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Katherine
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HR 350 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2005
Hertfordshire University
From 0 to 2000
St Clement Danes School
No added languages

Experience

Recruitment Consultant
Brook Street Bureau
April 2012 - Present Day (5 years 1 month)
  • Sourcing suitable candidates for current vacancies using a variety of methods including advertising roles online, CV searching on job sites, and looking at candidates already registered on our database
  • Building up new relationships with companies in order to be able to supply their recruitment needs to them including negotiating fee’s and terms of business with them for permanent and temporary staff as required, tailoring our services to meet the requirements of their business- all done through regular meetings at their offices as well as phone calls and mail outs
  • Cold calling to gain new business from companies through a mixture of leads and searching online for companies who fall within our geographical remit
  • Maintaining existing relationships with companies who use our services to make sure that we are constantly offering them the most competitive and high quality service to them through regular meetings at their offices as well as phone calls and mail outs
  • Delivering assessment days/evenings to gain a wide range of new candidates to register on our database with the relevant skills that we are looking for
  • Conducting a 90 minute registration with all candidates in order to gain the best understanding of their skills and experience versus what their preferences are for new employment. Skills based tests also given to candidates and then assessed. This registration means that we can match candidates against jobs not only on skills and experience but also on the best job and culture fit to ensure that candidates will stay in the employment
  • To work to targets set each month based on bringing in new gross profit through placing candidates in jobs and converting businesses who didn’t use our services before to now giving us all of their vacancies as they arise
  • Specing out high quality candidates to companies who could utilise their skills with the view to gaining them employment without a vacancy necessarily being available
HIV and Sexual Health Services Manager
Terrence Higgins Trust
February 2009 - March 2012 (3 years 2 months)
  • Strategic development of the HIV and Sexual Health services across two Counties (Coventry and Warwickshire) including contract compliance, KPI and target management, meetings and negotiations with current and prospective funders/commissioners from both Government and Health Authorities
  • Contract negotiations with prospective funders, compiling and submitting of new tenders for consideration
  • Regular meetings and contact with Commissioners
  • Office management to include the actioning of, and being accountable for: HR issues, Administration, Marketing and Branding, Finance and Payroll e.g. monthly reconciliations, petty cash, expenses, report writing and submission
  • Contract budget responsibility for the two Counties totalling just over £1.5million
  • Management of all staff within my office- over 30 members of staff with varying job roles and responsibilities to include monthly supervisions, annual appraisal setting, weekly delivery of team and staff meetings to include the setting of targets inline with current KPI’s, absence management, grievance and disciplinary meetings where required
  • Management of all Volunteers within my office-over 30 volunteers with different job roles and responsibilities to include regular meetings, supervisions, reference checking and completion, expenses to be paid as required
  • Recruitment and selection responsibility-the drafting and implementing of job descriptions and person specifications, the placing of adverts for roles, CV sifting, interviewing candidates and selection of candidates following HR procedures
  • Liaising with external agencies such as Local Government Authorities, National Health services/Primary Care Trusts, and CEO’s of companies on a regular basis either regarding new funding opportunities or to discuss current contractual areas
  • Promoting the Charities’ work, messages to the public and services through use of the media
  • HIV Task and Finish Group Chair-a County wide forum made up of clinical, and social practitioners as well as Commissioners to discuss, develop and implement HIV and Sexual Health policies and procedures
  • Attendance of meetings/forums/conferences as required both locally and nationally
  • Delivering workshops and presentations to medical services including a project undertaken with Royal College of Nursing around HIV in the clinical workplace
  • Delivering bespoke and innovative services across two states. Some of these services include:

o Ward round set up in one Major Hospital working alongside GUM and Infectious Disease Consultants to provide holistic care packages to newly diagnosed HIV positive patients

o Sex Workers research programme

o Paediatric disclosure programme

o Antenatal HIV testing community service

o Peer educators community based African service

o Testing Champions service targeted to the African Community

o HIV, STI and Contraceptive outreach clinic in deprived areas where teenage pregnancy rates are very high

o Mobile HIV and STI testing services

o Hep C service to Prisoners and Injecting Drug users in Scotland


o Sexual Health Communication training for Professionals

o Hardship fund for People Living with HIV without recourse to public funds to access

Senior Clinical Practitioner
Terrence Higgins Trust
July 2007 - February 2009 (1 year 7 months)
  • Managing of two team’s-The first team who worked directly with people infected and affected by HIV, and the second team who delivered HIV, STI and Contraceptive clinical services to the public through local clinics. The management of both teams included regular weekly team meetings where services and contract compliance discussed, supervision meetings, annual appraisal meetings
  • To maintain existing contracts-ensuring regular reports and monitoring tools were sent to Commissioners, contract compliance was upheld, staff understood what role they had within the contract
  • To develop new contracts and write tenders with the support of the Manager for submission to relevant Commissioners
  • To attend regular meetings/forums/conferences both locally and nationally as required
  • To work with the media as required regarding messages and information on HIV and Sexual Health
  • To submit detailed and accurate weekly/monthly/quarterly and yearly reports to Commissioners as required
  • To run regular training for both professionals and the general public on a range of topics including HIV, STI’s, BBV
  • To work with the local prison and attend monthly workshops and health days to inform prisoners on HIV and Sexual Health through Condom demonstrations, presentations, literature and testing facilities
HIV Paediatric Practitioner
Terrence Higgins Trust
January 2007 - July 2007 (7 months)
  • To work with mothers newly HIV diagnosed through antenatal screening including advice around treatment adherence, understanding of what HIV is and how they can live with it, nutrition, immigration, housing, finance and emotional support
  • To work with Paediatrics who have been diagnosed with HIV- to support and guide the families around the disclosure process, advise on treatment regimes and adherence, nutrition, immigration, housing, finance and emotional support
  • To run Clinical HIV Paediatric clinics with local Hospital
  • To improve antenatal testing uptake within the African community
  • Member of CHIVA (Children with HIV Association)- regular conferences and meetings attended
  • To deliver regular training sessions to professionals and the general public on HIV and Sexual Health
  • To be an advocate for people living with HIV and liaise on their behalf to the relevant authorities
District Nurse
Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust-NHS
May 2005 - December 2006 (1 year 9 months)
  • To deliver medical care to patients within a community based setting
  • To provide thrice weekly phlebotomy clinics to patients
  • To deliver wound care/tissue viability clinics to patients
  • To run clinics for patients at the designated GP surgery weekly
  • To keep patients medical records up to date
  • To order medical and office supplies as needed
  • To liaise with outside agencies such as Local Government-Social Services, and Acute Medical Teams regarding patients’ care
  • To attend regular training and updates as required such as Safeguarding Vulnerable People and Confidentiality