Journalist with international experience in newspapers and magazines. Former senior journalist at The Times. Copywriter, editor, proofreader. Corporate clients include Unilever and BT. Press releases, SEO content, blogs - all customised to tone of your organisation. Accurate, fast, reliable.
Experienced event manager - boardroom to arena, writing event documents, project management, EA support, meet&greet. Good at research. I'm determined, friendly, resourceful. Fee negotiable. Early in to London or distance travel - expenses required. Passions - theatre/acting/
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 have spent the last 32 yrs in IT, covering everything from technology to sales. I currently build websites and manage SEO & social media at VERY competitive rates. I am also very reliable and always finish what I start.
I do online comms for a county charity & have increased Facebook following from 60 to 1770+. 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
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.
Retired from full-time professional employment and moved from Scotland to London, working as an occasional film/tv extra but always looking for a new adventure in the big smoke. I am a migrant and speak several languages. Not sure what else I have to offer but willing to give a try.
I'm a positive, friendly, confident, approachable and easy going person with extensive HR and admin experience in various work places. My skills include recruitment, employee relations, talent development, management coaching and mentoring. I'm very flexible and willing to lend a hand where I can.
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.
I am educated to postgraduate level and have many years experience in administrative roles in a variety of settings. I have excellent IT and research skills and am equally proficient at creative and routine tasks. I can work from home or elsewhere in the London area.
I am a freelance trainer and accountant with 25 years accounting experience specialising in charity finance. I an also a trainer in the use of Xero, Sage and Quick Books. I enjoy helping people to be confident in manging and understanding their organisations finances.
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 am an experienced business researcher and have experience of writing blogs and using social media. I have joined Blume to be able to participate in activities and to utilise my skills to assist others.
I am 55 years old and semi retired. I planned to continue working part time, and it was a bit of nasty shock when I discovered that Zenith Home Improvements have ceased trading. I am seeking part time work, but truthfully son't know what I would like to do at present.
Hi, I am Scott. Worked for over 35 years in the Hospitality, Travel and IT industry mainly in sales and marketing leading teams to achieve sucess. Currently a co-director for my wife's consultancy. I enjoy tackling problems and seeing a job through successfully. Happy to take on challenges.
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.
A highly successful operations manager with twenty years service in telecommunications engineering in the private sector.Owner of Sherwood Project Management.Qualified Prince2 Practitioner.STEMNET Ambassador in schools.Semi professional guitarist.Archer.
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.
I have lived and worked in Enfield for over twenty years. I currently work part-time as an administrator for a local charity based in Enfield. Previously, I worked for a local authority as a Senior Admin in a children's centre for babies & under 5's. I have typing, IT and minute taking skills.
Qualified project manager, experienced accountant and process expert.
Currently also doing proofreading work for a London publishing house
A lover of "fixing things" and a very keen gardener -
My passion ...... doing stuff for others that gives me satisfaction and pride.
A competent accountant with diversified experience in the field of finance accounts and audit. Good communication skills. Possess staff supervisory abilities and can be a valuable team member. Familiar with computerised accounting systems. A totally committed person.
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.
l have worked for Marks and Spencer plc for 26 Years in Buying Textiles and have worked in a retail capacity in their stores.
For the last 20 years I have worked in the Direct Sales industry selling Adjustable Chairs and Beds. I have had a lot of experience and gained knowledge in sales.
I have taken early retirement. I worked as a Chartered Surveyor for nearly 40 years. I am of the opinion life is for living in the main, although my love of travelling in our camper van costs a fair bit ! I am healthy, fit for my age and love meeting new people. I married in 1976 and still am!
I am a highly driven and resourceful marketing executive with extensive experience delivering successful campaigns and events across diverse and challenging roles. I have developed superlative expertise across a wide range of Social Media Marketing, print and digital advertising, Facebook etc.
I have recently returned to the UK after living in the United States for 18 years. I ran a franchise restaurant for 8yrs and also worked in retail. I have two daughters, one here and one in the US. The one here has just returned to work after having a baby and I babysit for her 3days a week.
I was a senior manager & departmental expert on public body relationship management, governance, finance & accountability issues, with excellent analytical, financial & commercial skills & a high standard of communication. I now team lead at a community vineyard & am a NED for a housing association.
Semi-retired journalist, theatre & literary critic, editor and production editor (books, magazines, newspapers), ran small graphic design business, been office & admin manager and youth hostel warden, have used computers for 35 years for many applications, driver, amateur potter.
