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Cook - Retail Worker - Eastbourne, UK

Linda Cook

Eastbourne, UK

Summary

Since being made redundant in the year 2002 as a secretary, I have worked for two large supermarkets as a checkout operator and I have done voluntary work.

In the year 1999, I acquired distinctions in both parts of RSA III Text and Word Processing.

Services

Retail Worker

Summary:

I have worked on the checkout and I have stocked shelves.

Work History

Volunteer - shop assistant

From April 2014

• Steaming clothes
• Tagging clothes

Volunteer - Computer Tutor

May 2010 - February 2012

• Teaching the elderly how to use a computer using Microsoft Word and Excel 2002, 2007 and 2010 and the Internet.
• Help with queries.
• Created a booking sheet.

I have in the past volunteered at the YMCA shop where I served at the till, bagged clothing and distributed clothing around the shop.

Sales Assistant

October 2007 - December 2007

• Served and assisted customers.
• Handled cash and credit card transactions.
• Filled shelves with new stock.
• Ensured that the shop was tidy and organised.
• Regularly liaised with management.

Checkout Operator

Tesco Supermarket

December 2005 - December 2005

• Served and assisted customers.
• Handled cash and credit card transactions.
• Filled shelves with new stock.
• Regularly liaised with management.

Volunteer - Neighbourhood Watch Police Support Officer

Sussex Police

February 2003 - November 2005

• I was one of four volunteers who was a contact point between the Police and Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators.
• I created a two-monthly newsletter which I sent out to Co-ordinators warning them of crime, ie burglaries that had been committed and suggesting ways of keeping them safe.
• Keeping up to date the very large map of Eastbourne where Co-ordinators lived, and added new ones or took them off.
• Keeping information about Co-ordinators on a computer, and updating their addresses and telephone numbers.
• Adding new Co-ordinators or deleting them on the computer.
• Dividing the Co-ordinators into areas and giving them a reference number.
• Sending out crime prevention leaflets.
• Answering the telephone and helping with queries and crime that had taken place from the Co-ordinators and handing them to the Police.

Secretary

Eastbourne MENCAP

December 2000 - February 2002

• Typing of reports and care plans concerning the residents, and reports concerning staff.
• Keeping a record of staff sick days.
• Keeping a record of staff holidays.
• Answering the telephone.
• Ordering stationery.
• Transferring data from the expenses book onto a computer using Excel.

Temporary Administrative Assistant

February 1998 - December 2000

County Council
• Brufords
• Mayo Wynne Baxter

Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs

University of Brighton

April 1997 - January 1998

Department: Directorate

• General secretarial duties including opening the mail and sorting into priority, copy typing of correspondence, reports and drafting of the same.
• Keeping a diary.
• Arranging meetings, booking rooms and hospitality.
• Arranging travel.
• Sole responsibility for arranging Inaugural Lectures for when Lecturers became Professors.
• Booking a hall.
• Arranging for invitations and posters to be printed and sending to internal and external people from information on the database.
• Calculating numbers for the private buffet following the lecture.
• Arranging catering and selecting wines and menu.

Secretary to the Deputy Director

University of Brighton

January 1991 - April 1997

Department: Directorate

• General secretarial duties including opening the mail and sorting into priority, copy typing of correspondence, reports and drafting of the same.
• Keeping a diary.
• Arranging meetings, booking rooms and hospitality.
• Arranging travel.
• Sole responsibility for collecting money from the Directorate for their private telephone calls and paying to the Finance Department on a monthly basis.
• Sole responsibility for the weekly Directorate Diary Sheet. Collecting the information of appointments by photocopying their diaries and using this information in a spreadsheet. Distributing copies to the Directorate and selected members of staff.
• Sole responsibility for maintaining the stationery cupboard. Placing orders and arranging payment.
• Sole responsibility for creating and maintaining a location map of the second floor where the main departments are.
• Sole responsibility for arranging the opening celebrations of the new Aldrich Library (September 1996).
• Sole responsibility for arranging the annual garden party of the Chairman of the Board of Governors.

Qualifications & Certifications

Ashford Secondary School

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