I retired from paid employment in 2011 with the NHS in Procurement. At first I wondered what I would do with my time but now I wonder where all my free time is! I volunteer with the local community-run shop, serving behind the counter and also dealing with the admin for the newspaper and magazine orders. I also volunteer with the local library, delivering books to an elderly housebound lady of 94! I write short stories mainly but am also trying to write a book. I play tennis, cycle and walk. My wife and I run a local board games session monthly and are members of a local U3A games group.
A personable and conscientious “portfolio careerist” with extensive experience of successfully providing exemplary levels of service to a wide cross section of clients within diverse cultural and business environments. Industries include event management, venues, charities, not for profit, heritage, tourism, management consultancy and TV networks.
I worked as a Legal Secretary and Document Production Specialist for most of my career. I can help with transcription, copy typing, document conversions, amending, formatting, proofing, administration and clerical tasks. I am an active person and enjoy helping people generally.
Initial career as a nurse, children's nurse then health visitor
Second career as a senior lecturer teaching mainly at post graduate level mainly doctors and nurses.
Excellent communication and literacy skills. Reasonable IT skills. Very practical and inventive
Voluntary roles at different levels
I'm a qualified Care Assistant with 6 years experience. Previously worked in the retail sector for 15 years including Health, and entertainment areas. I write plays and short stories in my spare time, and currently studying counselling, psychology,spiritual healing, and advanced philosophy.
As a versatile office admin person, my experience includes Invoicing, report writing, credit control, secretarial/ PA, proof-reading, reception, design forms, telephony etc.
Now older and needing change, I can garden, paint walls, pack cupboards, clean premises, walk your dogs etc. I do drive.
I am a former accountant turned international film and media event producer who has lived on several continents. I am confident, highly creative, have great customer facing skills, patient, great at marketing and copywriting, very strong internet & social media skills, charming phone manner.
I live on the border of North Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire. I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and have been involved in community engagement and education all of my working life from the age of 19. I run my own business.
Happily married, retired from range of professions, soldier, physiotherapist, HR manager, lecturer and childminder. Now a part-time carer and advocate for man with autism and epilepsy. Just general household diy skills (not a tradesman). Looking to keep busy, enjoy outdoors and walking. Thank you.
You can book David (Dave) for the following tasks:
I have worked as an administrator for best part of my working life. I am computer literate. I keep myself fit and have a can do attitude. I have joined Blume for the flexible and lucrative opportunities they can provide for older people like myself. I enjoy chatting and meeting new people.
Advanced computer user, handy with a saw and drill! Administrative / financial; building / repair. Renovated 3 houses: rewiring, central heating and plumbing. Career lecturer, module leader and performing arts practitioner with extensive skills, tutoring in singing (Choral Director) and GCSE maths.
Retired Head Master. 30 years experience of teaching in UK and overseas. Degree in Economics and Sociology. Extensive experience of running a charity and performing Aid work in war zones during the Bosnia wars. Experienced, enthusiastic and effective gardener. Currently volunteer befriending elderly