Alice Toby-Brant

Freelance Blogger/Administrator

  • LocationLongstanton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

About me


Having worked as an administrator and secretary for many years I finally decided to pursue my passion for writing. Having dabbled with a blog for several years last October I decided to concentrate on this aspect of my career. Ever since I have regularly been invited to events and sent items to review on my blog I have written for Local Secrets a local on-line magazine and collaborated with Cambridge Style Week for several years. I have discovered a love of photography and also wish to pursue this as a career option.



  • Fashion
  • Administration
  • Office
  • Instagram
  • Social Meda
  • Photograhpy
  • Secretarial Skills
  • Organisation Skills
  • Writing

Work history


Temp Admin Assistant

University of Cambridge TES

Mar 2015
  • I accept temporary ad hoc roles assisting the University in any of its many departments, colleges or schools in an administrational capacity.


Part Time Research Grants Administrator

University of Cambridge

Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
  • • Finding grants and schemes are available for the Department of Sociology and Politics academics in order for them to continue/further their research • Helping the professors apply for schemes and monitoring the process of the application • Dealing with ad hoc queries from academics outside of the University • Checking terms and conditions of grants and the professors eligibility to apply • Handling the finance budgets for current and future schemes • Keeping up-to-date with new and future grants that may become available • Keeping good records of each grant and details of correspondence • Dealing with financial queries


Books Administrative & Publishing Assistant

Royal Society of Chemistry

May 2009 - Aug 2014
  • • Handling commissioned typescripts through to delivery. • Post publication work including sending complimentary/review copies of the books, paying authors and uploading the details of the book to Amazon, Google and the RSC website. • Monitoring team and book tracking meetings • Social Media Contact for the books team • Brand liaison for the new Brand dissemination • Raising Purchase orders through PROACTIS system • All administration for Specialist Periodical Reports series • Board meeting arrangement • Liaising with editors and authors both in person and on the phone/via email • Minute taking • Updated the website using CMS • ONIX uploads on KLOPOTEK system • Sports and Social Team Member for 2.5 yrs



Executive Secretary

Gatehouse Training

Apr 2000 - Apr 2000
  • One day course completed.



Queens School

Aug 1988 - Aug 1994
  • English Lit B English Lang B Maths C History E Science E/E French E Science in Society D


Vocational Education Diploma

City Guilds of London Institute

Aug 1993 - Jun 1994
  • Received Credits towards Educational Diploma