Address: 4 Ruby Street, Bedminster, Bristol. BS3 3DY
Tel.: 0117 378 9483
Children: 2 (12 and 20)
Licence: Clean Full UK (auto only)
I am highly motivated, decisive and calm under pressure. I have an aptitude for learning and enjoy implementing new ideas and technologies. I am an effective communicator with customers, clients, technical staff or management usually bridging the gap between them within the business. I am equally comfortable in either one-on-one meetings or managing group workshops and have a strong belief that open communication is the key to any project’s success. SharePoint is my speciality.
|Business Analysis||Information Architecture, Managing Client/Customer Expectations, Disaster Recovery Planning, Requirements Gathering/Definition, Managing Group Workshops, Managing User Acceptance Testing, User Training.|
|System Design and Deployment||Microsoft NT4 Domain, Windows 2000 AD, Exchange 2003, Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS), SMS OSD (UWE desktop build system), VMWare ESX Server, SharePoint 2003, SharePoint 2007, Skelta Workflows, Blackboard, CMS, MS Office XP/2003/2007, Drupal CMS.|
|Development Tools||Microsoft Visual Studio 2008; SharePoint Designer 2007,|
|Administration||Windows NT/2000/2003, Citrix Metaframe, VMWare ESX 3.0, SharePoint 2003/2007, Exchange 2003, Microsoft Identity Information Server (MIIS), Unisys/EMC SAN, ISA Server|
|Databases||SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, MySQL|
|Operating Systems||Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP/2003/Vista, Linux|
|Web Servers||Apache, IIS,|
IT Services, University of the West of England (UWE): April 2004 – October 2007
Senior Systems Designer, SharePoint Team
My main role throughout this time has been to consolidate the application layer at UWE, and use SharePoint as a tool to achieve this, starting with SharePoint 2003 and in the last two years SP2007. The aim was to create new user based applications using SharePoint and tools like Skelta Workflows and Microsoft InfoPath which would eliminate the (many) remaining paper based ad-hoc systems that exist outside of the main IS. As SharePoint grew and became more widespread, my role has changed to act as an advocate for SharePoint within the business, and as more departments take up and use it to act as an architect to work with the departments and design larger scale site structures. I therefore have contact at all parts of the process, from initial requirements gathering through to system design, implementation, acceptance testing and even user training (I recently completed UWE’s training the trainer modules). Spin-off projects now include a replacement CMS and the new EDRMS, with the EDRMS system to be integrated with SharePoint.
Skills Used: SharePoint 2003/2007, Office 2003/2007, SQL Server 2005, Skelta Workflow Accelerator, VMWare ESX server, Windows 2003 Server, ISA Server. HTML/XHTML, ASP.NET. SharePoint Designer. Drupal CMS,
IT Services, University of the West of England(UWE): Sept 1999 – March 2004
Senior Systems Engineer, Windows Development Team
Creation and implementation of desktop systems, applications and server based applications. In this time I was responsible for the development of the desktop build system at UWE, starting with a large rollout (4000 PC’s) of NT4 in 1998/1999 and again with Windows 2000 a year or so later. Both systems written using VBScript using database backed scripted installations and WinInstall. In parallel to this I also assisted with the tender and rollout of Citrix Metaframe based thin-client to 2000 desktops, working closely with Unisys.
Towards the end of this time I was responsible for the scoping and deployment of the Blackboard learning environment, and the planning and implementation of the Active Directory and Exchange systems, again working with Unisys. I also implemented the identity management system (MIIS).
Skills Used: SQL Server 2000, VBScript, VB6, VB.NET, WinInstall, WinNT/2000, AD, Exchange 2003, Citrix Metaframe, MIIS.
IT Services, University of the West of England: July 1996 – August 1999
Systems Engineer/Novell administrator
Second line support for desktop applications. Creation and management of student PC desktop build system. Administration of Novell servers and email systems.
Skills Used: Novell Netware, Windows, Unix IMAP mail systems administration, application packaging and deployment. VB6. Windows command line scripting.
Avon and Gloucestershire College of Heath: June 1991 – July 1996
Senior IT Technician
As sole IT technician I provided support to all 200 student PC’s and 300 staff PC’s. I also administered the Novell 3.12 servers and maintained the network. This included creating the network cables and troubleshooting network issues. Created helpdesk system and provided training to staff and students on PC systems. I also produced a medical Journal “INPRINT” using PageMaker/Word.
Skills Used: Novell administration, problem solving, command line scripting, people skills,
Avon Wildlife Trust: June 1989 – July 1991
Design and production of AWT’s graphic design needs, production of two monthly publications, illustration and photography for publications. Creation of signage for wildlife reserves.
Skills Used: Illustration, design, PageMaker, Corel Draw,
I am an artist and illustrator, and am presently involved in illustrating a local history book about Bristol. I’m also a keen photographer, and have had several exhibitions of work. I am Chair of South Bristol Arts, we organise the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail , which is held every year in May. I also developed and help run the SBA website, which is based on the Drupal CMS.
1994- Present – Open University (BA Art History)
1971-1979 – Ashton Park School 6 O levels 1 A level
City and Guilds in Radio Communications
References available on request