Amy Weaver

Milliner and owner/Qualification Development Manager

About me

I have two very different jobs. By day I'm a Qualification Development Manager for Pearson, managing a team of Qualification Development Leaders who develop work-based learning qualifications. By night I design and create fascinators, hats and bridal headpieces for my company Doll's Mad Hattery, using a combination of vintage and new materials. Both roles require organisation, time management, excellent people skills and creative thinking.

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Skills

  • Millinery
  • Couture Millinery
  • Hat Designer
  • Client/customer Interaction
  • Accessories Design
  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Education Projects

Work history

Currently

Product Development Manager

Pearson

Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Qualification Development Manager • People management: the ability to manage, motivate, develop and recruit people • Technical expertise: the ability to use judgment in understanding what makes for accreditable qualifications and valid and reliable assessments. • Influencing others: the ability to gain others' support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions. • Analytical thinking: the ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. • Decisiveness: the ability to make accurate difficult decisions in a timely manner. • Building collaborative relationships: the ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organisation who can provide information, assistance, and support. • Organisation and planning: the ability to establish a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Set priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.

Currently

Online Shop Owner

Doll's Mad Hattery

Jan 2015
  • Hinckley, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Doll's Mad Hattery is a Midlands based millinery company. We create beautiful bespoke cocktail hats, bridal headpieces and fascinators to match any outfit. We love vintage sparkles and old lace and have a large collection of ribbons and old brooches. We make one off pieces, so you won't turn up to a wedding and see somebody else wearing the same. Whether you're going to a party, looking for something for bridesmaids or you're the bride, we can create something to perfectly finish off your outfit.

2016

Product Development Manager

Pearson

Apr 2013 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Senior Qualification Development Leader

2013

Project Manager

Pearson

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
  • Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Qualification Development Leader KEY COMPETENCIES • Technical expertise: the ability to use judgment in understanding what makes for accreditable qualifications and valid and reliable assessments. • Influencing others: the ability to gain others' support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions. • Analytical thinking: the ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. • Decisiveness: the ability to make accurate difficult decisions in a timely manner. • Building collaborative relationships: the ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organisation who can provide information, assistance, and support. • Organisation and planning: the ability to establish a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective. Set priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.

2012

Product Development Manager

EDI

Nov 2011 - Dec 2012
  • Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Education Development Manager

2011

Project Manager

EDI

Mar 2011 - Nov 2011
  • Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Education Development Leader

2011

Product Development Manager

OCR

Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Support Materials Manager Developing qualification support materials to support teachers in the delivery of UK qualifications.

2009

Teacher

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College

Sep 2008 - Aug 2009
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Head of Performing Arts.

2010

Teacher

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College

Sep 2005 - Sep 2010
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Teacher of English and Drama & Theatre Studies

Education

2005

P.g.c.e Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Secror

University of Nottingham

Sep 2004 - Jul 2005
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • PGCE for teaching in post 16 establishments, specialising in English and Drama.

2004

MA Creative Writing

University of Plymouth

Sep 2003 - Sep 2004
  • Exmouth, United Kingdom

2003

BA (hons) English with Popular Culture

University of Plymouth

Sep 2000 - Jul 2003
  • Exmouth, United Kingdom
  • 2:1