I am primarily a writer. I've written plays, film, stories, magazine articles, spoof ads and songs. I am also a life coach and pet sitter. I have an adorable cat called Milly whom I rescued from the street and I wrote a picture book about her. Briefed by you I can write content for your website.
I'm an IT project manager by profession and have professional certifications and masters level education in that field. I've worked in many different industries in that capacity however the majority of my experience is delivering projects in the financial services sector.
After a long career in Telecoms as a Radio Comms Project Manager I am looking for work to pay the bills but also to keep in the swing of things, make a contribution & get as much as possible out of life by putting a bit back in.
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 have 25 years of experience within Foreign Exchange & Derivatives markets, in sales and relationship management. Recently, I have been working as a consultant is sales and RM, working with a couple of Fin Tech start ups and latterly with a Lifestyle Magazine.
I am married, we have 4 grandchildren, the youngest 2 we have 2 days a week
I have a BA & LLB from the Open University.
I was a police officer with the Greater Manchester Police, retiring as a Detective Sergeant with 30 years. Finally retiring from the Co-op after 18 years as the Welfare manager
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.
professional background - IT consultant. Actively involved in local charity for a country park. Fundraising skills Also work with local NHS on county IT programmes. Experience dealing with local/national/EU governments
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.
My professional experience has been gained throughout the United Kingdom. This has included General Manager in a small manufacturer, import and Distribution company, to Branch Management in an Automotive Cash and Carry group. I enjoy people mentoring and problem solving
Experienced and qualified trainer, manager, coach/mentor and tutor.
Professions: Education, Financial Services, Disaster Restoration, ISO, Recruitment
I enjoy helping others in the area of personal and professional development including business coaching, hence the above...
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Gerald is a company director and consultant based in the UK. Over 30 years management experience in business development. Skills include: Market Research, Social Media Management, International Marketing and Blogging. Interesting and challenging tasks always considered.
I am a sociable, nifty over fifty with a zest for life and a love of all things art/travel related. As a good writer & communicator with reasonable IT literacy and extreme patience, am happy to help out with business support, errands, events/organising, mystery or personal shopping - can be flexible
Main career as a Management accountant for almost 40 years.
Have been a cook, salesman, lifeguard, ran my own business.
Still play administrate coach and referree Rugby union
Compete in Triathlons
Rowing in amateur competitions
Like cinema and film in general
Travelling with the family is important.
I'm currently working as an educational support assistant within a primary school. I have many years admin experience and took a few years out to become a carer. I have experience working with both children and adults with learning and physical disabilities.
Have worked in the community sector for last 20 years, managing and running small projects. Good background in community development and business development. Good project writing and ICT skills, media savvy
I am a semi retired successful sales person in a career encompassing Business Services and the Property Sector. I welcome the opportunity to explore different types of employment as I find variety can be stimulating. I enjoy playing sport and lead an active healthy lifestyle.
I am a former teacher, trainer and coach. I have great experience in technology, computers and social media. I am also skilled in public speaking and presentations. My other interests include photography, writing and gardening.
I have worked most of my life in telecommunications and have also worked in electronics and mechanical engineering. I have built computer systems and my last job was working as first line support for Fujitsu and prior to that I worked for a cloud hosting company in service delivery.
I worked as a book editor for most of my adult life and would like to continue doing proofreading or generally helping people with written English or other admin jobs. I play the piano and have given lessons to beginners. I enjoy gardening and could help with low-level garden maintenance.
I am Lizzy and after working in leisure & hospitality for 27yrs, I changed careers so I could look after my son and ran a data prep company in Market research.
After a bout of cancer I now look after properties and boats for people and run a small Bnb.
A marketing professional with a corporate sales and marketing background Andy has managed teams across Europe and led marketing and PR campaigns. He has agency- and client-side experience. His skillset is wide-ranging and he is a hands-on practitioner. Retired, he blogs and volunteers.
A versatile individual with a background in English language teaching who has also trained in other professions such as Catering, Retail, the Hospitality Industry (esp. bar work), Bakery & Confectionary, French Polishing, Factory/Warehouse and Office/Admin. ICT literate
Over twenty years business and management experience gained in a variety of sectors and functions. Adaptable team player. Strong work ethic, motivated, resourceful and goal-orientated. Willingness to learn. Experience in combining different roles and balancing priorities. Discreet and diplomatic.
Previous General Manager providing sustained quality of performance in the UK Hotel Industry. Passionate about service and standards, Family man who makes a difference to people less fortunate and helps overcome challenges. Adaptable and dependable with a high level integrity and self motivation.
A keen, energetic skilled worker with a proven track record in Security. I have also built an outstanding portfolio in Crafts and Dress making.
