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.
With over twenty five years experience both in the UK and on an international basis, I can help with your market intelligence and business information requirements. I can help you understand your industry sector in terms of market trends, consumer developments, new products, distribution changes.
I can also help with your business publishing needs including the commissioning, researching, writing and editing of newsletters, reports, white papers, conference briefings, blogs and press releases.
I also have experience in website content, be it creation of new content or the review of existing content.
I am an experienced career HR professional having worked at a senior level in generalist HR roles for 25 years. I am passionate about talent development and employee engagement and have excellent employment law knowledge, along with extensive experience in change management.
I can also support you with day to day people management requirements such as employee relations, disciplinary and grievance support, performance management, appraisals and recruitment.
I do online comms for a county charity & have increased Facebook following from 60 to 2500+. I utilise the demographic data and targeted ad capabilities of FB to reach, and retain, the desired follower demographic. Let me help you optimise your social media presence. See bit.ly/MeAtLinkedIn
I am a people-person with many years experience in sales and recruitment. I have compiled training and development manuals for Blue Chip and SME organisations. I am fully IT literate, possess excellent attention to detail and thrive on research and investigation projects. I have published 3 novels.
Assuming I live to 110, I am a middle-aged journalist, writer, horticulturalist and techie anorak. Qualities? Reliability, imagination, resourcefulness and amiability. Why Blume? Because it makes sense.
Copywriter and award-winning journalist with international experience in newspapers and magazines. Former senior journalist at The Times. Interviews, editing, proofreading. Corporate clients include Unilever and BT. Press releases, SEO content, blogs - all customised to tone of your organisation. Accurate, fast, reliable. Can set up Google Ads accounts to take advantage of Google grants for charities.
Writer, journalist, trainer and consultant (ex BBC and Sky editor) working with companies all over the world as well as NGOs and universities. My specialist area is the essential skills needed to create effective, engaging communications and content across all sorts of platforms.
I am a qualified proofreader with a background in PA work, marketing and communications. I have worked for charities in the past on producing their newsletters and it was noted that I had a keen eye for detail. It was then that I decided to pursue a proofreading career, firstly on a voluntary basis before being offered paid work. I am now working freelance for regular clients in many genres and was fortunate to support charity Home-Start UK in 2020 with proofreading their training materials. I would really value helping other charities to achieve the professional finish they are looking for.
Adaptable and transformational leader with a genuine, life-long interest in making a difference to people’s lives, no matter how small. Proven record of strategy creation, delivering complex projects, generating and building relationships, and coaching individuals to success. Exceptional communication skills, comfortable with making critical decisions and developing opportunities that further enhance organisational goals.
An experienced Trustee (Vice Chair) and volunteer. No matter what the challenge, there is always a solution. My approach is pragmatic, collaborative, empathic but strong.
I am a freelance researcher and would be delighted to help with any project, however small, involving searching for information or data, research, analysis, presentation of results, drafting of reports... I have significant writing experience. Please do contact me to discuss your needs.
Born and educated in the UK, I have worked in various roles ranging from HR to education & therapeutic groupwork. I am now self-employed as a workplace mediator and trainer. I love to develop new material. I joined Blume for its potential for networking with others for skills, services and advice.
I am an experienced researcher, writer, as well as educator both at University level (PhD) and in the mind and body re-education system that is the Alexander Technique. I work in the culture and heritage sector as an associate archivist. I am bilingual: English and Spanish.
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.
Experienced Account & Admin Manager worked in blue chip & SME's, more recently opted for a quieter life in part time roles including blog writing & ad hoc admin tasks. I enjoy reading, walking our dogs & currently doing a fiction writing course.
I specialise in UK English communications. When you need your words fine-tuning, I can offer 15 years' writing/editing/proofreading experience. You are hiring someone with extensive knowledge of the English language and its successful application within the business environment.
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 an experienced writer, editor, sub-editor and journalist, and proofreader, with a keen interest in design, news and current affairs, fashion, travel and culture. I edit an online eco interiors mag, www.decomag.co.uk as well as working as a freelance.
