Alex Whitaker

Team Assistant

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  • LocationBeckenham, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Copywriting
  • Blogs
  • Account Co-ordinator
  • Administration
  • Business Development
  • Customer Services
  • Problem Solving
  • Sales Support
  • Web Content
  • Environment
  • Popular Culture
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Team Assistant

Coltrad Ltd

Jul 2014
  • • Providing full administrative support to the MD and senior managers • Assisting with basic accounting tasks using Xero software • Maintaining electronic and paper filing • Answering the telephone and communicating with customers from Africa, Asia and Europe • Proactively researching new business opportunities and preparing reports

2016

Freelance Writer

Gigsoup

Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Ongoing. Writing articles for online publishing on latest album releases and gigs. Some examples of this work can be found here: http://www.gigsoup.co.uk/reviews/album-reviews/album-review-unknown-mortal-orchestra-multi-love/

2015

Freelance Contributor

The Verse Brighton Student Magazine

Mar 2015 - May 2015
  • Occasional writing for the student magazine at Brighton University surrounding student life and events in the city.

2013

Volunteer

Cotswold Wildlife Park

May 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Helping with the maintenance and welfare of the large mammal. Tasks also included dealing directly with the public and helping with any questions and enquiries.

2012

Team Assistant

Coltrad Ltd

May 2012 - Aug 2012
  • • Providing full administrative support to the MD and senior managers • Assisting with basic accounting tasks using Xero software • Maintaining electronic and paper filing • Answering the telephone and communicating with customers from Africa, Asia and Europe • Proactively researching new business opportunities and preparing reports

2011

Volunteer

ARCAS Guatemala

Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
  • 4 months spent working in an animal rehabilitation centre in Guatemala. Jobs included maintaining high standards of animal welfare and assisting visitors and with guided tours and any enquiries.

Education

2015

Globalisation: History, Culture Politics

University of Brighton

Aug 2011 - May 2015
  • BA(Hons)

2010

History (b), Business Studies (b), Sociology (C

MPW London

Aug 2008 - May 2010
  • A Levels

2008

Gcses

Sutton Valence School

Aug 2005 - May 2008