I need to stress that I proudly hold a significant number of testimonials for being a reliable and trusted worker with a friendly yet business-like approach
I’m a Carer for my disabled partner and spend my spare time on line , cooking or at my allotment.
I like to connect like minded people on Twitter and promote local companies and events.
Keen on disability issues and products.
Love to tweet about food and regularly tweet recipes, my own and others.
Retired college lecturer with experience in assisting with essay writing and university applications. Keen eye for detail for proof reading and editing. Experienced in child care. Trustworthy and reliable - willing to help busy families manage home life
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.
I am 68 years old fit active and require a little more money having no private pension, (previous divorce 26 years ago depleted the pension) I do hold a PSV and HGV license which is renewed yearly and on occasions drive a small coach for the Friendly Bus service (not paid).
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.
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
I am a retired P.E.Teacher.I still love seeing people succeed in sport.Qualified to lead in mountains, caves.Good at coaching Football (Tarkowski started with me) and Athletics.Sport photography; commissions for British Athletics and Athletics Weekly,own website.Can do portraits and studio work.
I have been an accountant, business adviser to the Princes Trust and small businesses, a pensions fund trustee and graduate mentor in the past. More recently I have been a project and programme manager and IT consultant. I am a MBCS and AMInstLM
I have strong administrative and organisational skills (worked in insurance market in the City for many years before leaving to raise family). I am very good at de-cluttering, doing various practical jobs around the house as well as tidying up gardens. Will soon be completing my degree in Classics.
I am a retired senior bank manager (Head of Mortgages Co-op) who for the last 20 years of my working life became a music teacher and professional musician. I am a keen gardener and can assist with DIY. As a self employed person, I have successfully submitted my own tax returns for 20 years.
I spent 19 years as a special needs teacher but had to take early retirement due to injury and knee surgery. I enjoy crafts, shopping, holidays especially cruising and my family. I like to surf the internet and learn new skills (even at 58😂). Enjoy meeting people especially older people who share.
An experienced professional in customer services with call-centre management, implementation and project management with a first-rate track record across the European Distribution, IT and Finance market sectors.
In possession of excellent management and communication skills evident in facing clients
Senior Finance Director and Scottish CA, with 25 years experience with a UK–based FTSE 100 banking group with extensive expertise in technical accounting and regulatory change along with relevant knowledge of management and financial accounting, and budgeting.
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 individual with a proven record of achievement set against a time critical background. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills enable him to deal professionally at all levels. A well organised and flexible attitude to work.
I work in accounts, mainly payroll and pensions, but have worked in admin for over 15 years. I am adept at writing effective letters to cover all matters. I have experience in web design, a good use of the English language, and am very good at time management.
I am a mature woman with a very varied employment background and a wealth of experience in hospitality, security, social care, driving, not forgetting knitting, dressmaking and childcare. I have also trained dogs (obedience) and taught children the joys of old crafts.
I keep trying to be retired but it just doesn't seem to work! Most of my working life was as a Civil Servant or a Local Government Officer. I am currently a sessional Marriage Registrar for Medway Council. My husband and I live in Kent, we are members of our local Active Retirement Association.
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.
I am a semi-retired editor from a publishing house in Northern Ireland which produced a variety of local history, fiction and literary publications over three decades. I was the general editor so my skills are linked to editing, proofreading and advising on all types of text and creative writing.
Semi retired financier, background in stockbroking and investment banking. Looking to assist with anything in admin, sales, marketing, start-up capital for new businesses, additional capital for companies wanting to expand. Access to accountant and lawyer.
Very flexible availability.
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
Ex civil servant, ex at home mum who worked jobs to fit school terms, returned to work - as nursery nurse and then retail assistant. Unpaid part time carer for mum and voluntary trained Archery coach. Open university BSc(open) graduated 2006.
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
I have extensive office experience and I am advanced on Microsoft with a 60 WPM typing speed. As well as corporate business skills I also have experience in research, this has been gained at University and within the work environment. I am also a qualified counsellor.
As a retired commercial lawyer I have such expected soft skills as: attention to detail, accuracy, ability to undertake research, draft and review documents. I am proficient in standard computer applications. I am friendly and approachable but with a business like approach to get the job done.
I am Ellen, I am mature and friendly with practical common sense. I have worked in the past with special needs children and in the care sector. I love animals to stay for breaks and walkies! I am adaptable and able to please your requirements.
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.
I joined Blume as it sounds interesting different and a place where I can offer my services as a mystery shopper.
I have my own transport lots of free time.
I enjoy meeting people and have experience in mystery shopping as I
have worked as a mystery shopper in the past.