Ultra rural worker, livestock husbandry, every aspect of maintenance both operational and administrative, various vehicle experience amongst far too many facets to list. Academically, massively over qualified, experience a plenty.
MSc, NVQ Level 1,2,3, BSc
Mainly Arable, Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming
•Heriot Watt University, MSc Water and Environmental Management,
•Heriot Watt University, BSc Honours Construction Project Management 2:1
•Edinburgh College, HNC Built Environment, A
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
Tractor, Drilling, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing
Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Poultry
All manner of maintenance have been carried out, amongst many more were; fencing installation and wall repair, mid-level plumbing, plastering, pipe work/digging, roof work, extensive building repairs/improvements, joinery, interior/exterior electrical acumen, painting internally and externally, vehicle operation and repair (Argo, Kubota, tractor, quad bikes, Landy 110, Landcruiser, Merc exec ect), subcontractor communications to resolve minor projects, purchasing materials and resources, boat prep (speed boat, sailing, fishing row boats), gardening including pruning, strimming, chainsaw (competent but not certified), mowing (sit on and push), hedge and tree maintenance, scaffold erection, and all the nano tasks associated with estate maintenance.
As mentioned, these are all but a few experiences and skills which I have had, outside of professional work I have undertaken personal projects including; fitting my own kitchen, installing an entire roof to a building in rural Spain, building an equipment building on University Campus and maintaining and cultivating a field archery course on a private estate, all of which were done with enthusiasm due to the enjoyment of doing so.
•Sheep; experience with both chilled Cheviot and angry Black Face, assisting with herding, handling for sheering, adopting abandoned lambs where I kept them feral in barn before release back to flock when strong enough.
•Cattle; Highland and Luing, separating and herding for vet examinations, repenning for marking, feeding ect.
•Horses; ridden and comfortably confident interacting.
•Goats; general care around the yard.
•Working dogs; just love them. Spent my entire life with them, Father used to train working GSP.
•Game; Gillie and stalked primarily at Blackmount for Red deer, Pheasant, Partridge and Ptarmigan.
oAll completed on foot and with use of quads, Argo (able to drive the tricky beast) and with Landy off-road.
Current Scottish Champion and Recorder holder (3 held) in Field Archery and 4th in IFAA World Indoor Championships, previously having obtained UK Champion, 3rd at World Outdoors and previous records.
Archery and keeping fit.
Currently; Kitchen Designer
Full control and orchestration of design process from inception to delivery including: -
•Measure and site survey
•Budgeting and client ratification
•Designing on CAD
•Compiling quote for client
•Order compiling and delivery of project.
Tournament and Events Director SFAA, Direct control of International and national archery events 2018
Season whilst studying full time
•Scheduling event effectively without any alignment with alternate events
•Locating venue, evaluating, securing and evaluating premises
•Simultaneously to all other remits the entries are taken and formed into corresponding groups online
•Costing of event overheads
•Recruitment of voluntary staff to attend and support event
•Logistical management of equipment needed for event
•Health and Safety evaluation, risk assessment
•Stakeholder management with participants, governing body IFAA (International Field Archery Association), premises owners, service providers (St Johns ect) and sponsorships
•Hosting including receipt/entry for competitors, comparing, scoring, awarding and ensuring smooth operations are maintained throughout duration of event
•Debagging and close of the event effectively with protocol compliance
•Event feedback gathered and presented at subsequent association meeting.
Estate Maintenance Blackmount Estate/Ralia Estate,Highlands Summer 2017 & 2019
Infills between academic years.
•All aspects of estate management; erecting fencing systems, plastering, carpentry, concrete foundation laying, gathering sheep and cattle, handling livestock in enclosures, huge horticultural duties, vehicle operation; tractors, 4x4s, pick-ups amongst others, fish restocking of lake, interior and exterior paint projects, laying pipe lines, multiple aspects associated with game handling and farm work. A massive array
Full time role overseeing the operations at Alpine Bikes, Tiso Group and Edinburgh Bicycle Coop, Edinburgh. 2000-2014
•Achieving KPIs daily.
•Highly B2B and B2C competent
•Implementing new strategies both strategic and operational.
•Daily use of MS office (Word, Excel, ect)
•Customer service with effective communications.
•Technical knowledge and servicing acumen.
•Financial control and budgeting for staff, stock, materials and equipment
•Staff recruitment, management and training
•Supplier liaisons at buying level
•Health and safety.
•Teaching evening classes in cycle maintenance.
•PC based service diary, POS and stock/inventory systems.
Previous roles also include
•Event Coordinator 2008-2018 (sub-contract). simultaneous to all other roles as an enjoyable accompaniment, only forfeited as University commitment superseded.
This included Corporate, Executive, Celebrity and family event management.
Facilitation of corporate and private event support for Maximillion, Edinburgh.
•Co-ordinating various event activities throughout UK
•Budgeting of events.
•Health and safety.
Start: 01/08/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Anywhere rural and/or remote