I undertake Academic Research at different universities. I tend to spend periods of inactivity between projects and I hope I can do something productive by making myself available to those that may need that extra-pair of hands during spells of professional inactivity.
I'm a professional content writer and editor based in London, UK.
I'm passionate about producing quality online and offline content that attracts and engages audiences and which helps achieve business objectives.
Retired person looking for a temporary or part-time job. I bring with me over forty years of experience working in a range of roles, mostly within the British Civil Service. These roles have included: Administration; Team Management; Research and Development; IT Training and Policy Development.
Hi! I'm Janette, an experienced website 'user tester'. I can clearly express my opinions on your website design, layout and navigation and offer logical solutions to improve customer experience. Let me video my visit to your site to show you how a typical end user may behave.
I am a Chartered Engineer, running my own business since 1999. Prior to that I worked in civil engineering contracting & as a senior manager in a major building materials company. I have good analytical & presentation skills and the ability to find the most efficient way to complete a project.
Hello everyone I have written novels and poems throughout my life which have been published and am a successful editor who can help improve your manuscript ready for publishing. I also write unique poetry, capturing your feelings and special moments of your life together for a memorial event.
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 worked forty years in the printing industry as a compositor, graduating onto keyboards and finally desk top publishing before being made redundant in 1999. I then retrained as a bus driver. After 14 years driving buses and coaches my PCV was withdrawn but can still drive minibuses till 2019
I am a kind, friendly, passionate and experienced Higher Learning Teaching Assistant presently working at Harrow College and am committed to the welfare of the students. I am looking to tutor students as well help in business support work.
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.
Experienced and versatile ICT professional with forty years of experience in change and service delivery across a wide range of public and private sector bodies and industry sectors. Strong skills on providing practical and sustainable governance, assurance and operational assistance.
I am a smart, well-spoken, well-educated, semi-retired professional man. I am in good health, I am sociable, and open-minded. I am looking for some fresh challenges. My working career was initially in the automobile industry, and then I moved into a high level IT environment. Flexible, reliable.
Hi, I'm retired and enjoy all kinds of DIY. I have made items from reclaimed wood and upcycled furniture which has sold at a local shop. I have a lot of experience using computers as I worked for British Gas. I read a lot and often see mistakes in books and magazines. I can put my hand to most thing
Consultant Project Manager. Worked in central and local government, HO, FCO, MoD and police. In-depth experience of data transformation, migration, IT project health checks, plans and finance. Written Investment Propositions, Business Cases, and successful bids. Produced training and lecture videos.
I am 59 years old and am just emerging from a 7 year period of caring for elderly loved ones - and feeling a little lost. Prior, I worked in Corporate Lending, Marketing and Research and more recently Grant making (Not for profit sector). I would love to connect with Blume to help re-light my fire!
A hard working, dedicated individual with vast experience in the public and private sectors. Examples of this include product and project management, staff management, strategic and financial planning and budgeting. Trained proof reader and recently educated to Masters degree level (with Merit).
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.
Born and live in Bedford. Happily married for 45 year with 5 children and 10 grandchildren. 26 years in Operations and Sales & Marketing at Texas Instruments and 20 years as a management consultant focused on Performance improvement,
Now retired, fully active, regular walker. Full Driving licence
Having owned & run several businesses my skillset is extremely wide. I trained as a Chartered Accountant but I have worked with both very large & very small clients with a very hands on approach. I have also had years of experience of Direct Selling and marketing. Oddly I hold a forklift license!!!
I previously worked in the NHS and social services, and now as a PhD researcher. I am keen to offer my research skills and experience working in health and social care. I am unable to do physical tasks, although I am keen to do dog walking (I use a powerchair), and any computer-based work.
I am a mature professional, top-level foster carer for over 17 years experience, have 15 years experience in housing sector and building and construction. experienced in court reports, preparation in all areas of housing/building litigation and advocacy/coach for children mother/baby placements.