordwest
Relief Bar Manager                  April 1986 – October 1989

Wages Accounts Clerk            John Bull Stores, Bridge Street, Haverfordwest
October 1986 – September 1987

Wages Accounts Clerk            Pembrokeshire Launderers, Haven Road, Haverfordwest
January 1986- October 1986

Junior Office Clerk                 International Youth Year, St Thomas Green, Haverfordwest
September 1985 – December 1985

EDUCATION

Additional Learning
Hygiene for the Food Handler         25/09/1992        Basic Team-Teach           03/09/2012
HeartStart UK                                     19/06/2008        ASD Awareness               20/11/2012
All Wales Manual Handling            03/07/2008        Restorative Practice        22/02/2013
Level 1 Child Protection                   24/02/2009        NSPCC Child Protection
Basic First Aid                                    29/09/2009        (Staying Aware)               24/03/2013
Module 6 Foundation Phase                                          Level 1 Child Protection
(Outdoor Learning)                           15/03/2012        (Refresher)                         26/11/2014

Fire Safety Awareness 2012            08/11/2016        Violence Against Women   26/02/2018
Safeguarding Children                                                    Introduction to Records
(Basic Awareness)                              15/11/2016        Management                         05/03/2018
Child Sexual Exploitation                29/11/2017        Workstation Assessment     11/03/2018
Safeguarding Children Tier1            29/11/2017        Information Governance    15/04/2018
Fraud Awareness                               08/01/2018        Safer Manual Handling      05/11/2018
Female Genital Mutilation              08/01/2018        Data Protection Essentials  05/11/2018

Pembroke Dock Community Learning Centre  July 2014
City & Guilds Level 2 Essential Skills Wales in Application of Number

Pembrokeshire College   July 2010
NVQ3  Children’s Care, Learning and Development

Sleaford County Secondary School
Art ‘O’ Level C                            English ‘O’ Level C
Maths ‘O’ Level C                        Computer Studies CSE
Physics ‘O’ Level C                       Typing CSE

INTERESTS
•    My family
•    Cycling
•    Walking
•    Being creative e.g. crochet, making things for my home, painting
•    My garden
•    Exploring new places

REFERENCESavailable on request